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

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

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 back more migrants as irregular arrivals rise

EU wants to send back more migrants as irregular arrivals rise

The European Border Agency says the number of irregular arrivals in 2022 is the highest since 2016 Ministers discuss cutting immigration and speeding up returns Radical ideas of migration are coming back to the fore Top EU migration official says there’s no money for ‘walls and fences’ STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union ministers … Read more

Thousands gather for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia’s public holiday

Thousands gather for ‘Invasion Day’ protests on Australia’s public holiday

SYDNEY, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Thousands of Australians marked the country’s National Day celebrations on Thursday with rallies in support of Indigenous people, many of which mark the anniversary of the day a British fleet sailed into port of Sydney as “the day of the invasion”. In Sydney, the capital of New South Wales – … Read more

Strong US economic growth expected in the fourth quarter, darkening outlook

Strong US economic growth expected in the fourth quarter, darkening outlook

GDP is expected to increase by 2.6% in the fourth quarter Strong consumer spending observed; other sectors to contribute Weekly jobless claims expected to rise moderately WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. economy likely maintained a healthy pace of growth in the fourth quarter as consumers increased their spending on goods, but momentum appears … Read more

Ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate says Romanian prosecutors have no evidence against him

Ex-kickboxer Andrew Tate says Romanian prosecutors have no evidence against him

BUCHAREST, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Controversial internet personality Andrew Tate said on Wednesday there was no justice in Romania and the case against him in a criminal investigation for human trafficking and rape was empty. Tate, her brother Tristan and two Romanian suspects have been in police custody since December 29 pending an ongoing criminal … Read more

North Korea locks down capital for ‘respiratory disease’

North Korea locks down capital for ‘respiratory disease’

SEOUL, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Authorities in the North Korean capital Pyongyang have ordered a five-day lockdown due to rising cases of an unspecified respiratory illness, the Russian embassy and NK reported on Wednesday. News, based in Seoul, citing a government advisory. The notice, shared by the embassy on its Facebook page, said a “special … Read more

Taylor Swift Concert Fiasco Leads to U.S. Senate Grill Ticketmaster

Taylor Swift Concert Fiasco Leads to U.S. Senate Grill Ticketmaster

WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Tuesday denounced Live Nation Entertainment’s lack of transparency and failure to block robotic ticket purchases, in a hearing called after a major fiasco involving ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert tour. Ticketmaster, a subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N), which has been unpopular with fans … Read more

Indian university reports power outage ahead of screening of Modi documentary

Indian university reports power outage ahead of screening of Modi documentary

NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – A major Indian university cut power and internet access on campus on Tuesday ahead of its students’ union screening of a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi which India called propaganda, the NDTV television channel reported. . Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the capital New Delhi had threatened … Read more