China steps up security after rare protests over COVID restrictions

China steps up security after rare protests over COVID restrictions

Shanghai and Beijing police make their presence visible on the streets No sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday The backlash is a setback for efforts to eradicate the virus News of the protests rocks global markets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Police patrolled the scene of weekend protests in Shanghai and … Read more

Two people rescued from small plane crash near Washington, authorities say

Two people rescued from small plane crash near Washington, authorities say

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Two seriously injured people trapped inside a small plane that crashed into high-voltage power lines near Washington, DC and caused massive blackouts have been rescued, it said on Monday authorities. “Both patients were transported to area trauma centers with serious injuries,” Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said at a media … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID restrictions mounts

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger over China’s COVID restrictions mounts

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Protests in China over heavy COVID-19 restrictions spread to Shanghai on Sunday, with protesters also gathering at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a fire murderer in the far west of the country sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi where the … Read more

Vatican says China violated pact on bishops and wants explanation

Vatican says China violated pact on bishops and wants explanation

VATICAN CITY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The Vatican accused Chinese authorities on Saturday of violating a bilateral pact on the appointment of bishops by installing one in a diocese not recognized by the Holy See. A statement said the Vatican learned with “surprise and regret” that the bishop of another district had been installed as … Read more

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of reviving Josef Stalin’s “genocidal” tactics as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians during the winter of 1932-1933. ‘Holodomor’ Remembrance Day comes as Ukraine struggles to repel invading Russian forces and deal with widespread breakdowns caused by airstrikes which Kyiv … Read more

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Agency says Qatar hotel group demanded new payments Some reduced rates, but many empty properties Broker says some landlords were looking for unrealistic rents DOHA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Qatar has found itself with an unexpected glut of rooms in the busy World Cup group stage, with online portals showing rooms in at least 42 … Read more