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

COVID public health emergency in the US to stay in place

Two Biden administration officials said Friday that the United States will maintain a public health emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing millions of Americans to get free tests, vaccines and treatments. One of the officials said the possibility of an increase in coronavirus cases in the winter and the need for more time to transition … Read more

Exclusive: Tesla considering exporting Chinese-made electric cars to US sources

SHANGHAI, November 11 (Reuters) – TESLA (TSLA.O) Two people familiar with the planning are considering exporting electric cars made in China to the United States, a reversal that would reflect the automaker’s deep cost advantage at its Shanghai plant and sluggish demand from Chinese consumers. Tesla is studying whether parts made by its suppliers in … Read more

Musk warns of Twitter bankruptcy as more CEOs resign

(Reuters) – Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk on Thursday raised the possibility of the social media platform’s bankruptcy, capping a chaotic day that included a warning from the US privacy regulator and the exit of the company’s trust and safety leader. In his first conference call with employees, the billionaire said he couldn’t rule out … 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

As the yen drops, gadget-loving Japan turns to used iPhones

TOKYO (Reuters) – For years Japanese shoppers have been eagerly waiting for the latest hardware, but now a weaker yen has put new iPhones out of reach for some and sparked a growing second-hand trade in a key market for Apple Inc. (AAPL.O). The Japanese currency’s slide to a 32-year low against the dollar has … 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

China’s exports and imports shrink as coronavirus eases and global demand slows

October China’s exports and imports unexpectedly shrink Weak data is another blow to the faltering economy Global recession risks, curbing COVID in China darkens expectations Analysts expect further weakness in exports and imports BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s exports and imports unexpectedly contracted in October, the first simultaneous decline since May 2020, as rising inflation and … Read more

IRGC commander warns protesters: Today is the last day of riots

Elite Force Commander issues one of the toughest warnings yet Rights groups talk about new demonstrations and bloodshed The Revolutionary Guard has not deployed since the protests began (Reuters) – The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned protesters that Saturday would be the last day they would take to the streets, in the clearest sign … Read more