Israel attacks Gaza as the conflict flares up after clashes in the West Bank

Israel attacks Gaza as the conflict flares up after clashes in the West Bank

Rockets from Gaza caused alarm in Israeli communities Cross-border fire followed Israeli incursion into the West Bank Israeli raid killed at least nine Palestinians Violence in the West Bank has exploded in the past year JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Israeli fighter jets hit the Gaza Strip on Friday night in retaliation for two rockets … Read more

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

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

India’s Adani Begins Record Share Selling as Short Seller Causes $44 Billion Loss

India’s Adani Begins Record Share Selling as Short Seller Causes  Billion Loss

MUMBAI, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Shares of India’s Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) fell 15% on Friday as a damning report from a US short seller sparked defeat among the conglomerate’s listed companies, casting doubt on how investors will responding to the company’s record $2.45 billion in secondary sales. Seven publicly traded companies of the Adani conglomerate … Read more

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Sweden’s and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO have hit an obstacle in the form of objections from Turkey, which has veto power over joining the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement in Madrid last June on how to proceed, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden … Read more

Musk outlines Tesla’s recession playbook: Chargeback costs

Musk outlines Tesla’s recession playbook: Chargeback costs

26 Jan. (Reuters) – Elon Musk has a playbook for Tesla (TSLA.O) heading into what he says will be a “serious” recession: cutting costs on everything from parts to logistics while keeping pressure on competitors with reduced sticker prices. In a conference call to discuss Tesla’s fourth-quarter results, Musk and other executives outlined plans to … Read more

The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – European Union migration ministers are meeting on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination within the bloc to help more people without asylum in Europe return to their home countries, including Iraq. Three years after the 27-nation EU agreed to limit visa requirements for countries deemed uncooperative in taking … Read more

Musk says Tesla’s price cuts drove demand, 2023 sales could reach 2 million vehicles

Musk says Tesla’s price cuts drove demand, 2023 sales could reach 2 million vehicles

25 Jan. (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) aggressive price cuts have fueled demand for its electric vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday, allaying concerns that a weak economy would curb buyer interest. The company slightly beat Wall Street’s targets for fourth-quarter revenue and profit earlier on Wednesday, despite a sharp decline in vehicle profit … Read more

Microsoft cloud outage affects users around the world

Microsoft cloud outage affects users around the world

A failure has consequences for the Microsoft cloud platform Azure for hours Multiple Microsoft services including Teams and Outlook hit Microsoft says most customers have now restored service Shares down 3.2% Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp. (MSFT.O) said on Wednesday it had restored all of its cloud services after a network outage knocked out … Read more

North Korea closes capital due to respiratory illness

North Korea closes capital due to respiratory illness

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Authorities in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang have ordered a five-day lockdown due to rising cases of an unspecified respiratory illness, the Russian embassy and Seoul-based NK News reported on Wednesday, citing a report from the government. The message, shared by the embassy on its Facebook page, said a … Read more

Rebellious Indian students hold more screenings of BBC documentary about Modi

Rebellious Indian students hold more screenings of BBC documentary about Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Indian students said they would again show a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the government has dismissed as propaganda after a campus screening was disrupted by a power cut and harassment by opponents on Tuesday. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) plans to screen the documentary … Read more