Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

Crypto lender BlockFi files for bankruptcy as FTX ripple effect spreads

The filing follows weeks after the collapse of FTX FTX is listed as BlockFi’s #2 lender Bitcoin is down more than 70% from its 2021 peak Nov 28 (Reuters) – Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, it said on Monday, the latest cryptocurrency casualty following the spectacular collapse of the FTX … Read more

China’s anti-blocking protests have spread to campuses and cities abroad

China’s anti-blocking protests have spread to campuses and cities abroad

HONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Protests against China’s strict zero-covid policy and restrictions on freedoms spread to at least a dozen cities around the world over the weekend in a show of solidarity with rare shows of defiance in China. Expatriate dissidents and students held smaller vigils and protests in cities around the world, … Read more

China tightens security measures after rare protests against COVID restrictions

China tightens security measures after rare protests against COVID restrictions

Shanghai and Beijing police will increase their presence on the streets No sign of new protests in Beijing, Shanghai on Monday The backlash is an obstacle in the effort to destroy the virus News of the protests roil global markets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Police patrolled weekend protest sites in Shanghai and Beijing on … Read more

China’s anti-blockade protests roil stocks, oil

China’s anti-blockade protests roil stocks, oil

China reports record new local cases of COVID Commodities caught on sale The dollar extends gains against the yuan SYDNEY/LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Shares and commodity prices suffered a broad sell-off on Monday as isolated protests in major Chinese cities against the zero-epidemic country’s strict restrictions hit growth expectations in the world’s second-largest economy. … Read more

The BBC says Chinese police attacked one of its journalists at a protest in Shanghai

The BBC says Chinese police attacked one of its journalists at a protest in Shanghai

LONDON/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai and detained him for several hours, but China disputed the account, saying he did not identify himself as a reporter . “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID restrictions

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID restrictions

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protests in China against severe COVID-19 curbs spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with protesters also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi, where the fire occurred, … Read more

Thousands of Aussies Strip for Tunick Photo Shoot to Raise Cancer Awareness

Thousands of Aussies Strip for Tunick Photo Shoot to Raise Cancer Awareness

SYDNEY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – About 2,500 people stripped down to pose for American photographer Spencer Tunick on Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness of skin cancer. Tunick, known for organizing mass nude photo shoots at world landmarks, used a megaphone to direct participants into several poses on the beach … Read more

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin tells mothers of soldiers killed in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin meets mothers of soldiers, some survivors Putin: “I personally and the entire leadership share your pain” Russia has not fully disclosed its losses on the battlefield Some mothers say the Kremlin is ignoring more critical groups of relatives LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin spoke on Friday to a handpicked group of … Read more

Germany in talks with allies about Polish pressure to deploy Patriots in Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies about Polish pressure to deploy Patriots in Ukraine

NATO says the decision to deploy Patriots to a specific country Poland has asked to send German launchers to western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland a request for German Patriot air defense units to be sent to Ukraine after the head of NATO suggested … Read more

Iranian fans enjoy the victory, but the protests cause a fight

Iranian fans enjoy the victory, but the protests cause a fight

AL RAYYAN, Qatar, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Iran’s national soccer team sang its national anthem during its second World Cup match against Wales on Friday, having stayed away from its opener earlier this week in apparent support of protesters. back home. Loud jeers could be heard from Iranian supporters as the anthem played, with the … Read more