China’s new rules on COVID are causing concern as some cities have suspended routine testing

Regular COVID testing is no longer required in many cities China eased various virus restrictions last Friday Communities worried about the spread of the virus under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing reported record cases on November 13 BEIJING, November 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began halting routine COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after … Read more

Lula’s honeymoon ends with Brazilian markets amid concerns over spending plan

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s short honeymoon with financial markets appeared to be over on Thursday, as investors grew impatient with his desire to boost social spending without setting long-term fiscal rules or naming his largest economy. policy makers. Brazil’s currency and the Bovespa stock exchange benchmark (.BVSP)Which jumped last … Read more

Exclusive: China cancels EU leader’s video speech at opening of major trade fair

BEIJING/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Chinese authorities behind a major trade fair in Shanghai have withdrawn an opening speech by the president of the European Council that was due to criticize Russia’s “illegal war” in Ukraine and call for a reduction in the European Union’s trade dependency with China. Diplomats said. Three European diplomats told Reuters … Read more

China’s trade unexpectedly shrinks as coronavirus curbs and global slowdown in demand

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 a perfect storm … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro will remain silent on Lula’s victory in Lula’s election until Tuesday

BRASILIA (Reuters) – President Jair Bolsonaro will not speak publicly about his defeat in Brazil’s presidential election until Tuesday, a minister said, amid doubts over whether the far-right nationalist will accept the victory of his leftist rival Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. . Communications Minister Fabio Faria told Reuters that Bolsonaro was delaying making statements … Read more

Tear gas security forces students defy Iran protest warning

The protests show no signs of abating amid severe warnings from the state Clashes between university students and security forces Journalists demand the release of their imprisoned colleagues Rights groups talk about arrests of activists and students DUBAI (Reuters) – Protests in Iran entered a more violent phase on Sunday as students who defied an … Read more

Russia halts Ukrainian grain exports from the Black Sea, raising fears of a food crisis

July agreement allows export of grain from Ukraine Biden says ‘outrageous’ move will increase starvation Russia says the action is in response to Ukraine’s attack on ships Zelensky urges strong response from UN, G20 Oct 30 (Reuters) – Russia withdrew from a major UN-brokered grain deal, sparking international outrage and dealing a blow to attempts … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of workers fired in Qatar’s capital ahead of World Cup

Buildings housing Asian and African workers have been emptied Some residents gave two hours to leave the house World Cup highlights Qatar’s treatment of workers DOHA (Reuters) – Workers expelled from their homes told Reuters that Qatar has emptied housing complexes housing thousands of foreign workers in the same areas in the center of the … Read more

US, Japan and South Korea warn of ‘unparalleled’ response if North Korea conducts nuclear test

TOKYO (Reuters) – The United States, Japan and South Korea warned on Wednesday that an “unprecedented” reaction would be justified if North Korea conducted its seventh nuclear bomb test. Washington and its allies believe North Korea may be on the verge of resuming nuclear bomb tests for the first time since 2017. “We agreed that … Read more

Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

October 25 (Reuters) – Is Twitter dying? Billionaire Elon Musk mused in April, five days before he offered to buy the social media platform. Indeed, according to the internal Twitter site(TWTR.N) The research, seen by Reuters, goes beyond just a few examples of celebrities cheating their own accounts. Twitter struggles to keep its most active … Read more