Five Russian men on the run from military service have been living in a South Korean airport for months

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Five Russian men who fled the country following Moscow’s military mobilization order last September have been stranded for months at South Korea’s Incheon International Airport after authorities refused to take them in. Three of the men had arrived in October, the other two in November, their lawyer Lee Jong-chan said. … Read more

Surgery for weight loss extends lives, study finds

CNN — Weight loss surgery reduces the risk of premature death, especially from obesity-related conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease, according to a new 40-year study of nearly 22,000 people undergoing bariatric surgery in Utah. Compared to people of a similar weight, people who underwent one of the four types of weight-loss surgery … Read more

Prosecutors say Sam Bankman-Fried’s contact with ex-FTX lawyer is “suggestive” of witness tampering

CNN — Federal prosecutors said FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried contacted the crypto trading platform’s former general counsel earlier this month in an effort they say could amount to witness tampering. A Bankman-Fried spokesperson declined to comment. Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York have asked the judge to change … Read more

Some auto insurers refuse to cover some Hyundai and Kia models

CNN — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to underwrite policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that the companies say are too easy to steal. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance for these vehicles in cities such as Denver, Colorado and … Read more

FTX creditors include Goldman Sachs, New York Times and Netflix

New York CNN — Recently unsealed bankruptcy documents revealed thousands of creditors to whom FTX owes money after the once-powerful crypto exchange collapsed in November. Wall Street heavyweights, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan, were named in the list of creditors, which includes companies, charities, individuals and other entities in a 116-page document filed late Wednesday. … Read more

Gautam Adani’s company loses $50 billion in market value after short seller report

New Delhi CNN — The value of Gautam Adani’s business empire has collapsed by more than $50 billion this week since Hindenburg Research, a US company that makes money from short selling, published a damning report accusing it of fraud. India’s Adani Group has labeled Hindenburg’s allegations as “baseless” and “malicious” and is considering legal … Read more

Russia attacks cities in Ukraine hours after Western countries pledged tanks to Kiev

CNN — Ukraine has urged the West to get military equipment into the hands of its troops as soon as possible, as Russia fired missiles at Kiev and other Ukrainian cities just hours after Germany and the US announced their plans to bring modern tanks to the country. to deliver. Russia fired 55 missiles at … Read more

Bed Bath & Beyond says it can no longer pay its debts

CNN — The end could be near for struggling retailer Bed Bath & Beyond, as it warned in a filing Thursday that it had received a default notice from its lender, JPMorgan Chase. Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) plunged more than 20% on the news, to about $2.56 per share. The company said … Read more

BuzzFeed says it will use AI to create content, stock up 150%

New York CNN — BuzzFeed said Thursday it will partner with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to use artificial intelligence to help create content for its audience, marking a milestone in how media companies are implementing the new technology in their businesses. Jonah Peretti, the company’s co-founder and CEO, told employees in a memo that they can … Read more

Mortgage rates are falling ahead of next week’s Fed meeting

Washington, DC CNN — Mortgage rates fell slightly this week and remained nearly flat ahead of the closely watched Federal Reserve meeting to set interest rates next week. Fixed-rate 30-year mortgages averaged 6.13% in the week ending Jan. 26, up from 6.15% the week before, according to Freddie Mac data released Thursday. A year ago, … Read more