Hong Kong criminalizes CBD as a “dangerous drug” along with heroin

Hong Kong CNN – Two years ago, cannabidiol was booming in Hong Kong. The compound, known as CBD, has been popping up in cafes, restaurants and shops, as companies eager to join an exciting new market already well-established in countries around the world. It all came to an end on Wednesday, when CBD was decriminalized … Read more

From China to Japan, a deadly cold is gripping East Asia. Experts say it’s the ‘new norm’

Hong Kong CNN – A deadly cold snap sweeping across East Asia has killed at least four people in Japan after sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow wreak havoc on travel over the Lunar New Year holiday, with climate experts warning such extreme weather events are becoming ” The new rule. Japanese officials said all those … Read more

An Indian university announces a power outage ahead of the screening of Modi’s documentary

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – A major Indian university cut electricity and internet on campus on Tuesday before its students’ union screened a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India branded as propaganda, television station NDTV reported. . . Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the capital, New Delhi, has threatened disciplinary action if the … Read more

Allies support Ukraine with more arms pledges; But there is no sign of an American and German tank agreement

German Leopard tanks are the most suitable for Ukraine All eyes will be on Germany when the defense chiefs meet on Friday Austin in Germany, to meet the new Minister of Defense Wagner’s Russian mercenaries claim to have captured a village Kyiv/BERLIN (Reuters) – Western allies pledged billions of dollars in new weapons to Ukraine … Read more

China’s population is declining for the first time since 1961, highlighting the demographic crisis

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s population declined last year for the first time in six decades, a historic shift that is expected to mark the start of a long period of declining population numbers with profound repercussions for its economy. and the world. The decline, the worst since 1961, the last year of the great … Read more

Davos 2023: Global recession in 2023 seen as likely in World Economic Forum survey

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Two-thirds of leading public and private economists surveyed by the World Economic Forum expect a global recession in 2023, the organizer of the Davos Forum said on Monday, as business and government leaders gathered. its annual meeting. About 18% considered a global recession “highly likely” — more than double that of … Read more

Exclusive: China allows Didi apps back online, in the latest sign of a regulatory thaw

Jan 13 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are set to allow ride-hailing app Didi Global and other apps back on local app stores as soon as next week, five sources told Reuters, in a further sign that their two-year regulatory crackdown is on the way. technology. sector ends. Didi is awaiting authorities’ approval to resume new … Read more

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Jan. 9 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) It’s not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, CEO Albert Bourla said Monday, but it is in discussions about the price of the branded product. Reuters reported on Friday that China is in talks with Pfizer … Read more

Brazilian stocks higher in volatile trade after capital storming

SAO PAULO/LONDON (Reuters) – Brazilian stocks rose in choppy trade on Monday, the day after thousands of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed government buildings in the capital, echoing the January 6, 2021 insurrection in Washington. . The Brazilian real weakened nearly 0.55% against the dollar in spot trading, while the country’s benchmark stock … Read more

Ukraine says Russia plans new mobilization to ‘turn the tide of war’

Russia will throw “everything that they have left” into the war – Kyiv 89 Russian servicemen are killed in the New Year’s attack at the Ministry of Defense Bakhmut is still on the eastern front, the scene of heavy fighting Russia deploys a frigate with hypersonic cruise missiles This story includes content produced in Russia, … Read more