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

Exclusive: Top US Treasury official warns UAE and Turkey about sanctions evasion

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – The US Treasury’s top sanctions official will travel to Turkey and the Middle East next week to warn countries and companies that they could lose access to the US market if they do business with entities which are subject to US restrictions such as Washington. cracks down on Russian attempts … Read more

Ukraine calls on Hungarian envoy for ‘unacceptable’ comments by Orbán

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s foreign ministry will summon the Hungarian ambassador to complain about “completely unacceptable” comments Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made about Ukraine, Kiev said on Friday. The announcement marks a new low in ties between the two neighbours. Hungary has repeatedly criticized the European Union’s sanctions against Russia, saying they have … 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

In Beijing’s backyard, the US demonstrates its military might

ABOARD THE NIMITZ, South China Sea, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – For several hours under a gray sky, dozens of fighter jets and helicopters roar in and out of the cockpit of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, in a demonstration of US military prowess in some of the world’s most humid waters. MH-60 Seahawk helicopters and F/A-18 … Read more

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 Gaza on Friday night in retaliation for two rockets fired by … Read more

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following the latest spate of missile attacks 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

Israeli forces kill 7 Palestinian gunmen, 2 civilians in Jenin clash, Palestinians say

JENIN, West Bank, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Israeli commandos killed seven gunmen and two civilians in an attack on a flashpoint town in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, Palestinian officials said, sparking fears of further flare-ups after the largest single death toll in years of fighting. The Palestinian Authority said it is ending security … 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