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In rare public spat, Zelenskiy criticises Kyiv mayor over emergency centres

Nov 25 (Reuters) – In a rare public spat involving Ukrainian leaders, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday criticized the mayor of Kyiv for doing what he said was a poor job setting up emergency shelters to help those without power and heat after Russian attacks. In the wake of crushing Russian missile strikes against the …

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BTS singer Jin set to begin South Korea military service, source says

Seoul, South Korea CNN — K-pop superstar Jin will begin his mandatory military service next month, a source with direct knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday, after the BTS singer appealed to the supergroup’s devoted fans to stay away from his South Korean army training center. The source said the 29-year-old star, BTS’ oldest member, …

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Foxconn’s woes to take bigger toll on giant China iPhone plant as more workers leave – source

Foxconn Zhengzhou plant’s November shipments to fall further – source Worker unhappiness at the plant escalated into protests this week Over 20,000 workers, mostly new recruits, have left – source TAIPEI, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Foxconn’s (2317.TW) flagship iPhone plant in China is set to see its November shipments further reduced by the latest bout …

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Consumer inflation in Japan’s capital rises at the fastest pace in 40 years

Tokyo Nov core CPI up 3.6% vs f’cast +3.5% Tokyo CPI stays above BOJ’s 2% target for the 6th straight month The data underscores widening inflationary pressure TOKYO, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Core consumer prices in Japan’s capital, a leading indicator of nationwide trends, rose at their fastest annual pace in 40 years in November …

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Foxconn apologizes for a wage dispute that sparked violent protests at a Chinese iPhone factory

Foxconn, the electronics manufacturing company that assembles Apple’s iPhones, apologized Thursday for the pay dispute that triggered massive employee protestsand violent police pushback, at a factory in central China where anti-virus controls slowed production. Mounting unrest at the Zhengzhou factory has persisted for at least a month, since thousands of employees staged a walkout in …

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Germany vs. Japan: German players cover mouths in protest against FIFA clampdown on free speech in ‘OneLove’ armband row

CNN — It was a moment so brief that the thousands of fans inside the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday could easily have missed it. But a moment, the time it took for the photographers gathered in front of Germany’s World Cup team to snap a picture, was all it needed for the four-time winners …

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Stick-wielding men smash surveillance cameras at China iPhone plant

SHANGHAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Men wielding sticks smashed surveillance cameras and windows at a massive campus owned by Apple ( AAPL.O ) supplier Foxconn ( 2317.TW ) in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, scenes broadcast live on the Kuaishou short video platform shown on Wednesday. Hundreds of workers protested at the campus, home to …

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Saudi Arabia says it is close to making a $5 billion deposit with Turkey

DUBAI/ANKARA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia and Turkey are discussing Riyadh placing a $5 billion deposit at Turkey’s central bank, a Saudi Ministry of Finance spokesperson said on Tuesday. “We are in final discussion to make a USD 5 billion deposit with the central bank of (Turkey),” the spokesperson said in an emailed response …

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Ukraine promises shelters for its people as harsh winter sets in

Invincibility centres, to provide heat, water and internet Power outages widespread as Russia targets electricity grid G7 to soon announce price cap on Russian oil – US official KYIV, Nov 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s government promised to create shelters to provide heat and water and encouraged citizens to conserve energy as a harsh winter loomed …

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