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

Exclusive: US plans to send 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

Exclusive: US plans to send 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces … Read more

China poses growing threat in military space race, top US general says

China poses growing threat in military space race, top US general says

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Rapid advances in Chinese military capabilities pose growing risks to U.S. supremacy in space, the head of the U.S. military’s space wing said on Monday. Nina Armagno, director of the US Space Force staff, said Beijing has made significant progress in developing military space technology, including areas such as satellite … Read more

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists during protest in Shanghai

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists during protest in Shanghai

LONDON/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted one of its reporters covering a protest in Shanghai and detained him for several hours, but China disputed the account and said that he had not identified himself as a journalist. “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our … Read more

Israel’s Ben-Gvir, in leaked audio, cautious about advancing far-right agenda

Israel’s Ben-Gvir, in leaked audio, cautious about advancing far-right agenda

JERUSALEM, Nov 27 (Reuters) – A far-right member on his way to a key post in Israel’s new government has warned his party not to try to push its agenda too fast, saying in a leaked recording Sunday that some bills could backfire. . Last week, Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu promised Jewish power leader Itamar … Read more

Ukraine’s nuclear boss says he sees signs Russia may leave occupied plant

Ukraine’s nuclear boss says he sees signs Russia may leave occupied plant

KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear energy company said on Sunday there were signs Russian forces may be preparing to leave the massive Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant they seized in March shortly after their invasion. Such a move would be a major change on the battlefield in the partially occupied … Read more

Kremlin defends Russian-led security alliance after criticism from Armenia

Kremlin defends Russian-led security alliance after criticism from Armenia

This content was produced in Russia where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday that attempts to break up a Russian-led security alliance had always existed and would continue to do so, but insisted on the fact that the alliance … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focuses on ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focuses on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-largest economy on climate change and trade issues. . The 26-page document outlines spending of C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion), including bolstering Canada’s military and cybersecurity presence in the … Read more

Iran’s supreme leader’s niece urges world to sever ties with Tehran – video online

Iran’s supreme leader’s niece urges world to sever ties with Tehran – video online

DUBAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The niece of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a well-known human rights activist, has called on foreign governments to sever all ties with Tehran following the violent crackdown on popular unrest triggered by the death in police custody of a young woman. A video of a statement by Farideh … 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