France has been hit by a new wave of strikes to protest Macron’s pension reform

The reform will raise the retirement age from 62 to 64 Schools, transportation networks and refinery deliveries have been affected Macron: Reform is vital to ensure the continuity of the pension system PARIS (Reuters) – Strikers disrupted French refinery shipments, public transport and schools on Tuesday, the second day of nationwide protests against President Emmanuel … Read more

Microsoft’s cloud outage affects users all over the world

Outage affects Microsoft Azure cloud platform for hours Hit several Microsoft services including Teams and Outlook Microsoft says most customers have service restored now The stock fell 2.4% in the premarket January 25 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) On Wednesday, it said it had restored all of its cloud services after a network outage that … Read more

China reports massive rise in COVID-related deaths after data criticism

Nearly 60,000 COVID-related hospital deaths have been reported China has been criticized for underreporting COVID deaths The official says emergency hospitalizations have peaked Travel recovering before the Lunar New Year holidays BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Saturday that nearly 60,000 people with COVID-19 had died in hospital since it abandoned its COVID-19 non-spread policy … Read more

The coronavirus outbreak in China raises global concerns as citizens mobilize in Beijing

The virus is spreading rapidly in China after the policy change The World Health Organization will hold a briefing after talks with Chinese scientists More countries are seeking pre-boarding tests from Chinese arrivals EU officials meet to coordinate Chinese travel policy BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media mobilized the public on Wednesday for “final victory” … Read more

Chinese media downplays the severity of COVID as the World Health Organization seeks details about the variants

State media says severe illness from the coronavirus is rare Chinese scientists brief the World Health Organization Chinese factory activity contracted in December BEIJING/HONG KONG/GENEVA, Jan. 3 (Reuters) – China’s state media downplayed the severity of a surge in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, while its scientists briefed the World Health Organization, which is seeking detailed … Read more