Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging more resources to tackle “disruptive” China as it works with the world’s second-largest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined spending of C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion), including to bolster Canada’s military presence and cybersecurity in the region … Read more

Greta Thunberg is suing her native Sweden for climate failure

Greta Thunberg is suing her native Sweden for climate failure

“The Swedish state has never treated the climate crisis as the crisis it is, and the new government has made it clear that it will not,” said 20-year-old Anton Foley, who is formally the chief prosecutor in the case. , a statement said.

Adidas launches investigation into allegations of misconduct against Kanye West

Adidas launches investigation into allegations of misconduct against Kanye West

Nov 24 (Reuters) – Adidas AG (ADSGn.DE) said on Thursday it has launched an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behavior by Kanye West after the German sporting goods manufacturer ended its partnership with the rapper and fashion designer last month. Adidas said it initiated the investigation after receiving an anonymous letter containing several allegations against … Read more

Iran’s World Cup team shuns national anthem to support protests

Iran’s World Cup team shuns national anthem to support protests

Iranian teams have also taken a stand in other sporting events. The men’s water polo team refused to sing the national anthem of the Islamic Republic at an event on November 8. Iranian sportswomen have competed in international tournaments uncovered for the first time in decades, drawing the wrath of authorities.

In a cold Ukrainian village, Banksy mural offers a warm bath

In a cold Ukrainian village, Banksy mural offers a warm bath

HORENKA, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – As they face a cold winter, residents of a bombed-out Ukrainian village say they appreciate a warm bath in a mural painted by graffiti artist Banksy. The mural, which shows a man scrubbing his back in a bathtub, is on the ground floor of the remains of an apartment … Read more

Iranians choose not to sing the national anthem at the World Cup

Iranians choose not to sing the national anthem at the World Cup

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Iran’s national football team chose not to sing their country’s national anthem before their opening match against England on Monday, in a clear show of support for protesters at home. All eleven starting players were silent as the national anthem was played at the Khalifa International Stadium. More than two … Read more

Younger Chinese reject factory jobs that drive the economy

Younger Chinese reject factory jobs that drive the economy

SHENZHEN, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Growing up in a Chinese village, Julian Zhu saw his father only a few times a year when he returned for vacation from his exhausting job at a textile factory in southern Guangdong province. For his father’s generation, factory work was a lifeline out of rural poverty. For Zhu, and … Read more

Musk launches Twitter poll on ex-President Trump’s recovery

Musk launches Twitter poll on ex-President Trump’s recovery

Former US President Donald Trump speaks at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, USA on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Trump formally entered the 2024 US presidential race, making official what he had been teasing for months. many Republicans are preparing to move away from their old standard bearer.

No alcohol sales permitted at Qatar’s World Cup stadium sites

No alcohol sales permitted at Qatar’s World Cup stadium sites

DOHA Nov 18 (Reuters) – Alcoholic beer will not be sold at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums, world soccer governing body FIFA said on Friday, a last minute reversal which raised questions among some supporters about the host country’s ability to deliver on promises to fans. The announcement comes two days before Sunday’s kickoff of the … Read more

US Senator questions Ticketmaster after complaints about Taylor Swift sales

US Senator questions Ticketmaster after complaints about Taylor Swift sales

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (Reuters) – Ticketmaster faced questions from a Democratic US senator on Thursday about its sales practices, two days after Taylor Swift fans complained about website outages and long waits to buy tickets for her upcoming tour of the USA. In a letter to Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N), Ticketmaster’s parent company, … Read more