North Korea calls U.S. promise to supply Ukraine tanks an ‘unethical crime’

North Korea calls U.S. promise to supply Ukraine tanks an ‘unethical crime’

SEOUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) – North Korea on Sunday for the second day criticized the U.S. decision to send tanks to Ukraine, calling it an “unethical crime” aimed at perpetuating a volatile international situation. Washington’s allegations that North Korea has supplied arms to Russia are a “baseless rumour” to justify its own military aid to … Read more

Is it Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year? Depends who you ask

Is it Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year?  Depends who you ask

hong kong CNN — Last week, K-pop singer Danielle Marsh asked her fans online what they were doing for Chinese New Year. A profuse apology followed two days later, in which she promised to ‘try to be more careful’ and acknowledged the ‘hurt’ she had caused. His offence? The “Chinese” that preceded the “New Year”. … Read more

New Zealand rocked by flash floods and landslides for third day

New Zealand rocked by flash floods and landslides for third day

Jan 29 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s death toll from heavy rain rose to four on Sunday as flash floods and landslides on the North Island continued for a third day. Beaten since Friday, Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, remains under a state of emergency. The country’s weather forecaster, MetService, warned of more severe weather on … Read more

Turkey alerts citizens to risk of attack in US and Europe following Western warnings

ANKARA, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Turkey warned its citizens on Saturday against “possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks” in the United States and Europe after its Western allies warned their citizens in Turkey against possible terrorist attacks. In two separate travel advisories, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry advised its citizens of the United States and European countries … Read more

Iran foils drone attack on military site

DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – A loud explosion at a military factory in Isfahan, central Iran, was caused by an “unsuccessful” drone strike, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, citing the Ministry of Defence. “One of the (drones) was hit by … air defense and the other two were caught in defense traps and exploded. … Read more

Ukraine in talks with allies to get long-range missiles, says Zelenskiy aide

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Expedited talks are underway between Kyiv and its allies over Ukraine’s requests for long-range missiles it says are needed to prevent Russia from destroying Ukrainian cities, Kyiv said on Saturday a senior official of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Ukraine has won promises of Western main battle tanks and is seeking fighter jets … Read more

Israel promises quick response to synagogue shooting

Shootings follow Israeli raid in West Bank, strikes in Gaza Israel strengthens its forces in the West Bank Abbas blames Israel for escalation JERUSALEM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday promised a “strong, swift and precise” response to a deadly Palestinian shooting near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem, … Read more

US four-star general warns of war with China in 2025

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – A four-star U.S. Air Force general said in a memo his instincts told him the United States would fight China within the next two years, comments that he said Pentagon officials, were inconsistent with US military assessments. “I hope I’m wrong,” wrote Gen. Mike Minihan, who heads Air Mobility Command, … Read more

India expects new clashes with Chinese troops in the Himalayas

NEW DELHI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – An Indian police security assessment in the Himalayan region of Ladakh says there could be more clashes between Indian and Chinese troops along their disputed border as Beijing strengthens the military infrastructure in the region. At least 24 soldiers were killed when the armies of the Asian giants clashed … Read more

Exclusive: Indian Adani says $2.5bn share sale on track even as bankers consider changes

MUMBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – A $2.5 billion share sale by India’s Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) remains on schedule at the expected issue price, the company told Reuters on Saturday. while sources said bankers were considering changes due to a market rout. in group shares. Bankers involved in the deal were considering extending the sale or … Read more