The United States and France pledged to hold Russia accountable for Ukraine

Biden says he’s willing to talk to Putin about ending the war The EU agreed in principle to cap the seaborne price of Russian oil at $60 Heated battles around the eastern town of Bakhmut Ukraine celebrates the 31st anniversary of the vote for independence WASHINGTON/KHERSON, Ukraine (Reuters) – The presidents of the United States … Read more

China is preparing to ease coronavirus restrictions after a week of historic protests

Sources: China allows home quarantine, cuts mass testing A senior official says the severity of the virus is weakening The shift comes after a series of demonstrations The biggest public challenge show in a decade BEIJING (Reuters) – China is set to announce in the coming days an easing of its COVID-19 quarantine protocols and … Read more

Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

Riot police in hazmat suits crash into protesters The number of protests is estimated at 27-43 in 22 cities across China The largest wave of civil disobedience since 1989’s Tiananmen Covid lockdown and protests hit China’s economy SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear … Read more

China’s security apparatus swings into action to stifle Covid protests

CNN – China Extensive security services quickly moved to choke Mass protests that swept the country, with police patrolling the streets, checking cellphones and even calling some protesters to warn them not to repeat it. In major cities on Monday and Tuesday, police flooded the sites of protests that took place over the weekend, when … Read more

The White House is treading carefully as protests spread in China while the United States tries to repair relations with Beijing

Washington CNN – Frustrated protesters also took to the streets across China To protest the government’s strict Covid-19 restrictions — which has led to rare civil unrest and clashes between the public and officials — the Biden White House chooses its words carefully and deliberately. Senior US officials who have been closely monitoring the unrest … Read more

Lockdown protests in China: What you need to know

Beijing CNN – China He moved quickly to quell the demonstrations that broke out across the country over the weekend, deploying police forces to key protest sites and tightening internet censorship. The protests were sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly no-Covid policy, but as numbers swelled at demonstrations in several major cities, a … Read more

Exclusive: The United States weighs 100 miles of its strike weapon into Ukraine

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

China markets fall as protests over Covid lockdowns break out

Hong Kong CNN Business – China Major stock indices and their currencies traded sharply lower on Monday, as well widespread protests against the country’s strict Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend, dampening investor sentiment. Hang Seng in Hong Kong (HSI) index It fell as much as 4.2% in early trade. It has since pared some losses … Read more

Protests erupted across China in an unprecedented defiance of Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN – Protests broke out all over China On Saturday, including on universities and in Shanghai as hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s increasingly tough and costly anti-Covid policy. a Deadly fire An apartment block in Urumqi, the capital of the … Read more

Protests erupted in Xinjiang and Beijing after a deadly fire

(Reuters) – Public anger in China over the expansion of COVID-19 lockdowns across the country has erupted in rare protests in China’s far-western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, where infections hit a new record. Crowds took to the streets Friday night in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, chanting “Stop the lockdown!” and pumping … Read more