Belarus says it will retaliate against sanctions, facing “unprecedented pressure”

Belarus says it will retaliate against sanctions, facing “unprecedented pressure”

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko speaks to migrants as he visits the Bruzgi Transport and Logistics Center on the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region, Belarus 26 November 2021. REUTERS / Kacper Pempel Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up MOSCOW, DECEMBER 3 (Reuters) – Belarus said it would retaliate after the … Read more

BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

BioNTech CEO, who is sure to quickly adapt the vaccine to Omicron

FRANKFURT, December 3 (Reuters) – Germany’s BioNTech should be able to adapt its coronavirus vaccine relatively quickly in response to the Omicron variant, its CEO Ugur Sahin said, adding that despite the mutation shots, it should continue to protect people against serious illness. BioNTech (22UAy.DE) and Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) jointly produced one of the first … Read more

US, EU concerned over China’s ‘problematic and unilateral actions’ at sea

US, EU concerned over China’s ‘problematic and unilateral actions’ at sea

WASHINGTON, December 2 (Reuters) – The United States and the European Union on Thursday expressed great concern over China’s “problematic and unilateral actions” in the South China Sea and stressed the need for close contact to deal with “competition and systemic rivalry” with Beijing. The joint statement followed talks in Washington between US Deputy Secretary … Read more

China’s advisers recommend lower GDP targets for 2022 as headwinds grow – sources

Advisors come up with targeted recommendations prior to the key meeting Slowdown is seen sustainably into 2022 due to property issues, COVID Financial stability is seen as crucial in a year of change of leadership Braking fans policy eases hope, test reform resolve BEIJING, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – Chinese government advisers will recommend the government … Read more

Alibaba threatens bigger than Beijing in Weibo IPO

HONG KONG, DECEMBER 3 (Reuters Breakingviews) – China’s most censored internet company has bigger concerns than Beijing. Weibo (WB.O), the country‚Äôs response to Twitter, is a frequent target for regulatory intervention thanks to its influence over public opinion. Leaders have mostly handled it with awareness. The company’s relationship with Alibaba (9988.HK) is a worse thorn … Read more

Large-scale Russian offensive possible in January, Ukraine says

Ukraine’s newly appointed Minister of Defense Oleksii Reznikov attends a session of the Parliament of Kiev, Ukraine on November 4, 2021. REUTERS / Oleksandr Klymenko Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up KYIV, December 3 (Reuters) – Russia has assembled more than 94,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders and is possibly preparing … Read more

The International Space Station swings to dodge space junk

FILE PHOTO: International Space Station (ISS) photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft after docking, October 4, 2018. NASA / Roscosmos / Handout via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up MOSCOW, December 3 (Reuters) – The International Space Station (ISS) had to swing away from a … Read more

Reaction to Didi Global’s plans to delist from New York

December 3 (Reuters) – The following are reactions to ride-high giant Didi Global (DIDI.N)’s decision to delist from the New York Stock Exchange and pursue a listing in Hong Kong, after succumbing to pressure from Chinese regulators who are concerned about data security. Didi encountered Chinese authorities pushing ahead with its 4.4 billion US IPO … Read more

Cementing ties, the UAE buys 80 French-made Rafale warplanes

French President Emmanuel Macron, wearing a protective face mask, awaits a guest at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, December 1, 2021. REUTERS / Sarah Meyssonnier Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up DUBAI, December 3 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates on Friday ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets, the largest … Read more

Mexico may impose tariffs on the proposed U.S. tax deduction for electric cars

Mexican Economy Minister Tatiana Clouthier gestures during interview with Reuters in Mexico City, Mexico, January 11, 2021. REUTERS / Dave Graham Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Sign up MEXICO CITY, Dec. 2 (Reuters) – A proposed U.S. tax deduction for electric vehicles is “discriminatory,” and Mexico is analyzing a series of … Read more