Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine says it needs more weapons and calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says US president holds key to end fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine battled Russian troops trying to break through its lines to the east and northeast on Friday, and artillery shelling intensified … Read more

Electric vehicle maker Lucid bursts into Saudi PIF report to buy remaining stake

Electric vehicle maker Lucid bursts into Saudi PIF report to buy remaining stake

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Shares of Lucid Group (LCID.O) jumped 43% on Friday, trimming gains after doubling down on market speculation that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) wanted buy the electric vehicle manufacturer. The speculation stemmed from an “uncooked” alert attributed to deals website Betaville, using its term for market gossip. Lucid was the … Read more

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following its latest wave of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to an export ban list and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile attacks in Ukraine, killing at least 11 people on Thursday, following … Read more

Israel hits Gaza as conflict erupts after West Bank clashes

Israel hits Gaza as conflict erupts after West Bank clashes

Rockets from Gaza have raised alarm in Israeli communities Cross-border gunfire followed an Israeli raid in the West Bank Israeli raid kills at least nine Palestinians Violence has increased in the West Bank over the past year JERUSALEM/GAZA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Israeli fighter jets struck Gaza on Friday night in retaliation for two rockets … Read more

Archaeologist may hail ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

Archaeologist may hail ‘oldest’ mummy ever found in Egypt

CAIRO, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Egyptologists have discovered a pharaonic tomb near the capital, Cairo, containing what may be the oldest and “most complete” mummy ever discovered in the country, the head of the excavation team. The 4,300-year-old mummy was found at the bottom of a 15-meter shaft in a newly discovered cluster of Fifth … Read more

Indian Adani begins record sell-off in shares as short seller triggers $44bn rout

Indian Adani begins record sell-off in shares as short seller triggers bn rout

MUMBAI, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Shares of Indian firm Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) fell 15% on Friday as a scathing report from a U.S. short seller sparked a rout at the conglomerate’s listed companies , casting doubts on how investors will react to the company’s record $2.45 billion secondary sale. Seven listed companies in the Adani … Read more

Explainer: Who is behind Hindenburg, the company bypassing Adani?

Explainer: Who is behind Hindenburg, the company bypassing Adani?

NEW YORK, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Short seller Hindenburg Research disclosed short positions in India’s Adani Group on Wednesday, citing in a report possible stock manipulation and accounting fraud. The allegations sent bonds and stocks of the conglomerate companies plummeting. Hindenburg has a history of finding corporate wrongdoing and placing bets against companies. WHAT IS … Read more

Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

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

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

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

STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union immigration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination within the bloc so they can return more people without asylum in Europe to their country of origin, including Iraq. Three years after the 27 EU countries agreed to restrict visas for countries deemed unable to … Read more

At least one dead and several injured in machete attack on churches in southern Spain

At least one dead and several injured in machete attack on churches in southern Spain

Machete-wielding man attacks two churches in Spain Leaves at least one dead, several injured The High Court is investigating a case labeled as ‘terrorism’ MADRID, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Spanish authorities said they were investigating what they called a “terrorist” incident after a machete-wielding man attacked several people at two churches in the city port … Read more