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

China’s new rules on COVID are causing concern as some cities have suspended routine testing

Regular COVID testing is no longer required in many cities China eased various virus restrictions last Friday Communities worried about the spread of the virus under relaxed rules Major cities including Beijing reported record cases on November 13 BEIJING, November 14 (Reuters) – Several Chinese cities began halting routine COVID-19 testing on Monday, days after … Read more

Iranians protest at the epicenter of tension in the southeast of the country on the occasion of ‘Bloody Friday’

Prominent Sunni cleric criticizes security forces unrest in minority areas The general asks the clergy to watch their words, restore calm DUBAI (Reuters) – Thousands of Iranians protested in the country’s restive southeast on Friday to revive a security crackdown on Sept. 30 known as “Bloody Friday” as the country’s clerical rulers engage in ongoing … 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

Lula’s honeymoon ends with Brazilian markets amid concerns over spending plan

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s short honeymoon with financial markets appeared to be over on Thursday, as he sought to create more room to increase social spending without setting long-term fiscal rules or naming top economic policy makers. . Brazil’s currency and the Bovespa stock exchange benchmark (.BVSP)Which rose last … Read more

Britain froze Russian assets worth 18 billion pounds

Russia bypasses Libya and Iran as prime target of UK sanctions The UK says sanctions are hurting Russia’s military Russia uses chips in kitchen utensils for cabinets The UK government has reported 236 sanctions violations LONDON (Reuters) – The British government said on Thursday it had frozen more than 18 billion pounds ($20.5 billion) in … 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

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

Canada asks three Chinese companies to quit lithium mining

China says Canada has broken trade and market rules Chinese company stocks fall Companies say don’t expect a huge impact on performance OTTAWA/BEIJING (Reuters) – Canada on Wednesday ordered three Chinese companies to liquidate their investments in Canada’s critical minerals, citing national security. In response, China accused Ottawa of using national security as an excuse … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro does not concede to Lula, but authorizes the transfer

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did not concede defeat on Tuesday in his first public comments since losing Sunday’s election, saying protests by his supporters were the result of “indignation and a sense of injustice” over a vote. However, he stopped short of contesting the election result and authorized his chief of … Read more