Ukraine says Russia is starting to push east and kill civilians; 7 dies in Lviv

Ukraine says a civilian car service station has been hit in Lviv Russia says it hit hundreds of military targets Ukrainian fighters are holding out in parts of Mariupol Mariupol’s commander asks the pope to help save lives LVIV / KYIV, April 18 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday that Russia had launched an expected … Read more

Shanghai factories are booming towards reopening as the city aims to facilitate the closure

SHANGHAI, April 18 (Reuters) – Manufacturers including Tesla (TSLA.O) on Monday began preparations to reopen their Shanghai factories as China’s most populous city accelerates efforts to return to normal after a nearly three-week COVID shutdown. Still, most workers will have to live on site, and there was no immediate word on how factories will deal … Read more

Russian teacher rejected Kremlin propaganda and then paid the price

LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) – Days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Andrei Shestakov opened a set of files in a WhatsApp group chat for history teachers like himself in his city in eastern Russia. The files – which Reuters has reviewed and contains dozens of pages of documents and presentations as well … Read more

China’s GDP for Q1 tops forecast, but weakness in March significantly increases the risk of the outlook

China’s GDP for the first quarter + 4.8% y / y, risks to the outlook rise sharply March activity indicators are already showing increasing stress Retail contract 3.5% in March against -1.6% in opinion poll March nationwide unemployment highest since May 2020 Industrial production, investments beat the forecasts BEIJING, April 18 (Reuters) – China’s economy … Read more

Shanghai aims for a turning point for lockdown by Wednesday

SHANGHAI, April 17 (Reuters) – Shanghai has set a target to stop the spread of COVID-19 outside quarantine areas by Wednesday, said two people familiar with the matter, which will allow the city to further ease its shutdown and begin to return to normal life as public frustrations grow. The goal will require officials to … Read more

French left gives no voting instructions after internal consultations

PHOTO PHOTO – Jean-Luc Melenchon, leader of the far-left opposition party La France Insoumise (France Unbowed – LFI), and L’Union populaire (popular union) candidate for the French presidential election in 2022, give a speech after partial results in the first round of the French presidential election in 2022, in Paris, France, April 10, 2022. REUTERS … Read more

Kim Jong Un observes weapons tests to improve nuclear capabilities

SEOUL, April 17 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has observed the test firing of a new type of tactically controlled weapon aimed at increasing the country’s nuclear capabilities, the North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday. The report comes amid signs that North Korea may soon resume nuclear tests, according … Read more

The Ukrainian president says up to 3,000 soldiers have been killed so far; new explosions hit cities

Explosions hit Kyiv in the north, Lviv in the west Zelenskiy says 2,500-3,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed About 20,000 Russian troops were killed, he says Ukraine says street fighting continues in Mariupol Russia’s Moscow – largest ship sunk in war for 40 years KYIV, April 16 (Reuters) – Explosions were heard in Kiev and … Read more

‘Fortress in a city’: Ukrainians cling to Mariupol steelworks

April 15 (Reuters) – Explosions rumbled and smoke rose this week from a steelmaking district in besieged Mariupol, where dwindling Ukrainian forces are contained, while Russia is trying to take full control of its largest city to date. Azovstal Iron and Steel Works, one of Europe’s largest metallurgical plants, has become an appropriate apocalyptic bulwark … Read more

Bird flu, Ukraine war pushes up egg prices worldwide

CHICAGO / PARIS, April 14 (Reuters) – Severe outbreaks of bird flu in the US and France are tightening global egg supplies and raising food prices as the war in Ukraine disrupts shipments to Europe and the Middle East. Higher prices are especially painful for consumers who rely on eggs as a cheap source of … Read more