China is preparing to ease coronavirus restrictions after a week of 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 Biggest public challenge show in years HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – China is set to announce an easing of COVID-19 quarantine protocols in the coming days and a cut … Read more

Coronavirus protests escalated in Guangzhou as China’s lockdown anger boiled over

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – People in Guangzhou, China’s manufacturing hub, clashed with white riot police wearing hazmat protective gear on Tuesday night, videos on social media showed, as frustration with strict COVID-19 rules boiled over. 19 three years later. epidemic. Clashes in the southern city constituted an escalation of protests In the commercial center of Shanghai, … Read more

Investors hope Beijing will lift COVID restrictions faster as protests dampen markets

Dozens of universities, demonstrators show civil disobedience There was no sign of new protests in Beijing and Shanghai on Monday Chinese bonds and stocks suffered huge outflows in 2023 LONDON (Reuters) – Rare protests spreading across China over Beijing’s anti-coronavirus policy may have unleashed a new wave of political uncertainty, but could also hasten the … Read more

The European Union warns of an escalation of the dispute over license plates in Kosovo and Serbia

BRUSSELS/BELGRADE (Reuters) – The European Union warned on Monday of “escalation and violence” after emergency talks between Kosovo and Serbia failed to resolve their long-running dispute over license plates for cars used by Kosovo’s ethnic Serb minority. “After many hours of discussion … the two sides did not agree on today’s solution,” EU foreign policy … Read more

Deposed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the leg in an ‘obvious assassination attempt’

Former cricketer Imran Khan shot himself in the leg He was leading a march to Islamabad to demand early elections “It was an obvious assassination attempt,” says an aide. Pakistan has a long history of political violence LAHORE (Reuters) – Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the leg on Thursday when his … Read more