US grants Chevron limited permission to pump oil in Venezuela after reaching humanitarian deal

US grants Chevron limited permission to pump oil in Venezuela after reaching humanitarian deal

Washington CNN — The United States has granted Chevron limited permission to resume pumping oil from Venezuela following an announcement on Saturday that the Venezuelan government and opposition group have reached an agreement on humanitarian aid and will continue to negotiate a solution to the country’s chronic economic and political crisis, including a focus on … Read more

Investigators have received more than 260 digital submissions as part of an investigation into the University of Idaho murders

Investigators have received more than 260 digital submissions as part of an investigation into the University of Idaho murders

CNN — Nearly two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, police are still searching for clues and asking the public for help. Investigators are reviewing more than 260 digital submissions — including videos and photos — from the public to an FBI link, the Moscow Police Department announced Friday evening. … Read more

Iran’s supreme leader praises paramilitaries for cracking down on ‘rioters’

Iran’s supreme leader praises paramilitaries for cracking down on ‘rioters’

CNN — Iran’s Supreme Leader has praised the country’s paramilitary Basij force for its role in the deadly crackdown on anti-regime protesters. In a meeting with Basij staff in Tehran on Saturday, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the popular protest movement “rioters” and “thugs” backed by foreign forces and praised the “innocent” fighters of the Basij … Read more

Post-Thanksgiving travel could be complicated this weekend as the eastern US, south and Pacific Northwest face rain and weather

Post-Thanksgiving travel could be complicated this weekend as the eastern US, south and Pacific Northwest face rain and weather

CNN — As well-fed holidaymakers pack their bags, hit the roads and squeeze onto planes this weekend, widespread rain and snow could delay the return journey. Several weather systems are expected to trouble parts of the United States on Saturday and Sunday, with two in the Northeast and another pair dumping snow over parts of … Read more

Virginia Walmart shooting: Authorities identify youngest of 6 victims in deadly Chesapeake mass shooting

Virginia Walmart shooting: Authorities identify youngest of 6 victims in deadly Chesapeake mass shooting

CNN — The youngest victim of this week’s mass shooting at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., is a 16-year-old employee who allegedly used his first salary to buy his mother a gift before he was killed two days before Thanksgiving. Fernando Chavez-Barron, along with five other colleagues, was shot and killed on Tuesday night when … Read more

US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear amid Chinese spying fears

US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear amid Chinese spying fears

The Biden administration has banned the approval of new telecommunications equipment by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE because they pose “unacceptable risk” to US national security. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also prohibit the sale or import of equipment made by Chinese surveillance equipment … Read more

Taiwan local elections presented as a message for China and the world

Taiwan local elections presented as a message for China and the world

Polls opened on Saturday in Taiwan in local elections that President Tsai Ing-wen touted as sending a message to the world about the island’s determination to defend its democracy in the face of growing bellicosity from China. Local elections, for city mayors, county chiefs and local councilors, are apparently about national issues such as the … Read more

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

Apple has a huge problem with its supplier’s iPhone factory in China

hong kong CNN Business — A violent uprising by workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory in central China this week further clouds Apple’s strained supply chain and highlights how the country’s tough zero Covid policy is harming to global technology companies. The unrest began last month when workers left the factory campus in Zhengzhou, … Read more

Indonesia needs earthquake-resistant houses. Building them is a huge challenge

Indonesia needs earthquake-resistant 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 constructed homes in one of the most earthquake-prone areas on earth. Since Monday’s quake, survivors have been sleeping rough or in shelters away from collapsing homes as aftershocks rock buildings already … Read more

Shooting in a school in Brazil: at least 3 dead and 11 injured

Shooting in a school in Brazil: at least 3 dead and 11 injured

CNN — At least three people were killed and 11 others injured on Friday after a gunman opened fire on two schools in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, local authorities said. The attacks took place in the small town of Aracruz, 80 km north of the state capital, Vitoria. The suspected shooter – who … Read more