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

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

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

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

Debate over the Ukraine war dominates the summit of the Group of 20 major economies

Draft Declaration: “Most” G20 Members Condemn Ukraine’s War Ukrainian Zelensky pushes his plan to end the conflict Indonesia calls for an end to political polarization US President Biden skips a dinner party in Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A Western-led campaign to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominated Tuesday’s G20 summit in Indonesia’s Bali … 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