Lull in Russian attacks against Ukraine energy, aid pledged

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia held back Monday from launching a new round of strikes that have been expected against power stations and other key infrastructure in Ukraine, as officials warned a lingering energy and water crisis from earlier attacks could prompt more evacuations from the capital. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, hosting the largest … Read more

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows

CNN — The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, the scientists said that the reef is facing major threats due … Read more

5 things to know for Nov. 28: Travel delays, China, Gun ban, Idaho stabbings, Ukraine

CNN — With the holiday season in full swing, several retailers are dangling enticing sales – and might’ve already flooded your email inboxes with Black Friday discounts. Many online shoppers are expected to snag Cyber ​​Monday deals today and then participate in Giving Tuesday, a day of heightened generosity when people give to their favorite … Read more

China eases COVID rules after protests, keeps wider strategy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities eased some anti-virus rules but affirmed their severe “zero COVID” strategy Monday after protesters demanded President Xi Jinping resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. The government made no comment on the protests or the criticism of Xi, but the decision to ease … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, November 28

Traders on the floor of the NYSE Source: NYSE Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Eyes on China and data Markets face a new test this week after protests broke out across China (more on this below). The unrest, driven by rage over the Chinese … Read more

China markets fall as protests erupt over Covid lockdowns

Hong Kong CNN Business — China’s major stock indices and its currency traded sharply lower on Monday, as widespread protests against the country’s stringent Covid-19 restrictions over the weekend roiled investor sentiment. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HSI) Index fell as much as 4.2% in early trading. It has since pared some losses and closed down … Read more

Sober or bright? Europe faces holidays during energy crunch

VERONA, Italy (AP) — Early season merrymakers sipping mulled wine and shopping for holiday decorations packed the Verona Christmas market for its inaugural weekend. But beyond the wooden market stalls, the Italian city still has not decked out its granite-clad pedestrian streets with twinkling holiday lights as officials debate how bright to make the season … Read more

Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on free city

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, hundreds of civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The escape of hundreds from Kherson came as the country paid tribute to the millions of Ukrainians who died in a Stalin-era famine — and sought to ensure that … Read more

Malaysia’s Anwar becomes prime minister, ending decades-long wait

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, capping a three-decade political journey from a protege of veteran leader Mahathir Mohamad to protest leader, a prisoner convicted of sodomy, and opposition leader. His appointment ends five days of unprecedented post-election crisis, but could usher in a new instability with his rival, former … Read more

Indonesia needs earthquake-proof houses. Building them 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 on the planet. Since Monday’s quake, survivors have been sleeping rough or in shelters away from homes vulnerable to collapse as … Read more