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

COVID has hit HIV detection in Europe and is threatening eradication progress

COVID has hit HIV detection in Europe and is threatening eradication progress

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing has fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening a global goal to end the disease by 2030, a report said. A joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control … Read more

Interpol has confirmed a red notice for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos

Interpol has confirmed a red notice for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos

LISBON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Global police agency Interpol confirmed on Wednesday it had issued a red notice for Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the country’s former president, asking global law enforcement agencies to track her down and temporarily arrest her. Dos Santos, who has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, has faced corruption charges … Read more

South Korea cancels jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes enter air defense zone

South Korea cancels jets as Chinese and Russian warplanes enter air defense zone

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – South Korea’s military said two Chinese and six Russian fighter jets entered the air defense zone on Wednesday, neutralizing the fighter jets. Two Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and exited the Korean Air Defense Identification Zone (KADIZ) off South Korea’s southern and northeastern coasts starting around 5:50 a.m. (2050 GMT … Read more

Anti-COVID protests escalate in Canton as anger simmers in China

Anti-COVID protests escalate in Canton as anger simmers in China

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – People in China’s manufacturing hub of Guangzhou clashed with riot police in white hazmat suits on Tuesday night, social media videos showed, as frustration flared after three years of strict COVID-19 rules. pandemic. Clashes in the southern city marked an escalation of protests in the commercial hub of Shanghai, the … Read more

HSBC’s $10 billion dividend from the sale of RBC’s Canadian unit

HSBC’s  billion dividend from the sale of RBC’s Canadian unit

The deal comes under pressure from a Chinese shareholder Analysts hail a “sensible” transaction The bank could return the proceeds from the deal to shareholders LONDON/TORONTO/NEW YORK, Nov 29 (Reuters) – HSBC ( HSBA.L ) agreed to sell its Canadian business to Royal Bank of Canada ( RY.TO ) for C$13.5 billion ($10 billion) in … Read more

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID restrictions in China

Stocks and oil rise on hopes of looser COVID restrictions in China

Euro STOXX 600 up 0.4% Oil prices rebound on Chinese hopes, talk of production cuts The dollar falls as investors seek riskier assets Chinese property stocks rose on political support http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn LONDON/SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Stocks and oil rose on Tuesday on hopes that public unrest in China could prompt an earlier easing of … Read more