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

The caregiver’s lament: How to deal with the costs of care

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (Reuters) – You probably know PJ Byrne from movies, most likely as one of the fast-living psychics alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street. But Byrne’s most important role these days is closer to home: that of son and caregiver. His 79-year-old father has been suffering from dementia for … Read more

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei said the coronavirus protests will not shake the government

Ai Weiwei says the protests are unlikely to last The police will use force to silence the protesters The movement lacks organization and leadership MONTEMOOR AU NOVO, Portugal, Nov. 28 (Reuters) – From his Portuguese home, Ai Weiwei, a prominent Chinese dissident whose art often criticizes Beijing’s policies, said the latest wave of protests will … Read more

Canada to enhance defense and cyber security in Indo-Pacific policy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, outlining C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in spending to bolster military and cyber security in the region and pledging to engage with China. troubled.” While working with her on climate change and trade issues. The plan, detailed in a 26-page document, said Canada … Read more

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

Putin meets the mothers of soldiers, some of whom are bereaved Putin: I personally and the entire leadership share your pain Russia has not fully disclosed its losses on the battlefield Some mothers say the Kremlin ignores the most important groups of relatives LONDON (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday spoke to a handpicked … 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

New York Fed: Bank liquidity may be tighter than expected, with policy implications

Nov. 18 (Reuters) – The way the banking system manages its cash suggests that the financial system may not be as fluid as many now understand it, and that could have implications for how the Federal Reserve manages the size of its balance sheet, a paper from the Reserve Bank said. New York Fed on … Read more

Column: China picks up the American beans while the pig herd is still in check

NAPPERVILLE, Illinois, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – China has been choppy in the U.S. soybean market lately, though its purchases last week were unexpectedly large and probably badly needed as supplies of the largest bean ran out. imported. However, China’s pig industry, the largest in the world, could be on rocky ground as evidenced by rising … Read more