A government body in Iran announces the killing of 200 people in protests, and behind me praises ‘freedoms’

DUBAI (Reuters) – President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday hailed the Islamic Republic of Iran as a guarantor of rights and freedoms, defending the ruling regime amid a crackdown on anti-government protests that the United Nations says have claimed more than 300 lives. Meanwhile, the country’s top security body said 200 people, including members of the … Read more

Booby traps and destruction in Kherson, Ukraine after the withdrawal of the Russian army

Kherson region, Ukraine – The sight of freshly made shingles on the roof of a destroyed house was like a small ray of sunshine emerging among the ruins of the village of Myrn. At the beginning of the war, one [Ukrainian] She picked up her phone to show a video of a smiling young man … Read more

Biden sees the economy avoiding a recession, but the risks remain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden assured Americans Friday that the US economy is in full swing for the holiday season, but the same strength for the new jobs report Show that high inflation is still a threat to recession. At the White House, the president signed an emergency bill to avert a rail strike … Read more

Chinese cities are easing COVID restrictions as the virus continues to spread

BEIJING (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are relaxing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected shift in virus policies nationwide after widespread social unrest. However, the uneven easing of COVID restrictions is fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more vulnerable to a disease that … Read more

Biden and Macron affirm their commitment to Ukraine but differ on willingness to talk to Putin

CNN – US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron On Thursday they showed a united front in addressing the ongoing war in Ukraine, but they gave mixed answers about their willingness to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying they spent much of their last meeting discussing the invasion. Biden told reporters during … 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

The death of Jiang Zemin, who led China’s economic renaissance

BEIJING (AP) — Jiang Zemin, who led China out of isolation after the military crushed pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and backed economic reforms that ushered in a decade of explosive growth, died Wednesday. He was 96 years old. State media reported that Jiang, who was president for a decade until 2003 and led … 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 lockdowns 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

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