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Chinese cities ease COVID restrictions as virus continues to spread

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Some communities in Chinese cities where COVID-19 is still spreading are easing testing requirements and quarantine rules ahead of an expected change in virus policies across the country following social unrest. widespread. The uneven relaxation of COVID restrictions is, however, fueling fear among some residents who suddenly feel more exposed… Read More »

Ramaphosa’s future in balance with South Africa’s ‘farmgate’ scandal

Panel considers president may have committed misconduct Ramaphosa denied any wrongdoing ANC executive to meet on Friday to discuss conclusions Rand and Bonds Dip on Speculation Ramaphosa May Go CAPE TOWN, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Cyril Ramaphosa’s future as South African president was at stake on Thursday when his office said he was exploring options… Read More »

Florida withdraws $2 billion from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment

Dec 1 (Reuters) – Florida’s chief financial officer said on Thursday his department will withdraw $2 billion of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the largest such divestment by a state that opposes environmental, social and corporate policy of the asset manager. governance policies (ESG). The move is unlikely to affect BlackRock’s $8 trillion… Read More »

China softens tone on severity of COVID after protests

BEIJING, Dec 1 (Reuters) – China is softening its tone on the severity of COVID-19 and easing some coronavirus restrictions even as the daily number of cases hovers near record highs after anger over the world’s tighter restrictions fueled protests across the country. Several cities in the world’s second-largest economy, while still reporting new infections,… Read More »

Hindu group holds rally for Adani port paralyzed by Indian fishing community

Adani port construction stalled for nearly four months Supporters say the port will bring jobs and investment Protesters say project is causing erosion VIZHINJAM, India, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Hundreds of a Hindu group marched on Wednesday in support of the construction of a $900 million port in southern India, chanting slogans against a local… Read More »

Excitement and defiance for Chinese youth at COVID ‘tipping point’ protests

HONG KONG/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – When Yang, an office worker in Shanghai, saw video clips of a burning building in western China, a disaster in which 10 people died, she said she could not contain her anger because of Covid-19. -19 measures three years after the start of the pandemic. Watching a World Cup… Read More »

COVID protests ramp up in Guangzhou as China lockdown anger boils

SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Residents of China’s industrial hub of Guangzhou clashed with white riot police dressed in hazardous materials late on Tuesday, videos on social media showed, as frustration with strict COVID-19 rules were overflowing, three years after the pandemic. The clashes in the southern city marked an escalation of protests in central… Read More »

China lockdown protests spread to overseas campuses and cities

HONG KONG, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Protests against China’s strict Covid-19 policy and restrictions on freedoms have spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show of solidarity with rare displays of defiance in China at the weekend. Dissidents and expatriate students held vigils and small-scale protests in cities around the… Read More »

China beefs up security after rare protests over COVID restrictions

Police in Shanghai and Beijing make visible presence on the streets No sign of further protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday The backlash is a setback for efforts to eradicate the virus. News of protests roils global markets SHANGHAI/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Police patrolled the sites of weekend protests in Shanghai and Beijing… Read More »

Clitoral reconstruction offers hope to Kenyan women after childhood mutilation

NAIROBI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Imagine having no sensation in a body part for most of your life and finally being able to feel it. That was the transformation sought by some 60 Kenyan women who underwent female genital mutilation, or FGM, during childhood and came forward for clitoral reconstructive surgery during a recent humanitarian… Read More »