‘Assassination attempt’ on Pakistani envoy in Afghan capital | News

‘Assassination attempt’ on Pakistani envoy in Afghan capital |  News

An “assassination attempt” has targeted Pakistan’s top diplomat in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s prime minister has said, as tensions between the neighboring countries simmer. Mission chief Ubaid Ur Rehman Nizamani was targeted in an attack on his embassy compound, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said on Friday. “I strongly condemn the dastardly assassination attempt on Pakistan’s Head of Mission … Read more

Inside China’s Fight for a Zero COVID Future

Inside China’s Fight for a Zero COVID Future

Opinions on Xi’s Zero COVID policy vary Anger at being locked in, fear of opening The loosening of the rules threatens to cause discontent SHANGHAI, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Samuel Ren is sick with zero COVID. “Omicron is not a threat, it’s like a normal cold,” said an IT worker in his 20s in Shanghai, … Read more

Japan, Britain and Italy will announce a joint fighter project as early as next week – sources

Japan, Britain and Italy will announce a joint fighter project as early as next week – sources

TOKYO, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Japan, Britain and Italy will announce a landmark deal as early as next week to jointly develop a new advanced jet fighter, two sources familiar with the plan told Reuters. For Tokyo and London, it represents the culmination of ever-closer defense ties, which in turn give Britain a greater security … Read more

Chinese cities ease COVID restrictions as virus continues to spread

Chinese cities ease COVID restrictions as virus continues to spread

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are relaxing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected nationwide shift in virus policy following widespread social unrest. But the uneven easing of COVID restrictions is raising fears among some residents who suddenly feel more exposed to the … Read more

The EU tentatively approved a price ceiling for Russian offshore oil of USD 60

The EU tentatively approved a price ceiling for Russian offshore oil of USD 60

BRUSSELS, Dec 1 (Reuters) – European Union governments tentatively agreed on Thursday to cap the price of Russian offshore oil at $60 a barrel – an idea of ​​the Group of Seven (G7) nations – with an adjustment mechanism to keep the cap at 5%. below the market price, according to diplomats and a document … Read more

Blackstone’s $69 billion REIT is limiting buybacks in a blow to its ownership empire

Blackstone’s  billion REIT is limiting buybacks in a blow to its ownership empire

NEW YORK, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Blackstone Inc ( BX.N ) cut withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted real estate income trust (REIT) on Thursday after a surge in buyout requests, an unprecedented blow to the franchise , which helped turn it into an asset management behemoth. Curbs occurred because redemptions hit predetermined limits, rather … Read more

Ukraine claims that Russia is withdrawing forces from the river towns opposite Kherson

Ukraine claims that Russia is withdrawing forces from the river towns opposite Kherson

Kyiv: Russia withdraws some troops from Oleshka, nearby towns Heavy trench warfare in the east with the onset of winter The mayor of Kyiv says to stock up on food and warm clothes The EU has tentatively agreed on a price ceiling for oil Kherson, Ukraine, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Thursday … Read more

China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with flowers, black front pages

China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with flowers, black front pages

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Chinese newspapers turned their front pages black on Thursday and flags were flown at half-mast to mourn the death of former President Jiang Zemin, as supporters laid piles of flowers outside his childhood home. Jiang died in his home city of Shanghai shortly after noon on Wednesday of leukemia and … Read more

Sam Bankman-Fried Says He ‘Never Attempted Fraud’

Sam Bankman-Fried Says He ‘Never Attempted Fraud’

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder and former chief executive of now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX, tried to distance himself from suggestions of fraud in his first public appearance since his company’s collapse, which stunned investors and left creditors scrambling. losses totaling billions of dollars. Bankman-Fried said Wednesday via video link at … Read more

China softens tone on severity of COVID after protests

China softens tone on severity of COVID after protests

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) – China is softening its tone on the severity of COVID-19 and easing some coronavirus restrictions, even as its daily number of cases hovers near record highs, after anger over the world’s toughest restrictions sparked protests across the country. Some cities in the world’s second-largest economy, while still reporting new infections, … Read more