Chinese cities ease COVID curbs as virus keeps spreading

BEIJING, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Some communities in urban China where COVID-19 is still spreading are…

World Cup delirium ignites alleys of Pakistan’s ‘mini Brazil’

KARACHI, Dec 2 (Reuters) – Flags of some of the nations taking part in the FIFA…

China set to loosen COVID curbs after week of historic protests

China allows home quarantine, cuts mass testing – sources According to a senior official, the virus…

Letter bomb injures one at Ukraine’s Madrid embassy, Kyiv ramps up security

MADRID/KYIV, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A security guard at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured on…

Clashes in Guangzhou as China tries to quell COVID protests

Demonstrators clashed with riot police in hazmat suits Approximately 27-43 protests were held in 22 Chinese…

Morning Bid: China crisis brewing

Nov 28 (Reuters) – A look at the day ahead in Asian markets from Jamie McGeever.…

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched a much-anticipated Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging to tackle…

Kim Jong Un says North Korea aims to have the world’s strongest nuclear force

SEOUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promoted dozens of military officers involved…

China’s COVID infections hit record as economic outlook darkens

China has a very good record dating back to the April explosion in Shanghai Cabinet warns…

Beijing shuts parks, museums as China’s COVID cases rise

BEIJING, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Beijing closed parks, shopping malls and museums on Tuesday, while more…