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"Welcome to Audioburst! Listen up for the latest world news as we bring you the most important stories from around the globe. Updated day and night, and curated into bite-size bursts of audio from leading podcasts and talk radio shows.

Biden, Macron ready to talk Ukraine, trade in state visit

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 21 min ago

Biden, Macron ready to talk Ukraine, trade in state visit

"France's president is heading to Washington for the first state visit of Joe Biden's presidency. The relationship between the two presidents had a choppy start last year, French president Emmanuel Macron briefly recalled his ambassador to the United States due to a spat over a submarine steel. However, the relationship has since turned around with Macron emerging as one of Biden's most forward facing European allies in regards to the war in Ukraine. The leaders have a lot to discuss during Macron's visit, including Iran's nuclear program and China's assertiveness in the indo Pacific. I'm Karen Chammas

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Australia argues against ‘endangered’ status for Great Barrier Reef

AP News Radio

00:55 sec | 1 hr ago

Australia argues against ‘endangered’ status for Great Barrier Reef

"Australia's environment minister has said she will fight against a UNESCO decision to add the Great Barrier Reef to a list of endangered World Heritage Sites, Australian environment minister tanja tilby sex said the criticisms of her government's inaction on climate change were not justified. If the Great Barrier Reef is in danger, then every coral reef in the world is in danger. If this World Heritage Site is in danger, then most World Heritage Sites around the world are in danger from climate change. Kill the sec insisted the Australian government were doing all they could to save the reef. There is no need to single out the Great Barrier Reef in Australia because there is no government taking the risks to coral reefs more seriously than the Australian government. Scientist Jody rummer disagreed. We can not claim to be doing all we can for the reef at this point we aren't. We need to be setting that message

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How the US, Iran match up on the pitch as tensions rise off it

AP News Radio

00:35 sec | 2 hrs ago

How the US, Iran match up on the pitch as tensions rise off it

"All eyes are run Iran and the U.S. in the soccer World Cup as they head on to the pitch in an environment of tense geopolitical undertones. It will be the first time the two nations play each other in the world renowned competition in 24 years. This match is expected to be more politically charged than ever. Iran's nationwide protests and its expanding nuclear program amongst other issues have pushed the match beyond the stadium and in geopolitics, denying there are any political tensions in the game Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. Let's let the athletes do their thing. Despite the denial, he did admit he would be watching. I will be cheering

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Torture allegations mount in aftermath of Kherson occupation

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 3 hrs ago

Torture allegations mount in aftermath of Kherson occupation

"After 8 months of occupation, the city of Herzog is finally back in Ukrainian hands. However, reports are arising of allegations of torture in the region. The Associated Press spoke to 5 people who alleged torture took place by Russians in the key Ukrainian city, 5 alleged torture rooms have been found in the city along with at least four more in the wider house on region. It is there that people allege they were confined beaten shocked interrogated and threatened with death according to police. They alleged they were forced to give information about relatives or acquaintances with ties to the Ukrainian army, including names and locations disclosed in handwritten notes, human rights experts warned that the accusations made so far are likely only the beginning. I am Karen Chammas

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NATO ministers meet to drum up more aid, arms for Ukraine

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 5 hrs ago

NATO ministers meet to drum up more aid, arms for Ukraine

"NATO's chief has reaffirmed the alliance's commitment to Ukraine ahead of a meeting of NATO foreign ministers and Romania. Speaking ahead of the meeting, NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said the possibility for Ukraine to join the blog was still there. However, Stoltenberg asserted that Ukraine had more urgent needs. We stated that Ukraine will become a member. I expect alas to reiterate also that position. However, the main focus now is on supporting Ukraine. Most of all, the war battered country will need electrical components for its devastated power transmission network ahead of the blistering winter, Stoltenberg accused Russia of deliberately attacking the energy infrastructure at a vital time for Ukraine. President Putin is trying to use winter as a weapon of war. I'm Karen Chammas

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China vows to accelerate Covid vaccinations, while cracking down on protests

