Venezuela’s frozen funds to be gradually released for humanitarian aid

MEXICO CITY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government and opposition have asked the United Nations to manage a fund for billions of dollars now held in foreign banks, which will be gradually unfrozen to combat a humanitarian crisis in the oil-rich nation, delegates announced in Mexico City on Saturday. Sources told Reuters last month the … Read more

Taiwan president quits as party head after China threat bet fails to win votes

TAIPEI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Saturday after her strategy to frame local elections as showing defiance to China’s rising bellicosity failed to pay off and win public support. The elections for mayors, county chiefs and local councillors are ostensibly about … Read more

Protests erupt in Xinjiang and Beijing after deadly fire

Nov 26 (Reuters) – Public anger in China towards widening COVID-19 lockdowns across the country erupted into rare protests in China‚Äôs far western Xinjiang region and the country’s capital of Beijing, as nationwide infections set another record. Crowds took to the streets on Friday night in Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi, chanting “End the lockdown!” and … Read more