Exclusive: US weighs 100 miles by sending strike weapon to Ukraine – sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a proposal from Boeing to supply Ukraine with small, accurate and cheap bombs mounted on plentiful missiles, allowing Kiev to strike far beyond Russian lines as the West struggles to meet demand for more weapons. The military stockpiles of the United States and its allies are shrinking, and … Read more

Shanghai protesters and police crowd as anger mounts over China’s restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus

An unprecedented wave of civil disobedience under President Xi Frustration mounted over Xi’s policy of not spreading the coronavirus An apartment fire in Urumqi last Thursday killed 10 Vigils are turning into protests in cities including Beijing and Shanghai Distinguished Peking University students stage a protest SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Hundreds of demonstrators shouted in Shanghai … Read more

New labor unrest rocked the huge Foxconn iPhone factory in China

Pictures online show hundreds of workers protesting Surveillance cameras and windows were smashed by men with sticks Workers complain of delayed wages and inadequate food Foxconn says work to prevent recurrence of violence SHANGHAI/TAIPI (Reuters) – Hundreds of workers took part in protests at a Foxconn station. (2317.TW) Footage uploaded to social media showed the … Read more

The Italian government approves the 2023 budget of 35 billion euros to boost the economy

The budget finds more than 21 billion euros to tame energy bills Additional energy company profits are taxed at 35%. Includes amnesty for tax arrears, lowering the retirement age Relaunching a bridge project linking Sicily with the mainland ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s new right-wing government approved its first budget on Tuesday, a package focused on … Read more

Younger Chinese are rejecting the factory jobs that underpin the economy

SHENZHEN (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhou only saw his father a few times a year when he returned for a break from his grueling job at a textile factory in the southern province of Guangdong. For his father’s generation, working in factories was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For … 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

Biden and Xi clash over Taiwan in Bali but Cold War concerns are tepid

Biden and Xi meet for 3 hours before the G20 Both leaders stress the need to get relations back on track Indonesia seeks partnerships on the global economy in the G20 Ukraine’s President Zelensky addresses the G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov. 14 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping … Read more