Chinese cities are easing the curbs, but a total zero-Covid exit is some way off

Chinese cities are easing the curbs, but a total zero-Covid exit is some way off

BEIJING, Dec 4 (Reuters) – More Chinese cities, including Urumqi in the far west, announced easing of coronavirus restrictions on Sunday as China seeks to make its zero-Covid policy more targeted and less burdensome after unprecedented protests against the restrictions last weekend. Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang region and where protests first erupted, will reopen … Read more

Beijing, Shenzhen ease more COVID restrictions as China fine-tunes policy

Beijing, Shenzhen ease more COVID restrictions as China fine-tunes policy

SHANGHAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Beijingers on Saturday praised the removal of COVID-19 testing booths, while Shenzhen said it would no longer require commuters to submit test results to travel as China’s easing of virus restrictions gathered pace. Even as daily cases near record highs, some cities are taking steps to relax COVID-testing requirements and … 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

Russian oil sanctions are about to begin. And they could disrupt markets in a big way

Russian oil sanctions are about to begin.  And they could disrupt markets in a big way

European oil sanctions are set to begin on December 5. The aim is to reduce Russia’s oil revenues due to its war in Ukraine. Andrei Rudakov | Bloomberg | Getty Images Analysts have warned that the upcoming sanctions on Russian oil will be “really disruptive” for energy markets unless European nations set a price cap. … 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

Eurozone inflation eased to 10% in November as energy prices eased

Eurozone inflation eased to 10% in November as energy prices eased

Markets are watching the latest inflation data outside the eurozone ahead of the new ECB meeting. Julien DeRosa | dpa | Getty Images Inflation in the Eurozone slowed slightly in November according to Wednesday’s preliminary figures, prices came off record highs and fell short of analysts’ expectations. Consumer prices in the 19-member region have been … Read more

The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

The EU failed to agree on a price ceiling for Russian oil, diplomats say

BRUSSELS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – European Union governments failed to agree on a price cap for Russian offshore oil on Monday, as Poland insisted the cap must be set lower than proposed by the G7 to reduce Moscow’s ability to finance its invasion. Ukraine, diplomats said. “There is no agreement. The legal texts have now … Read more