UN chief Gore and others issue heated warnings in climate negotiations

UN chief Gore and others issue heated warnings in climate negotiations

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — With the world on “a highway to climate hell with its foot on the accelerator,” the U.N. chief told dozens of leaders Monday to “cooperate or perish,” singling out the two biggest polluting countriesChina and the United States. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was not alone in preaching fire and brimstone … Read more

What Cramer sees on Tuesday — possible GOP gains, Nvidia defecting, Kohl’s CEO out

What Cramer sees on Tuesday — possible GOP gains, Nvidia defecting, Kohl’s CEO out

Midterm polls: We should have some early evening signs from the exit polls.

Ukraine worries about US midterms – POLITICO

Ukraine worries about US midterms – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article There is growing anxiety about what Tuesday’s US midterm elections could mean for Ukraine and US support for the country, amid fears that a Republican surge could weaken US support for Kiev. Ukrainian officials and lawmakers are scrutinizing the polls and analyzing the comments of their colleagues. “We … Read more

Russia, China block plans for marine protection in Antarctica

Russia, China block plans for marine protection in Antarctica

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – Russia and China have again blocked plans backed by the European Union, the United States and 23 other nations to protect three large swaths of sea around Antarctica from most fishing. But conservationists said there were some positives from a two-week international meeting on the future of Antarctica’s pristine waters, … Read more

Russia, China and Islamic State Jump on Musk’s Twitter Bandwagon – POLITICO

Russia, China and Islamic State Jump on Musk’s Twitter Bandwagon – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Elon Musk has gained some new superfans: Russia, China and the Islamic State. After the world’s richest man bought Twitter for $44 billion last month, officials and journalists with ties to Russia and China — and even some jihadists — urged him to lift restrictions on their use … Read more

Asia-Pacific shares are mostly rising ahead of the US midterm elections

Asia-Pacific shares are mostly rising ahead of the US midterm elections

Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo, Japan Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Asia-Pacific shares were mostly trading higher early on Tuesday morning as investors digested the Bank of Japan’s summary of statements and looked ahead to the US midterm elections. That Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 1.39% and the Topix was also 1.32% … Read more

China refuses to ease draconian “zero-COVID” policy despite rising cases and human and economic pain

China refuses to ease draconian “zero-COVID” policy despite rising cases and human and economic pain

Beijing – Rumors about it China could loosen its strict “zero COVID” policy, pushed up China’s stock markets and brought a glimmer of hope that life in the country could return to something resembling normal late last week. On Monday morning, however, investors again grappled with the reality that China’s massive economic engine could remain … Read more

Alibaba, Nio, Tencent and other Chinese stocks rise

Alibaba, Nio, Tencent and other Chinese stocks rise

Chinese stocks rose on Monday as investors remained optimistic that coronavirus rules would be eased, despite repeated messages from authorities that China would stay the course with “zero Covid” policies. Major U.S.-listed Chinese stocks were higher in premarket trade, with Ali Baba (ticker: BABA) rises 1.5%, JD.com (JD) 2% in the green, Tencent (700.HongKong) climbing … Read more

Chinese officials signal no change to ‘zero COVID’ policy

Chinese officials signal no change to ‘zero COVID’ policy

BEIJING (AP) – Chinese health officials on Saturday gave no indication of any easing of COVID-19 restrictions after days of speculation that the government was considering changes to a “zero COVID” approach that has hampered economic growth and disrupted daily life. The officials said at a press conference that they would “unwaveringly” stick to the … Read more