Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Snowy Kyiv grapples with power outages amid fears of new attacks

Ukraine racing to repair infrastructure hit by Russia Winter setting in with around 20% energy capacity deficit Party boss says coming week could be ‘really difficult’ KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Snow fell in Kyiv and temperatures hovered around freezing on Sunday as millions in and around the Ukrainian capital struggled with disruptions to electricity … Read more

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of “everything app”

Twitter CEO Musk says user signups at all-time high, all features of "everything app"

Nov 27 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk says new user signups to the social media platform are at an “all-time high”, as he struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms over concerns about verification and hate speech. Signups were averaging over two million per day in … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID curbs mounts

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China's COVID curbs mounts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protests in China against heavy COVID-19 curbs spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with demonstrators also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi where the fire occurred … Read more

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

TAIPEI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support . The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councilors are ostensibly … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: 'We share your pain'

Putin meets soldiers’ mothers, some bereaved Putin: ‘I personally, and the whole leadership, share your pain’ Russia has not fully enumerated its battlefield losses Some mothers say Kremlin ignores more critical relative’ groups LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday met with more than a dozen mothers of Russian soldiers fighting in … Read more

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns

G7 price cap on Russian oil could be above current trading level EIA gasoline stocks data shows higher than expected build COVID-19 controls tighten in China Nov 24 (Reuters) – Benchmark Brent oil edged lower on Thursday while West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude held steady, hovering in sight of two-month lows as the level of … Read more

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn apologises for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, terms Apple says it has team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in China … Read more

Wall Street rises as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes

Wall Street rises as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes

Growth stocks bounce as Treasury yields drop Tesla jumps as Citigroup upgrades Nordstrom falls on reduced profit forecast Dow Jones Industrial closed at highest level since April Dow up 0.28%, S&P 500 up 0.59%, Nasdaq up 0.99% Nov 23 (Reuters) – Wall Street’s main indexes ended Wednesday with solid gains after the Federal Reserve’s November … Read more

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

Twin blasts in Jerusalem kill one in suspected Palestinian attack

At least 14 injured in two blasts at bus stops Hamas praises attack, does not claim responsibility Explosions recall bus bomb attacks in 2000-05 JERUSALEM, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Two bombs exploded at bus stops on Jerusalem’s outskirts on Wednesday, killing a 16-year-old boy and wounding at least 14 other people in what appeared to … Read more

Some Russian commanders encouraged sexual violence, says lawyer advising Kyiv

Some Russian commanders encouraged sexual violence, says lawyer advising Kyiv

KYIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) – There is evidence that Russian commanders in several instances were aware of sexual violence by military personnel in Ukraine “and in some cases, encouraging it or even ordering it,” according to an international criminal lawyer assisting Kyiv’s war crime investigations. British lawyer Wayne Jordash told Reuters that in some areas … Read more