As China begins to dismantle ‘zero COVID’ controls, fears about the virus are growing

The largest easing of restrictions since the onset of the pandemic Cities urge citizens to be vigilant Analysts say China is not ready for a surge in cases BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – As many Chinese embraced new freedoms on Thursday after the country abandoned key parts of its strict anti-coronavirus regime, there were growing concerns about … Read more

Japan v Croatia: The Samurai Blue aim to reach their first World Cup quarter-final

CNN – in world Cup of surprises, Japan She played a leading role in making headlines Shock results. Not many expected the Samurai Blue to top both Spain and Germany to top Group 5 in the knockout qualifiers, but the team was so impressive that it wouldn’t raise many eyebrows now if Japan advanced to … Read more

An official body in Iran announces the killing of 200 people in protests, and Raisi praises the “freedoms”

DUBAI (Reuters) – President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday hailed the Islamic Republic of Iran as a guarantor of rights and freedoms, defending the ruling regime amid a crackdown on anti-government protests that the United Nations says have claimed more than 300 lives. Meanwhile, the country’s top security body said 200 people, including members of the … Read more

Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

Riot police in hazmat suits crash into protesters The number of protests is estimated at 27-43 in 22 cities across China The largest wave of civil disobedience since 1989’s Tiananmen Covid lockdown and protests hit China’s economy SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear … Read more

China’s security apparatus swings into action to stifle Covid protests

CNN – China Extensive security services quickly moved to choke Mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking cellphones and even calling some protesters to warn them not to repeat it. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … Read more

The White House is treading carefully as protests spread in China while the United States tries to repair relations with Beijing

Washington CNN – Frustrated protesters also took to the streets across China To protest the government’s strict Covid-19 restrictions — which has led to rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials — the Biden White House chooses its words carefully and deliberately. Senior US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest … Read more

Lockdown protests in China: What you need to know

Beijing CNN – China He moved quickly to quell the demonstrations that broke out across the country over the weekend, deploying police forces to key protest sites and tightening internet censorship. The protests were sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly no-Covid policy, but as numbers swelled at demonstrations in several major cities, a … Read more

Canada to enhance defense and cyber security in Indo-Pacific policy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, outlining C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion) in spending to boost military and cyber security in the region and pledging to deal with a “troubled” China. While working with her on climate change and trade issues. The plan, detailed in a 26-page document, said Canada would … Read more

Falling home prices is coming. High unemployment could make it much worse

London CNN Business – Last year, Auckland’s largest real estate company was unable to sell properties fast enough to meet demand in New Zealand’s largest city. Homes were “flying out the door,” said Grant Sykes, a principal at the Barfoot & Thompson real estate agency. “There were chin-breaking moments when agents would stand across the … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people with the onset of winter

“Invincible centers” to provide heating, water and the Internet Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid The Group of Seven will soon announce the ceiling for Russian oil prices – an American official Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to conserve energy as … Read more