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

Film academy reviews Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s film academy said on Friday they were reviewing this year’s campaigns for Oscar nominations, a day after a media report raised questions about the surprise kink for British actress Andrea Riseborough. On Tuesday, Riseborough was nominated for best actress for playing an alcoholic single mother in the little-seen … 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

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 surpassed Wall Street’s targets for fourth-quarter revenue and profit earlier on Wednesday, despite a sharp drop in auto profit … Read more

Former kickboxer Andrew Tate says Romanian prosecutors have no evidence against him

BUCHAREST, January 25 (Reuters) – Divisive internet personality Andrew Tate said on Wednesday that there was no justice in Romania and that the file against him in a criminal investigation for alleged human trafficking and rape was empty. Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects have been held in police custody since December … Read more