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

Pro-Western retired general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins in an overwhelming vote over ex-prime minister Babis Pavel gives clear support to 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 … Read more

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

US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

26 Jan. (Reuters) – New data from a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible link to stroke risk for older adults taking an updated Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 received a booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency flagged earlier in January, health officials said Thursday. … Read more

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

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

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

Man with machete attacks two churches in Spain Leave at least one dead, several wounded Supreme Court examines case as “terrorism” MADRID, January 25 (Reuters) – Spanish authorities said they were investigating what they called a possible “terrorist” incident after a man wielding a machete attacked several people outside two churches in the southern port … Read more

Strong clan loyalty, locals, helped mafia boss Messina Denaro stay hidden

Mafia’s last godfather enjoyed unusually strong loyalty The Omerta code of silence also helped the boss stay hidden ‘Last godfather’ Messina Denaro lived near his mother PALERMO, Italy, January 25 (Reuters) – When Salvatore Catalano discovered that mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro lived just a short walk from his home in the western Sicilian town … Read more

Germany approves sending heavy battle tanks to Ukraine, a source says

Poland submits a request to Germany to supply tanks to Kiev The US can drop its opposition to supplying Abrams tanks Governors of five Ukrainian regions among officials removed Kiev: Zelenskiy’s actions respond to public calls for justice Ukraine says spring offensive could be decisive KYIV/BERLIN, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Germany has decided to send … Read more

Exclusive: Binance Moved $346M For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Show

LONDON, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance processed nearly $346 million in bitcoin for the Bitzlato digital currency exchange, whose founder was arrested by US authorities last week for allegedly running a “money laundering machine”, according to blockchain data seen by Reuters. The Justice Department said on Jan. 18 that it charged Bitzlato’s co-founder … Read more