China’s markets collapse as protests break out over Covid lockdowns

Hong-Kong CNN affairs — Major stock indices and the Chinese currency opened sharply lower on Monday as widespread protests against the country’s strict Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend rocked investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HSI) index fell as much as 4.2% in early trading. It was down 3.5% last time. The Hang Seng (HSI) … Read more

Odell Beckham Jr. removed from Miami flight after refusing to comply with safety protocol, police say

CNN — NFL free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was removed from an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Miami International Airport Sunday morning after refusing to comply with safety protocol, according to a statement from the Miami-Dade Police Department. Officers were notified around 9:30 a.m. Sunday of a medical emergency on an … Read more

WA Premier Mark McGowan warns recession is coming next year

Western Australian Prime Minister Mark McGowan has warned that a recession is coming next year, having previously only indicated it was a risk. His comments came while answering reporters’ questions about an ongoing pay dispute with striking nurses, reiterating that the current deal being offered was generous. “We expect a recession to come next year,” … Read more

A railway strike will not ruin your holiday. But it will affect you in many ways

New York CNN affairs — So once again the nation and its economy are at risk of a massive freight rail strike, this one as early as December 9. But the one thing you don’t have to worry about is whether it will affect your Christmas shopping plans. (It won’t.) A prolonged rail strike can … Read more

Stena ferry boss attacks EU over border controls

Mr. Olsson’s father, Sten Allan, founded Stena Line in 1962, providing services between Gothenburg and the fishing port of Skagen However, Mr Mårtensson says Stena is extremely optimistic about doing business in Britain after Brexit. Last week it submitted a bid to build a free port in Anglesey – one estimated to create up to … Read more

Sober or clear? Europe stands for holidays during the energy crisis

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early-season revelers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations filled Verona’s Christmas Market over the inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still hasn’t decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling Christmas lights as officials debate how bright to make the season amid an energy … Read more

Indonesia needs earthquake resistant houses. Building it is a huge challenge

CNN — A deadly earthquake that reduced buildings to rubble in West Java, Indonesia, has once again exposed the dangers of living in poorly built homes in one of the most seismically active zones in the world. Since Monday’s quake, survivors have been sleeping on the streets or in shelters away from homes vulnerable to … Read more

Treasury blocks payment of train staff for fear of wage-price spiral

A senior industry source said: “This is the week the curtain has fallen and everyone can see who is holding things up. “Monday was a slow motion car crash that was completely avoidable. The government flip-flopped over the course of a weekend, eventually denying that they had stopped an offer. The claims echo those made … Read more

Adidas launches investigation into Ye claims

Kanye West at an event announcing a partnership with Adidas on June 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Getty Images Adidas said it is investigating allegations made by staff regarding musician Ye’s behavior during his collaboration with the German sportswear brand and the response from senior corporate figures. The company said in a statement late Thursday: … Read more

Economies are booming with Russian wealth, migration

Russians cross the border between Russia and Georgia days after President Vladimir Putin announced a mobilization drive on Sept. 21. Daro Sulakauri | Getty Images News | Getty Images While many economies are reeling from the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a select few countries are benefiting from an influx of Russian migrants and … Read more