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:57 sec | 6 hrs ago

China vows to accelerate Covid vaccinations, while cracking down on protests

"Dot com. Up first, officials in China say they're looking to speed up COVID vaccinations for senior citizens. But they're stopping short of mandates. It comes on the heels of protests to China's strict COVID policies, Craig singleton, a senior China fellow at the foundation for defense of democracies, says president Xi Jinping might not have many options for easing restrictions. I suspect going forward, the big problem is going to be that the CCP is not articulated a clear path out of zero COVID and Xi Jinping has so closely staked his legacy on the notion that China's pandemic response has been better than the west. That narrative would be really damaged if China lifted these controls. Greg singleton with the foundation for the defense of democracy. It's just a guest on Bloomberg sound on. Catch the show weekdays at 5 p.m. eastern on Bloomberg radio. In the meantime, Karen, the U.S. is taking note of China's response to the protest National Security Council spokesman John Kirby talked about it yesterday. People should be allowed the right to assemble and to peacefully protest

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Iran acknowledges more than 300 are dead from unrest from nationwide protests

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:46 sec | 6 hrs ago

Iran acknowledges more than 300 are dead from unrest from nationwide protests

"At WTO P dot com. An Iranian general says more than 300 people have been killed in nationwide protests there. It was the first official word on casualties since the demonstrations began two months ago, but the estimate is considerably lower than the total reported by the human rights activists in Iran. That's a U.S. based group that has been closely tracking the protests since they erupted in mid September. They say more than 450 protesters and 60 security forces have died since the start of the unrest. And that more than 18,000 have been detained. The protests were sparked by the death of a young woman who was arrested by Iran's morality police. But it has escalated into calls for the overthrow of Iran's ruling clerics. Money

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 Europe's inflation likely hasn't peaked, ECB's Lagarde says

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

01:04 min | 10 hrs ago

Europe's inflation likely hasn't peaked, ECB's Lagarde says

"Federal Reserve policymakers have stressed that more rate hikes are coming as the Central Bank grapples with surging inflation and a red hot jobs market. New York fed president John Williams says there is more work to do. Further tightening monetary policy should help restore balance between demand and supply and bring inflation back to 2% over the next few years. It will take some time, but I'm fully confident that we'll return to a sustained period of price to build. John Williams comments were echoed in Europe yesterday by the European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde. She says she'd be surprised if Eurozone inflation had peaked, suggesting the recent ramp up in interest rates isn't over yet. The crypto lender BlockFi has filed for bankruptcy becoming the latest digital asset firm to collapse in the wake of the FTX fiasco, our senior crypto reporter Joanna Austin der says their sector may not be out of the Woods just yet. When FTX went under, it affected them as well and looked like they were already having a bit of trouble anyway. So it just shows how many of these things are interconnected and

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US oil prices hit lowest level in nearly a year. Gas is down 6% in a month - CNN

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:45 sec | 11 hrs ago

US oil prices hit lowest level in nearly a year. Gas is down 6% in a month - CNN

"Of record high gas prices at the pump caused by skyrocketing oil prices were now seen in oil prices actually at their lowest for 2022. Gasoline prices are down 6% just this month. So what is behind this price drop? And can we expect it to continue through the holidays? This morning, Tom closer, global head of energy analysis for the oil price information service with more on refineries and gasoline production. They're making so much money on diesel and jet fuel, which is maybe close to 50% of what they make, that they can afford to basically sell gasoline for little or no profits. And that's happening in different parts of the country. The one thing I would stress is that you haven't really seen the sharp

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China to Launch Astronauts to Tiangong Space Station: How to Watch

Innovation Now

00:41 sec | 12 hrs ago

China to Launch Astronauts to Tiangong Space Station: How to Watch

"Taking everything the astronauts need to survive in space, simply isn't practical or cost effective. For long duration missions, astronauts are going to need a local source for food. But where do space farmers get dirt in space? This is innovation now. Looking to nature for inspiration. Some researchers are hoping fungi and asteroids will help solve future astronauts agricultural dilemma. The long, branching structures of certain fungus can penetrate long distances into cracks, breaking down rock. Indeed, evidence indicates that fungi played a key role in early soil formation on earth. Asteroids

