Protests erupt in Xinjiang and Beijing after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Public anger in China over increasing COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China’s far western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, Beijing, as nationwide infections set a new record. Crowds took to the streets in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, on Friday evening chanting “End the … Read more

Reality puts an end to some Qatari dreams of World Cup rental bonanza

Agency says Qatar hotel group demanded new payments Some rates have been reduced, but many properties are vacant Broker says some landlords were seeking unrealistic rents DOHA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Qatar has faced an unexpected oversupply of rooms in the busy group stage of the World Cup, with online portals showing rooms in at … Read more

Amazon employees protest on some German, French sites on Black Friday

Actions part of global call by Make Amazon Pay initiative Demonstration calls for better pay Amazon says no disruption to operations BERLIN/PARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Some employees at Amazon (AMZN.O) branches in Germany and France took down tools on Black Friday as part of a global move to target the online retailer on one … Read more

Avian flu outbreak wipes out 50.54 million U.S. birds, a record

CHICAGO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the deadliest outbreak in the country’s history, data from the US Department of Agriculture showed on Thursday. The deaths of chickens, turkeys and other birds represent the worst animal health disaster in the US … Read more

In Mexico, the Aztec excavation sets new records as the royal mystery deepens

MEXICO CITY, Nov 24 (Reuters) – An extensive cache of Aztec ritual offerings found beneath the center of Mexico City, near the steps of what would have been the empire’s holiest shrine, provides new insight into pre-Hispanic religious rituals and political propaganda. Sealed in stone boxes at the base of the temple five centuries ago, … Read more

The US was preparing to allow Chevron to boost Venezuela’s oil production

US ready to allow oil giant to produce and sell Venezuelan oil Chevron owes billions in unpaid debts from the state-run PDVSA The US aims to siphon Venezuelan oil sales from shadow firms HOUSTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Chevron Corp could soon receive US approval to expand operations in Venezuela and resume oil trading once … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in cold, darkness as the president begs the UN to punish Russia

Power outages widespread as Russia focuses on power grid US: Russia tries to freeze Ukraine into submission Crews are working to restore power and water “We are an unbreakable people,” said President Zelensky WASHINGTON/KYIV, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has urged the United Nations Security Council to act against Russia over airstrikes … Read more

A bleak winter looms as Russian attacks cripple Ukraine’s power capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after bombing Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Residents of Kherson receive offers to evacuate to safer regions Ukraine’s security services raid the famous Kiev monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid brutal Russian strikes that have cut the … Read more

Japan to investigate Unification Church after backlash over ruling party ties

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Japan on Tuesday launched an investigation into the Unification Church that could threaten its legal status after the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in July exposed its close ties to the ruling party and sparked a public outcry. caused recoil. For the Unification Church, founded in South Korea … Read more

Beijing closes parks and museums as COVID cases rise in China

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Beijing closed parks, malls and museums on Tuesday as more Chinese cities resume massive testing for COVID-19 as China battles a spike in cases, raising concerns about its economy and raising hopes for a speedy recovery. post is tempered -coronavirus reopening. China reported 28,127 new local cases nationally on Monday, … Read more