Chinese cities are easing COVID restrictions as the virus continues to spread

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are relaxing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest. However, the uneven easing of COVID restrictions is fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more vulnerable to a disease that … Read more

The US Embassy is the latest target in a series of mined letters in Spain

The first explosive device was sent to the Prime Minister’s Office on November 24 Five similar booby-trapped messages were received on Wednesday and Thursday An official of the Ukrainian Embassy was slightly wounded in the explosion of one explosive device Another device was found at the US Embassy in Madrid It also targeted the Ministry … Read more

Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

Riot police in hazmat suits crash into protesters The number of protests is estimated at 27-43 in 22 cities across China The largest wave of civil disobedience since 1989’s Tiananmen Covid lockdowns and protests hit China’s economy SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people with the onset of winter

“Invincible centers” to provide heating, water and the Internet Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid The Group of Seven will soon announce the ceiling for Russian oil prices – an American official Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to conserve energy as … Read more

A bleak winter looms as Russian strikes cripple Ukraine’s energy capacity

Ukrainians with little or no warming up after the bombing Temperatures in several areas are already below freezing Kherson residents receive an offer to evacuate to safer areas Ukrainian security forces raid the famous Kyiv Monastery Kyiv (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelensky pleaded with Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have halved … Read more

COP27 offers a breakthrough in the climate fund at the cost of advances in emissions

The COP27 climate summit ends after long negotiations at the end of the week Delivers final agreement on the creation of a landmark climate finance fund Negotiators say some have blocked tougher emissions targets SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt (November 20) (Reuters) – Countries wrapped up this year’s United Nations climate summit on Sunday with a … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Joy mixes with concerns about water and energy for Kherson residents Residents recount the violations committed by the occupation forces Fighting rages in Donetsk and eastern Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utilities companies in Kherson are … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor countries say to the rich

Island nations demand global carbon tax “While they win, the planet is burning” Fears grow over hunger striker imprisoned in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Leaders of poor countries criticized rich governments and oil companies for causing global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to demand that … Read more

At COP 27, climate change was framed as a battle for survival

China and the United States have a leading role Guterres aims to phase out coal by 2040 The UAE, which is hosting the 2023 talks, says it will continue to produce fossil fuels SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – World leaders and diplomats coined the fight against global warming as a battle for human survival during … Read more

Ukraine warns of more attacks on infrastructure, mayor urges Kyiv to prepare for the worst

Russia may be preparing for more attacks on energy sites – Zelensky 4.5 million Ukrainians without electricity as winter approaches Biden aide held talks with senior Russian officials Report: US urges Ukraine to open up to talks with Russia Kyiv/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned on Sunday of possible further Russian attacks on … Read more