China Regroups to Snuff Out a Wave of Covid Protests

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 15 hrs ago

China Regroups to Snuff Out a Wave of Covid Protests

". China's leader, Xi Jinping is facing a wave of public anger and demonstrations over his zero COVID policy, The White House says President Biden is monitoring this largest Chinese protests in decades, CBS Ed O'Keefe reports. The unrest is now affecting global markets, shares of Apple found nearly 3% after reports the company could see production losses at a Foxconn factory in eastern China, where workers have protested COVID restrictions and the lack of bonus payments. In Buffalo, New York, a self described white supremacist who killed ten black people at a supermarket in May, pleads guilty to multiple counts of murder and a hate motivated domestic terrorism charge. Erie county district attorney John Flynn

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 Russia says nuclear talks with US delayed amid differences

Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

00:44 sec | 15 hrs ago

Russia says nuclear talks with US delayed amid differences

"Been done on the mainland. U.S. president Joe Biden plans to call on Congress to act to stop a looming shutdown of the nation's freight railroads. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of using winter as a weapon and Russia says the U.S. has put a new has put off, I'm sorry, Russia says it has put off talks with the U.S., a new round of nuclear talks, Russia says they will meet at a later date. In San Francisco, I'm at Baxter, this we're just getting a headline up on the Bloomberg terminal that South Korea has ordered the striking cement truckers to return to work. We were waiting to see what I was going to happen today. It has in San Francisco, Ahmed Baxter, this is Bloomberg. Bloomberg opinion

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UK's Rishi Sunak says 'golden era' with China over

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 17 hrs ago

UK's Rishi Sunak says 'golden era' with China over

"Britain's prime minister says his country's relations with China have declined. I Norman hall. In his first major speech on foreign policy, British prime minister Rishi sunak says the UK's golden era ties with China is over soon as China's growing authoritarianism is a systemic challenge to Britain's values and interest, but sunac stops short of calling China a threat to supporting China hawks and his Conservative Party. In his speech to the annual lord mayor's banquet in London, sunak said the UK would stand up to global competitors like China by boosting its ties with like minded global allies, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Japan. I Norman hall

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Black Friday online sales top $9 billion in new record

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:43 sec | 22 hrs ago

Black Friday online sales top $9 billion in new record

"Charlie for our next segment talking about those retail names and how they are trading. There's a Bloomberg opinion piece today that talked about Black Friday fatigue, how it's a warning sign for retail in the column it was noted online sales during the crucial kick-off to the holiday season reaching though a record 9.1 billion. This is according to Adobe analytics, but the 2.3% increase from last year's supply chain crunched season, tepid compared with 13% in 2020 and 19% in 29. 19. So in store traffic about apparently similarly insipid. So let's see what our next guest has to say about all of this because he has tons of data that makes him an expert on holiday retail shopping. Back with us, we welcome Patrick Brown, VP of growth marketing and insights over at Adobe

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China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies

AP News Radio

00:57 sec | 23 hrs ago

China virus protests hit Hong Kong after mainland rallies

"Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets to protest China's zero COVID policy, which is now entering its fourth year. Protesters chanted freedom and we don't want revolution we want reform. We don't want a leader. We want votes. The demonstration comes after people around China took to the streets in anger at the government's strict COVID policy that has confined millions to their homes. The rallies throughout the mainland prompted the government to ease some restrictions, nevertheless, police were out in force the day after the protests. One of the Hong Kong protests took place at the Chinese university of Hong Kong, where about 50 students lit some candles in memory of those who died in the urumqi fire, days earlier, they also sang a protest anthem which hooked back to their anti government protests in 2019. Protests in Hong Kong have become less frequent under rules imposed to crush a pro democracy movement in the territory which is Chinese but has a separate legal system from the mainland. I'm Karen Chammas

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"Gaslighting" is Merriam-Webster's 2022 word of the year - CBS News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:34 sec | 23 hrs ago

