Trenches, endless mud and death: the Battle of Bakhmut

Ukrainian tankers man their positions atop a tank in a muddy field near an undisclosed frontline position in eastern Ukraine on November 28, 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Yevhen Titov Afp | Getty Images The sight of trenches, endless mud and mass destruction — with just the stumps of trees emerging from a … Read more

Toyota Kirloskar Vice Chairman Vikram S Kirloskar dies of heart attack

Toyota Kirloskar Vice Chairman Vikram S Kirloskar dies Last respects can be paid to him at the Hebbal Crematorium, Bengaluru, at 1 pm on Wednesday PTI, Nov 30 2022, 07:55 ist updated: Nov 30 2022, 09:03 ist Toyota Kirloskar Motor Vice Chairman Vikram S Kirloskar has died due to a heart attack, the automaker said … Read more

Kids Online Safety Act may harm minors, civil society groups warn

Dozens of civil society groups urged lawmakers in a letter Monday against passing a bill that aims to protect children from online harm, warning the bill itself could actually pose further danger to children and teenagers. The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Democracy & Technology, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Fight for the Future, GLAAD and … Read more

Netflix’s plan kept ‘Glass Onion’ from more box office millions

Netflix probably left hundreds of millions of dollars on the table by not keeping Rian Johnson’s “Glass Onion” in theaters. The sequel to Johnson’s critically acclaimed “Knives Out” opened in nearly 700 theaters, the largest release of any Netflix original film to date, last Wednesday ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. “Glass Onion” leaves theaters … Read more

European markets close mixed awaiting changes in China’s Covid policy

UK gilt market ‘not back to normal’, BOE governor says The UK gilt market is “not back to normal” after the Bank of England intervened on Sep. 28, according to Governor Andrew Bailey, who spoke in front of a lawmakers’ committee Tuesday. The governor said the bank did not want to buy index-linked gilts, but … Read more

Russian experts assess Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Leaders meeting in Yerevan on November 23, 2022. Karen Minasyan Afp | Getty Images When Russia invaded Ukraine in February, nobody in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is believed to have expected the war to last more than a few months. As the weather … Read more

Domestic and international tourist crowds traveling in Japan

I thought I managed to beat the tourist crowds on my recent trip to Japan. On my first night in Osaka, I managed to get a picture with the famous Glico sign without anyone else in the background. Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Days later, CNBC’s Abigail Ng saw multiple groups of people flocking to … Read more

Hong Kong stocks rise nearly 4% ahead of China’s Covid briefing

Oil prices jump more than a dollar ahead of China’s briefing Oil prices climbed ahead of a press conference which will be held by China’s State Council, as investors continue to monitor developments – paring some losses seen on Monday, when it reached the lowest levels in almost a year. The West Texas Intermediate futures … Read more

Crude oil prices erased most of their 2022 gains and could head lower

Tom Kaye of Plymouth, Pennsylvania tops off his neighbor’s gas tank for them at a gas station in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, US October 19, 2022. Aimee Dilger Reuters Oil prices are defying expectations and are barely higher on the year, as the outlook for oil demand continues to deteriorate for now. West Texas Intermediate crude futures … Read more

Iran is calling for the US to be thrown out of the World Cup after the flag change

Ahmad Nourollahi of Iran in action during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between England and IR Iran at Khalifa International Stadium on November 21, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. Richard Sellers Getty Images Sport | Getty Images Iranian state media is calling for the US World Cup soccer team to be thrown … Read more