Iran thwarts drone attack on military site

Iran thwarts drone attack on military site

DUBAI, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – A loud explosion at a military factory in Iran’s central city of Isfahan was caused by a “failed” drone strike, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, citing the defense ministry. “One of (the drones) was hit by the…air defenses and the other two were caught in defensive traps and exploded. … Read more

Ukraine is in talks with allies about obtaining long-range missiles, Zelenskiy aide says

Ukraine is in talks with allies about obtaining long-range missiles, Zelenskiy aide says

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Accelerated talks are underway between Kiev and its allies over Ukraine’s requests for long-range missiles needed to prevent Russia from destroying Ukrainian cities, a top aide to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday. Ukraine has won promises of Western main battle tanks and is looking for fighter jets to push back … Read more

Israel vows to respond quickly to synagogue shooting

Israel vows to respond quickly to synagogue shooting

Shootings after incursion into Israeli West Bank, attacks in Gaza Israel Reinforces Armed Forces in the West Bank Abbas blames Israel for escalation JERUSALEM, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday promised a “vigorous, swift and precise” response to a deadly Palestinian shooting near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem … Read more

India expects more clashes with Chinese troops in the Himalayas

India expects more clashes with Chinese troops in the Himalayas

NEW DELHI, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – A security assessment by Indian police in the Himalayan region of Ladakh says there could be more clashes between Indian and Chinese troops along their disputed border there as Beijing ramps up military infrastructure in the region. At least 24 soldiers were killed when the armies of the Asian … Read more

Pro-Western retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pro-Western retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins in an overwhelming vote over ex-prime minister Babis Pavel clearly supports Ukraine, West Promises to end the divisions of Babis, the incumbent Zeman Turnout in the presidential election was record high PRAGUE, January 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and senior NATO official Petr Pavel won presidential elections in the Czech Republic on … Read more

British regional airline Flybe ceases trading, cancels all flights

British regional airline Flybe ceases trading, cancels all flights

Collapse for the second time in three years 276 employees laid off by administrators About 75,000 customers had future bookings Hurt by delayed aircraft delivery Rivals see increasing demand LONDON, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – British regional airline Flybe on Saturday suspended operations for the second time in three years, canceling all flights and laying off … Read more

Wall Street ends higher, posts weekly gains as Fed meeting looms

Wall Street ends higher, posts weekly gains as Fed meeting looms

PCE: Inflation Cools With Consumer Spending American Express, Visa move higher on strong demand Chevron falls after missing earnings estimates Indexes up: Dow 0.08%, S&P 0.25%, Nasdaq 0.95% NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street moved ahead on Friday, marking the end of a rocky week in which economic data and corporate earnings expectations … Read more

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies this week agreed to supply tanks Russia says US president holds key to ending fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian forces attempting to breach its lines in the east and northeast, and artillery bombardments increased after Western … Read more

EV maker Lucid rises on report Saudi PIF to buy remaining stake

EV maker Lucid rises on report Saudi PIF to buy remaining stake

27 Jan. (Reuters) – Shares of Lucid Group (LCID.O) rose 43% on Friday, a drop in earnings after doubling market speculation that the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF) was looking to buy out the electric vehicle maker. The speculation stemmed from an “uncooked” warning attributed to deals website Betaville, which used the term for … Read more

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

Iran thwarts drone attack on military site

TOKYO, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following the latest wave of missile strikes in Ukraine, adding goods to a list of export bans and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile strikes into Ukraine that killed at least 11 people on … Read more