Protests against Covid controls erupt across China

Protests against Covid controls erupt across China

Demonstrators against Covid restrictions hold blank sheets of paper during a protest in Beijing in the early hours of Monday, Nov. 28. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Rare protests broke out across China over the weekend as groups of people vented their frustration over the zero-Covid policy. The unrest came as infections … Read more

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US to be kicked out of 2022 World Cup after it changes Iran flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iran state media has called for the US to be kicked out of the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed Iran’s flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed Iran’s national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook … Read more

Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapping Ye

Trump faulted for dinner with white nationalist, rapping Ye

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is renewing attention to his long history of turning a blind eye to bigotry after dining with a Holocaust-denying white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as Kanye West just days into his third campaign for the White House. Trump had dinner Tuesday at his Mar-a-Lago club … Read more

Taiwan’s local elections billed as message for China and the world

Taiwan's local elections billed as message for China and the world

Polls opened in Taiwan on Saturday in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen has framed as being about sending a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of China’s rising bellicosity. The local elections, for city mayors, county chiefs and local councilors, are ostensibly about domestic issues … Read more

Trudeau says emergency powers needed to disperse convoy blockades | Police News

Trudeau says emergency powers needed to disperse convoy blockades |  Police News

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has defended his decision to invoke emergency powers to disperse anti-vaccine protesters who blocked Canadian border crossings with the United States and occupied the capital earlier this year. Trudeau, testifying on Friday before an independent commission of inquiry in Ottawa, said it was up to him and his cabinet to … Read more

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

Emboldened Biden, Dems push ban on so-called assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden speaks about the “scourge” of gun violencehis go-to answer is to zero in on so-called assault weapons. America has heard it hundreds of times, including this week after shootings in Colorado and Virginia: The president wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns that have the … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy urges European unity; Russian reservists suffer heavy losses

Ukraine's Zelenskyy urges European unity;  Russian reservists suffer heavy losses

Two-thirds of homes in Kyiv are without heat, Ukrainian mayor says Oleg Bistrov, a Ukrainian salesman of a company that sells construction paint, works in the warehouse with a headlight during a power outage in Kyiv, Ukraine on November 21, 2022. Metin Atkas | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Vitaliy Klitschko, the mayor of Kyiv, … Read more

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

Elon Musk says he will broadly restore Twitter accounts which were previously banned

CNN Business — Elon Musk said Thursday that he will begin restoring most previously banned accounts on Twitter starting next week, in his most wide-reaching move yet to undo the social media platform’s policy of permanently suspending users who repeatedly violated its rules. “The people have spoken,” Musk tweeted on Thursday. “Amnesty begins next week. … Read more

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

Hong Kong finds Cardinal Joseph Zen guilty over pro-democracy protest fund

hong kong CNN — A 90-year-old former bishop and outspoken critic of China’s ruling Communist Party was found guilty Friday on a charge relating to his role in a relief fund for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests in 2019. Cardinal Joseph Zen and five others, including the Cantopop singer Denise Ho, contravened the Societies Ordinance by … Read more

Malaysia’s Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government | Election News

Malaysia's Anwar gets to work, promising inclusive government |  Election News

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Anwar Ibrahim has started work as Malaysia’s prime minister after promising to lead a government inclusive of everyone in the multiethnic, multireligious Southeast Asian nation. Anwar clocked in at 9am (01:00 GMT) at the prime minister’s office in the country’s administrative capital Putrajaya on Friday, after being sworn into office by … Read more