China’s industrial profits continue to fall as COVID woes take its toll on the economy

Jan-Oct industrial profit -3.0% yr/yr versus -2.3% in Jan-Sept Risks of domestic COVID outbreaks and global recession highlighted BEIJING, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Chinese industrial companies saw aggregate profits fall further in the January-October period as COVID-19 outbreaks flared and cities imposed new virus restrictions, including targeted lockdowns, dampening economic activity. Industrial profits fell 3.0% … Read more

Kim Jong-un says North Korea is aiming for the strongest nuclear power in the world

SEOUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his country plans to have the world’s most powerful nuclear force as he promoted dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of a new ballistic missile, state media reported on Sunday. The announcement comes after Kim inspected a test of the Hwasong-17, … Read more

Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei dies – Belta

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Belarusian foreign minister Vladimir Makei has died aged 64, state news agency Belta reported on Saturday. “Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei passed away suddenly,” Belta reported. Makei has held his position since 2012. He had attended a conference of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) — a military alliance of several post-Soviet … Read more

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Ukraine marks a Soviet-era famine

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of using the same “genocidal” tactics it used against the Kremlin in the 1930s under Josef Stalin as Kiev commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians in the winter of 1932-33. GRAIN TOP * Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy organized a summit in Kiev … Read more

Protests erupt in Xinjiang and Beijing after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Public anger in China over increasing COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China’s far western region of Xinjiang and the country’s capital, Beijing, as nationwide infections set a new record. Crowds took to the streets in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang, on Friday evening chanting “End the … Read more

Germany is in talks with allies over Polish insistence on sending Patriots to Ukraine

NATO says the decision on whether to deploy Patriots depends on a specific country Poland asked to send German launchers to Western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request to send German Patriot air defense units to Ukraine after the NATO chief suggested the military … Read more

Putin tells mothers of fallen soldiers in Ukraine: ‘We share your pain’

Putin meets mothers of soldiers, some of them next of kin Putin: ‘I personally, and the entire leadership, share your pain’ Russia has not fully enumerated its losses on the battlefield Some mothers say the Kremlin ignores more critical relatives LONDON, Nov. 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Friday met with more than a … Read more

Avian flu outbreak wipes out 50.54 million U.S. birds, a record

CHICAGO, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Avian flu has wiped out 50.54 million birds in the United States this year, making it the deadliest outbreak in the country’s history, data from the US Department of Agriculture showed on Thursday. The deaths of chickens, turkeys and other birds represent the worst animal health disaster in the US … Read more

Adidas launches investigation into allegations of misconduct against Kanye West

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West after the German sporting goods manufacturer ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer last month. Adidas said it initiated the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter containing several allegations against … Read more

Consumer inflation in Japan’s capital is rising at its fastest pace in 40 years

Tokyo Nov core CPI 3.6% higher than f’cast +3.5% Tokyo CPI remains above BOJ’s 2% target for the 6th consecutive month Data underscore rising inflationary pressures TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Core consumer prices in Japan’s capital, a leading indicator of nationwide trends, rose in November at the fastest annual rate in 40 years, surpassing … Read more