Venezuela plans sale of shares in rupture with the socialist model

Venezuela plans sale of shares in rupture with the socialist model

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan government is seeking private investors to pump funds into vital but crippled state-owned companies, decades after seizing them in the name of socialism. On Monday, the government intends to offer 5% to 10% stakes in companies ranging from phone and internet service providers to a petrochemical producer. In another … Read more

Night of the Museums, Floralia and what to do at the weekend in Tuscany

Night of the Museums, Floralia and what to do at the weekend in Tuscany

The weekend opens with the Night of the Museums with special evening openings at the symbolic price of 1 euro. Lots of opportunities. Here are some examples. At the National Archaeological Museum of Florence, the director and curators of the Egyptian, Greek, Magna Graecia and Etruscan sections will answer all questions and curiosities from the … Read more

North Korea covid outbreak: what we know and what we don’t know

North Korea covid outbreak: what we know and what we don't know

North Korea reported 21 more deaths and 174,440 new “fever cases” on Friday, according to state media KCNA, though it did not specify how many of the deaths and cases were Covid-related, likely due to the country’s extremely limited testing capacity. . But given the opaque nature of the regime and the country’s isolation from … Read more

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from Kharkiv and advance east

Ukraine: Russians withdraw from Kharkiv and advance east

kyiv, Ukraine (AP) — Russian troops are withdrawing from the outskirts of Ukraine’s second-largest city after weeks of shelling it, the Ukrainian military said Saturday, as forces from kyiv and Moscow clashed in a fierce battle. . for the industrial heart of the east of the country. Ukraine’s general staff said the Russians were withdrawing … Read more

With an eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes opportunity to open up

With an eye on China's zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes opportunity to open up

The tables of his restaurant in the Taiwanese capital are packed with customers, waiters bustle over plates of squid soup and rice noodles, and conversation and laughter fill the air. Chen considers himself lucky. Taiwan is allowing restaurants like yours to stay open despite a wave of Covid infections, reaching more than 60,000 cases on … Read more

With an eye on China’s zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes opportunity to open up

With an eye on China's zero-Covid chaos, Taiwan seizes opportunity to open up

The tables of his restaurant in the Taiwanese capital are packed with customers, waiters bustle over plates of squid soup and rice noodles, and conversation and laughter fill the air. Chen considers himself lucky. Taiwan is allowing restaurants like yours to stay open despite a wave of Covid infections, reaching more than 60,000 cases on … Read more