"Gaslighting" is Merriam-Webster's 2022 word of the year - CBS News

"A computer today is the day. Miriam Webster's word of the year is gaslighting. Lookups for the word increased 1700% over the year before editor at large, Peter sokolovsky. It was not just a word associated with a single news event, but it was a word looked up frequently every single day of the year. And that volume pushed this word up to the top. Wall Street, right now the Dow is down, 350 points, the S&P is down 43. This is CBS News. Facet wealth is an SEC registered

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Prince William focuses U.S. trip on climate amid Harry row

AP News Radio

00:39 sec | 1 d ago

Prince William focuses U.S. trip on climate amid Harry row

"Prince William and the Princess of Wales are heading to the U.S. to focus on their earthshot prize for environmental innovators on their first visit to the U.S. in 8 years the royal couple will most likely get caught up in tensions with prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, who have criticized Britain's royal family in the American media, William and his wife Catherine will travel to Boston for three days of public engagements before announcing the prize winners as much as the royals will try to focus on the prize, they're likely to be asked questions about Harry and Meghan, who appeared on Oprah, accusing the royal family of racism among other things, unless believe their trip is a good opportunity to redress the balance. Karen Chammas, London

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BBC journalist 'beaten and kicked by the police' as protests spread across China - CNN

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:44 sec | 1 d ago

BBC journalist 'beaten and kicked by the police' as protests spread across China - CNN

", thank you very much. Chinese authorities have eased anti virus rules and scattered areas, but affirmed their severe zero COVID strategy after crowds demanded president Xi Jinping resigned during protests against controls that can find millions of people to their homes. The protests are the most widespread display of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades. Political science professor Wendy schiller is with Brown university. She spoke to Bloomberg this morning. People do not like to be locked down. We learned that. And I think China's learning that. That's just a natural human instinct is to be able to be at least, if not politically and religiously free, physically free. And I think, of course, the fire that happened, the tragic fire, people couldn't get out because they were locked in. I mean, I think this is just coming

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China censors maskless crowd footage in World Cup broadcasts - The Guardian

TIME's Top Stories

01:44 min | 1 d ago

China censors maskless crowd footage in World Cup broadcasts - The Guardian

"De way, Bloomberg. Footage of maskless fans packed into Qatar's stadiums for the World Cup is putting China facing rising discontent over its continuing strict COVID protocols in a bind. Footage reviewed by Bloomberg news and shared on social media appear to show state broadcaster China central television, pulling back on footage of the stadium crowds, compared to other international networks. While not removing them completely, CCTV often substitutes crowd close ups with video of coaches, the team bench or anything other than the thousands of jubilant or despondent fans. The World Cup is the first major international sporting event taking place in an atmosphere of relaxed COVID measures, following stricter protocols at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. And 2022, Beijing winter games. That's forced broadcasters like CCTV to resort to a familiar playbook, which includes a 30 seconds delay on the games that gives sensors more time to respond to anything that might be looked down upon in Beijing. CCTV has long been notoriously cautious. When it comes to sporting events over which they have no broadcast control, largely for fear of what might be seen in the crowd, such as offending banners or signs, said Mark dreyer, author of sporting superpower, an insider's view on China's quest to be the best. In 2019, CCTV cut broadcasts of National Basketball Association games after the general manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted support for protesters in Hong Kong. The

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 China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 1 d ago

China affirms zero-COVID stance, eases rules after protests

"China is easing some virus rules, but is affirming their zero COVID stance. Chinese authorities eased anti virus rules in some areas, but are reaffirming their zero COVID strategy after crowds in multiple cities held demonstrations demanding the resignation of China's president Xi Jinping, a deadly apartment fire last week raised questions about overzealous virus controls in the city of Beijing announced it would no longer set up gates to block access to apartment compounds where infections are found. Please use pepper spray against protesters in Shanghai and struggled to suppress demonstrations in other cities. The protests are the most widespread display of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades, some protesters called for the party to step down and held up blank pieces of paper to signify resistance against state censorship. The ruling party newspaper people's daily defended zero COVID, saying it has withstood the test of practice.

