Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines and USA agree to add four locations under EDCA Deal comes amid South China Sea tensions over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases China says greater access to US harms regional stability MANILA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States better access to its military bases, its … Read more

Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian President speaks in Volgograd 80 years have passed since the Soviet victory at Stalingrad Putin draws a parallel with the Russian campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin evoked the spirit of the … Read more

Pakistan says mosque suicide bomber wore police uniform and breached motorbike security

Pakistan says mosque suicide bomber wore police uniform and breached motorbike security

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The suicide bomber who this week killed more than 100 people at a mosque inside a police compound in the Pakistani city of Peshawar was wearing a police uniform and entered the high motorcycle security, provincial police. the police chief said Thursday. The suicide bomber behind Monday’s attack had … Read more

US weekly jobless claims fall to nine-month low; productivity speeds up

US weekly jobless claims fall to nine-month low;  productivity speeds up

Weekly jobless claims fall by 3,000 to 183,000 Continuing claims decrease by 11,000 to 1.655 million Productivity accelerates at a rate of 3.0% in the fourth quarter Unit labor costs increase at a rate of 1.1% WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a nine-month … Read more

Ex-Wagner commander says he’s sorry he fought in Ukraine

Ex-Wagner commander says he’s sorry he fought in Ukraine

Wagner’s former commander fled Russia for Norway A 26-year-old man took part in the fighting near Bakhmut He says he was afraid of being executed by his side He says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of the Russian mercenary group Wagner who fled to … Read more

Russian missile destroys apartment building, killing 3, as EU leaders visit Kyiv

Russian missile destroys apartment building, killing 3, as EU leaders visit Kyiv

Zelenskiy paints a grim picture of the Russian offensive in the East Russian strike destroys apartment building; 4 dead – official Lavrov says Russia will respond to long-range rocket deliveries European Commission chief in Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s EU candidacy Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures KYIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A Russian missile destroyed an … Read more

Adani market losses snowball to $100 billion on discontinued stock sale

Adani market losses snowball to 0 billion on discontinued stock sale

NEW DELHI, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Shares of Indian group Adani fell on Thursday after market turmoil forced the conglomerate to scrap a crucial $2.5 billion share offering, deepening its market losses to over $100 billion and raising concerns about the potential systemic impact. The withdrawal from the sale of Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) shares marked … Read more

Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter dispute over A350s

Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter dispute over A350s

PARIS, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar Airways have settled a dispute over grounded A350 planes, the airlines said on Wednesday, avoiding a potentially damaging lawsuit in the UK after an 18-year dispute. month that tore the lid. out of the global jet aircraft market. The “amicable and mutually acceptable settlement” ends a … Read more

Hindenburg bet against Indian Adani intrigues rival US short sellers

Hindenburg bet against Indian Adani intrigues rival US short sellers

Feb 1 (Reuters) – When Hindenburg Research disclosed a short position in Adani Group last week, some U.S. investors said they were intrigued by the actual mechanics of its trading because Indian securities rules make it difficult for foreigners to bet against companies there. Hindenburg’s bet has been lucrative so far. His allegations, which the … Read more

Wall St rallies as Fed’s Powell nods to easing inflation after rate hike

Wall St rallies as Fed’s Powell nods to easing inflation after rate hike

The Federal Reserve raises rates by 25 basis points Powell says for the first time disinflation has started Indices up: Dow 0.02%, S&P 1.05%, Nasdaq 2% Feb 1 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed sharply higher on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that inflation was starting to subside, in remarks … Read more