Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … Read more

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people as the harsh winter approaches

Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government pledged on Tuesday to build shelters to save heat and water and encouraged citizens to conserve energy as a harsh winter approaches amid relentless Russian strikes that have left the power structure in tatters. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly video address on Tuesday that special “invincibility centers” will … Read more

Retail sales in the United States are rising strongly. Raised GDP estimates for the fourth quarter

Retail sales rose 1.3% in October Core retail sales rose 0.7%; September Sales Review Import prices fell for the fourth month in a row industrial production rose 0.1%; Previous months revised down WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales increased more than expected in October as households stepped up purchases of cars and a range of … Read more

Amazon is laying off some hardware unit employees as it targets 10,000 cuts

November 16 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) The company said on Wednesday it had laid off some employees in its hardware group, with a person familiar with the company saying it was still targeting about 10,000 jobs, including in its retail and human resources divisions. The announcement, the first for Amazon since media outlets including … Read more

Marine heat waves in the Mediterranean threaten coastal livelihoods

KIRKANAH ISLANDS, Tunisia, NOV 13 (Reuters) – (This story was corrected on November 13 to show that the sea temperature is 1.2°C higher than it was 30 years ago, not 0.4°C, in paragraph 18) A decade ago, the nets of Tunisian fisherman Ahmed Cheli were bloated with fish and octopus that he sold at the … Read more

Ukraine’s Kherson races to restore energy and water after Russia’s withdrawal

The main infrastructure in Kherson was mined by the Russian ruler The humanitarian situation in Kherson is “extremely difficult” – official Authorities are working to restore vital services Fighting rages in eastern Donetsk, Luhansk regions Kherson, Ukraine (Reuters) – Public utility companies in Kherson are working to restore vital infrastructure that has been scrapped by … Read more

Doubts about Russia’s exclusive oil ceiling raise insurer’s concerns about ships leaving at sea

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Two senior oil industry executives told Reuters that tankers laden with oil risked being left at sea if insurers did not come up with urgent clarification on an incomplete plan of the Group of Seven and the European Union to cap the price of Russian crude. The Group of Seven, which includes … Read more

COP27: Polluters must pay for climate change, poor countries say to the rich

Island nations demand global carbon tax “While they win, the planet is burning” Fears grow over hunger striker imprisoned in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (Reuters) – Leaders of poor countries criticized rich governments and oil companies for causing global warming, using their speeches on Tuesday at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt to demand that … Read more

Ukraine says Russian forces loot and occupy Kherson homes before battle

Power outage in the main city of Kyiv aims to regain control of it Ukraine claims Russian looting in occupied Kherson Russia reinforced the Kherson region before the battle Moscow denies heavy losses to the unit after a protest speech Ukraine: You can talk to the future Russian leader, not Putin Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine … Read more

Twitter temporarily closes offices as layoffs begin

Employees have to hear by 1600 GMT whether they will be laid off Musk looks to cut nearly half of the workforce – internal plans Employees file a class action lawsuit against Twitter (Reuters) – Twitter Inc temporarily closed its offices Friday after telling employees that they will be notified by email later in the … Read more