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Surgeons work by flashlight as Ukraine power grid battered

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 d ago

Surgeons work by flashlight as Ukraine power grid battered

"Russia's devastating strikes on Ukraine's energy infrastructure is causing massive strain on the country's health system, cancer surgeon, doctor Ole Judah, was in the middle of a complicated, dangerous surgery at a hospital in lviv, Ukraine when he heard explosions near by, moments later the lights went out, Judah had to carry on with only a headlamp for lights, three minutes later the lights came back after the hospital generator kicked in, do that hold the AP those fateful minutes could have cost the patient his life, Russia's air strikes have disrupted a healthcare system which has already suffered from years of corruption and mismanagement, as well as strain from the pandemic and 9 months of war. I am Karen Chammas

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 China's Xi faces public anger over draconian 'zero COVID'

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

00:50 sec | 1 d ago

China's Xi faces public anger over draconian 'zero COVID'

"Thanks, Anna, protests against COVID restrictions have spread across China with people taking to the streets to vent their anger and frustration, large demonstrations have been reported in Beijing, Wuhan and Xinjiang after COVID rules were blamed for hampering rescue efforts when a fire broke out in an apartment block, killing ten people at one demonstration in Shanghai protesters called for president Xi Jinping to step down. That's a level of national descent unheard of since he took power a decade ago. Now the BBC says it's extremely concerned after Shanghai police arrested one of its reporters covering the protests in a statement it says add Lawrence was kicked and beaten during his arrest and held for several hours. The broadcaster says the officials who released Lawrence claimed he was arrested for his own good, to prevent him from catching COVID from the crowd.

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Oil Plunges to Lowest Since 2021 as China Unrest Rattles Market - Bloomberg

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

00:51 sec | 1 d ago

Oil Plunges to Lowest Since 2021 as China Unrest Rattles Market - Bloomberg

"Interesting read there. Let's get to the market reaction to these events in China, Chinese shares of course have fallen, but the market impact goes broader oil prices have slumped and the yuan has weakened European equity markets under a little bit of pressure this morning U.S. futures are down. Let's get to Bloomberg's yam Patrick Barnett, who joins us with a look at this. Let's start with the biggest market reaction in China itself, where are we seeing in China this play out then? Well, I would say like in general, we see the biggest market impact in the commodity prices right now, oil is something by 2%. We see an impact on everything that is retail driven, everything that is luxury driven with the for example in Europe today, the retail index is down by 1% or the index is down by half a percent. So everything that is consumer driven seems to be the point of the biggest impact right now.

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 New arrest warrant issued for McCann suspect in other cases

Game of Crimes

00:41 sec | 1 d ago

New arrest warrant issued for McCann suspect in other cases

"Immediately arrested by sheriff's office personnel, a search warrant is arrested as well as to arrest warrants were issued for him and his residents. They executed the search warrant Friday morning and Steve, guess what? Not only to discover the rest of the Boston butt, I'm gonna give you one guess to what other drug they discovered. I'll bet it was math. Methamphetamine lying in plain view of deputies conducting the search. No, you got the munchies for Boston butt. But you notice my joke at the beginning May crack the case, Boston butt crack. Get that? Okay, anyway. It's very sophisticated humor. Yes. The Boston butt and skated it was so good he didn't even need barbecue sauce. That's how good it was.

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Clashes erupt in Brussels after Morocco beat Belgium 2-0 at World Cup

Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

00:34 sec | 1 d ago

Clashes erupt in Brussels after Morocco beat Belgium 2-0 at World Cup

", so down another stunning upset at the World Cup. Yeah, Brian, this was unbelievable Morocco shocking Belgium sunil dazzle now falling to third place in their group behind both Croatia and Morocco, the lost by Belgium triggering riots in the streets of Brussels and where Bill liege. Meanwhile, Croatia knocking off Canada, knocking Canada really out of the cup, a four to one win over four to one win while Spain and Germany played a one on draw, the Spain now moving atop their group elsewhere Japan loses to Costa Rica one zero this after opening their tournament the shot went over Germany who are now by the way in last place in their group.

