Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of reviving Josef Stalin’s “genocidal” tactics as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians during the winter of 1932-1933. ‘Holodomor’ Remembrance Day comes as Ukraine struggles to repel invading Russian forces and deal with widespread breakdowns caused by airstrikes which Kyiv … Read more

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukraine marks Soviet-era famine

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukraine marks Soviet-era famine

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of using the same “genocidal” tactics it used against it in the 1930s under Josef Stalin as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that left caused millions of Ukrainians to die during the winter of 1932-33. CEREAL SUMMIT * Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy held a summit … Read more

Death of Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei – Belta

Death of Belarusian Foreign Minister Makei – Belta

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

Nasdaq closes as investors eye Black Friday sales, China infections

Nasdaq closes as investors eye Black Friday sales, China infections

Focus on retailers at the start of Black Friday sales Activision down on likely FTC lawsuit to block Microsoft deal Apple slips, the Foxconn factory in China sees its deliveries drop Indices: Dow up 0.45%, S&P 500 down 0.03%, Nasdaq down 0.52% Nov 25 (Reuters) – The Nasdaq closed lower on Friday under pressure from … Read more

Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

Huge COVID protests erupt in China’s Xinjiang after deadly fire

November 26 (Reuters) – Rare protests erupted in China’s far western Xinjiang region, with crowds shouting at guards in hazmat suits after a deadly fire sparked anger over their prolonged lockdown of COVID-19 as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds chanted “End the lockdown!”, raising their fists in the air as they marched down a … Read more

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Agency says Qatar hotel group demanded new payments Some reduced rates, but many empty properties Broker says some landlords were looking for unrealistic rents DOHA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Qatar has found itself with an unexpected glut of rooms in the busy World Cup group stage, with online portals showing rooms in at least 42 … Read more

US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear citing national security risk

US bans sales of Huawei and ZTE gear citing national security risk

Nov 25 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has banned the approval of new telecommunications equipment by Chinese companies Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) and ZTE (000063.SZ) because they pose “unacceptable risk” to national security the United States. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday it had adopted the final rules, which also prohibit the sale or … Read more

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Millions without heat or electricity

Breaking news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: Ukraine marks Soviet-era famine

November 25 (Reuters) – Millions of Ukrainians were still without heat or electricity on Friday after the most devastating Russian airstrikes on its energy network to date, with residents warned to prepare for further attacks and stock up water, food and warm clothes. CONFLICT * NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said there would be no … Read more

Germany in talks with allies over Polish pressure for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

Germany in talks with allies over Polish pressure for Patriot deployment to Ukraine

NATO declares its decision on the deployment of Patriot in a specific country Poland has asked for German launchers to be sent 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 … Read more

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

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

Putin meets soldiers’ mothers, some of whom are bereaved Putin: “Me personally, and all management, share your pain” Russia did not fully enumerate its battlefield losses Some mothers say the Kremlin is ignoring more critical parent groups LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin met more than a dozen mothers of Russian soldiers fighting … Read more