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

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

BBC journalist ‘beaten and kicked by police’ as protests spread across China

CNN Business — BBC journalist Edward Lawrence was arrested by Shanghai police at the scene of the protests on Sunday evening, according to the BBC and as captured in what appears to be mobile phone footage of the arrest. Although he has since been released, a BBC spokesperson said he was extremely concerned about his … Read more

Chinese markets slump as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

Chinese markets slump as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

hong kong CNN Business — China’s major stock indexes and its currency opened sharply lower on Monday as widespread protests over the country’s tough Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend rattled investor sentiment. Hong Kong Hang Seng Index (HSI) fell 4.2% in early trading. It was last down 3.5%. The Hang Seng Index (HSI) of Chinese … Read more

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

Iran calls for US kicked out of 2022 World Cup after changing Iranian flag on social media to show support for protesters

CNN — Iranian state media have called for the expulsion of the United States from the 2022 World Cup after the United States Soccer Federation changed the Iranian flag on its social media platforms to show support for protesters in Iran. The federation had temporarily displayed the Iranian national flag on its official Twitter, Instagram … Read more

Atlantic station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teens injured in shooting in shopping district near downtown Atlanta

Atlantic station shooting: 12-year-old killed, 5 teens injured in shooting in shopping district near downtown Atlanta

CNN — A 12-year-old child was killed and five teenagers were injured in a shootout on Saturday night after gunfire erupted near the Atlantic Station shopping district in Atlanta following a dispute involving minors, according to city officials. Among those injured, a teenager suffered serious injuries while four others were “shot or injured in some … 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

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies at 64, officials say

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei dies at 64, officials say

CNN — Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei died suddenly at the age of 64, the country’s foreign ministry announced on Saturday. “Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, passed away suddenly today,” the Foreign Ministry said on its official Facebook account, without providing further details on the circumstances surrounding the Minister … 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