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 Italian rescuers search for missing in island landslide

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 1 d ago

Italian rescuers search for missing in island landslide

"Minutes. It's four 48 on the Italian resort island of ischia, rescuers are digging through the mud for a second day searching for people missing following an enormous landslide there so far one body has been recovered about a dozen people including children are still missing their feared buried under the mud and debris that firefighters say is 20 feet deep in some places. It is four 48 a WTO. And we have traffic and weather on the a tears Joe Conway in the traffic center. Michael shut off in the district on D.C., two 95 southbound jammed up from eastern avenue all the way toward river terrace where let's just say traffic is being diverted because of a crash

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Kim Jong Un's daughter makes her second public appearance

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:33 sec | 2 d ago

Kim Jong Un's daughter makes her second public appearance

". At WGC LTV reporter Rachel Aragon. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has declared his country's ultimate goal is to possess the world's most powerful, strategic force. That's according to state media. Reporter Alex Jensen is in Seoul In this context, strategic force means nuclear weapons as Kim promoted dozens of military officials in recognition of their work behind North Korea's most recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, which the north insists already puts it in a position to

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More anti-Covid protests in China triggered by deadly fire

Bloomberg Business of Sports

00:50 sec | 2 d ago

More anti-Covid protests in China triggered by deadly fire

"Been reporting, students and others in multiple cities across China have been protesting after that video posted Thursday from the Xinjiang region showed people stuck in a deadly building fire that was sealed from the outside due to enforcing COVID lockdowns. And as Bloomberg's Denise Pellegrini reports investors are watching events in China very closely. Susanna, these protests come at a sensitive time in China as those COVID lockdowns continue to weigh on the economy, a report out today says Chinese industrial production fell 3% in the January to October period from a year ago. Big state banks providing financial support for crumbling property developers and producer prices contracted in October for the first time in almost two years on following commodity prices and weaker domestic demand. If China loosens the COVID lockdowns in response to the protests, well, that could spark economic

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Zelensky compares Russian war to Soviet ‘genocide’ on 90th anniversary - The Hill

Balance of Power

01:03 min | 2 d ago

Zelensky compares Russian war to Soviet ‘genocide’ on 90th anniversary - The Hill

". Ukraine's president is comparing the Russian invasion of his country to the famine that caused millions of deaths under the Soviet rule in the 1930s. Vladimir zelensky used a Saturday address to mark the 90th anniversary of what he called the genocide committed by the stillness regime against Ukrainians. He accused the Kremlin of wanting to destroy Ukraine again with bombs, bullets, and hunger, zelensky noted that Russian forces created a food crisis in both conflicts. And Jennifer Lopez is announcing her first album in 8 years. This is me now is set to release sometime next year. Lopez announced the project on social media and said the project will be a follow-up toward 2002 album. This is me then. She also released the new album's track list, and it features a song titled dear Ben, part two. The singer and actress told Vogue, the album is the most honest work she's ever done. That's the latest. I'm Jim Forbes.

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Biden gives Chevron permit to restart Venezuelan oil sales - POLITICO

WTOP 24 Hour News

01:02 min | 2 d ago

Biden gives Chevron permit to restart Venezuelan oil sales - POLITICO

"35. The Biden administration easing oil sanctions on Venezuela is the first time in years in hopes of restarting talks between the Venezuelan government and its opposition. A big change in U.S. oil policy after years of sanctions on Venezuela and it comes at a time when the U.S. oil markets and the world oil markets are so uncertain. The Biden administration announced that it is going to allow oil giant Chevron to resume limited production in Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world. Chevron and other oil companies haven't been able to operate in Venezuela for nearly four years after the U.S. imposed severe sanctions on Venezuela's oil industry. At CBS News correspondent Nancy cordes, it is two 36 coming up on WTO after traffic and weather enrollment down at some colleges and universities. And it may be a surprise as to why. We'll tell you all about it Olivia, from Washington.

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