Protesters in Bolivia burn cars, clash with police after governor arrested

Protesters in Santa Cruz, a relatively prosperous agricultural region of Bolivia, attacked buildings, burned cars and blocked highways on Friday as part of a 24-hour strike following the arrest of the regional governor, a right-wing opposition leader. As night fell, protesters in parts of the provincial capital set fire to cars and tires and hurled … Read more

UN asks world court to weigh in on Israeli ‘occupation’ and ‘annexation’

NEW YORK — The United Nations General Assembly on Friday approved a resolution calling on the International Court of Justice to consider the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Israeli “annexation” and the “legal status of the occupation.” The resolution promoted by the Palestinians was passed by 87 votes to 26, with 53 abstentions. The resolution is titled … Read more

Heartbreaking images show the triumph of the human spirit in Ukraine

John Moore, Special News Correspondent, Getty Images: By the time I arrived in Ukraine in April, the conflict had entered its second month. Even by that time, many Ukrainians began to worry that the world would forget about them and their suffering. In general, Ukrainians are extremely hospitable to international photojournalists, especially American ones like … Read more

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro leaves for the US ahead of Lula’s inauguration

Sao Paulo, Brazil CNN — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro left for the United States on Friday, according to CNN Brasil, two days before the inauguration of his successor, President-elect Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva. Bolsonaro took off from Brasília Air Force Base in a Brazilian Air Force plane. He was accompanied by advisers and first … Read more

Chinese manufacturing is shrinking sharply as the number of COVID infections rises

BEIJING, Dec. 31 (Reuters) – China’s factory activity contracted at its strongest pace since the pandemic first broke out nearly three years ago, after Beijing abruptly reversed anti-epidemic measures this month, sparking a wave of COVID infections across the country . The official purchasing managers index (PMI) fell from 48.0 in November to 47.0 in … Read more