The reaction to China’s easing of coronavirus restrictions marked a major policy shift

(Reuters) – China on Wednesday announced the most sweeping changes to its strict anti-coronavirus policy since the outbreak began three years ago, relaxing rules that limited the spread of the virus but crippled the world’s second-largest economy and sparked protests. . The relaxation of the rules, which include allowing people with mild or no symptoms … Read more

Analysis: The G7 Russian oil price cap has evolved from revenue pressure into a market fulcrum

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When U.S. officials first floated the idea of ​​capping Russian oil export prices in response to a planned European embargo in March, they vowed to squeeze revenue for Russia’s war machine, while avoiding a devastating oil price hike. But people familiar with the mechanism’s development and energy analysts said keeping Russian oil … Read more

China prepares for new COVID rules as investors cheer the easing shift

New rules on the novel coronavirus across the country due Wednesday – sources The shift comes after large-scale demonstrations last month Yuan companies, global markets rise on China’s hopes HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China is preparing to announce a further easing of some of the world’s toughest coronavirus restrictions early on Wednesday, sources told Reuters, … Read more

Relief and anxiety as major Chinese cities ease COVID restrictions

The easing comes after a week of historic protests The restrictions have hit the world’s second largest economy Nationwide mitigation measures expected soon – sources BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – (This story has been corrected to change the easing start date to Friday from Saturday in paragraph 16) A further relaxation of COVID-19 testing requirements … 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 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

Drought-affected Kenyan pastoralists are saving wildlife – and their livelihoods

Drought drives animals into villages to eat crops and attack livestock Communities and private landowners are involved in protecting wildlife As agriculture poses a threat to biodiversity, reserves are growing OLCHORO OIROWUA VILLAGE, Kenya, Aug. 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Robert Nambasu and more than 30 other Maasai cattle-grazing families leased some of their … Read more

Protests in Shanghai and Beijing as anger mounts over China’s restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Protests in China against severe COVID-19 restrictions spread to Shanghai on Sunday, where demonstrators also gathered at one of Beijing’s most prestigious universities after a deadly fire in the country’s far west sparked widespread anger. The wave of civil disobedience, which has included protests in Urumqi where the fire occurred as well … 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

Ukraine promises to provide shelter for its people with the onset of winter

“Invincible centers” to provide heating, water and the Internet Widespread power outages due to Russia targeting the electricity grid The Group of Seven will soon announce the ceiling for Russian oil prices – an American official Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine has promised shelters with heat and water and encouraged its people to conserve energy as … Read more