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

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

Five letter bombs have been found in Spain, the country is increasing security

Five letter bombs have been found in Spain, the country is increasing security

The first device was sent to the Prime Minister’s Office on November 24 They received four similar letter bombs on Wednesday and Thursday Ukrainian embassy official slightly injured by one device Also targeted at the Department of Defense, weapons manufacturers, and the Air Force base “Homemade” devices designed to burn rather than explode MADRID, Dec … 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

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