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

Iran threatened the families of the World Cup soccer team, according to a security source

CNN – Iran families FIFA World Cup Team A match security source said the players were threatened with imprisonment and torture if they did not “behave” ahead of the match against the United States on Tuesday. After Iranian players refused to sing the country’s national anthem in their opening match against England On November 21stThe … Read more

China protests: At the heart of the Zero Covid protests, young people are crying for freedom

A version of this story appeared on CNN’s newscast simultaneously in China, a thrice-weekly update that explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it is affecting the world. Register here. CNN – For the first time in decades, thousands of people have done so challenge the Chinese authorities To protest … Read more

World Cup: Football fans stopped by security officials for wearing rainbow items as LGBTQ rights issue won’t go away in Qatar 2022

Doha, Qatar CNN – The World Cup is in full swing Qatar, But issues around LGBTQ+ rights for the Gulf state, world soccer’s governing body FIFA, teams and fans aren’t going away. Two German soccer fans told CNN on Saturday that they were asked by security officials at Qatar 2022 to remove the rainbow-colored items … 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 in an apartment building in the country’s far western … Read more

Falling home prices is coming. High unemployment could make it much worse

London CNN Business – Last year, Auckland’s largest real estate company was unable to sell properties fast enough to meet demand in New Zealand’s largest city. Homes were “flying out the door,” said Grant Sykes, a principal at the Barfoot & Thompson real estate agency. “There were chin-breaking moments when agents would stand across the … Read more

Opinion: Prom mom takes Taylor Swift and Ticketmaster

Editor’s note: Amy Bass (@ bassab1) is Professor of Mathematical Studies at Manhattanville College and authorOne goal: a coach, a team, and the game that divided the city together” And the “Not Victory, but Struggle: The 1968 Olympics and the Making of the Black Athlete,” among other titles. The opinions expressed herein are her own … Read more

Teens say social media is more positive than you think. Here’s why

CNN – Teens get into chatting about social media. Adults often stress the anxiety, self-esteem issues, and social comparisons teens may encounter on social media, but a new study asks teens what they actually experience online and how they see it in their lives. “One of the things we really want to do with this … Read more

Polish missile blast: World leaders hold emergency meeting as ‘Russian-made’ weapon kills two in Przyodo

CNN – World leaders meeting at the G20 summit in Bali are trying to defuse a possible escalation in Ukraine’s months-long war after a “Russian-made” missile hit NATO member Poland, killing two people. The missile fell outside the rural Polish village of Przyodo, about four miles (6.4 kilometers) west of the Ukrainian border on Tuesday … Read more