Italy’s Eni signs $8bn Libyan gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

Italy’s Eni signs bn Libyan gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

ROME/TRIPOLI, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an $8 billion gas production deal on Saturday aimed at boosting Europe’s energy supply despite insecurity and political chaos in this North African country. The agreement, signed during a visit to Tripoli by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, aims … 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

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

FTX Founder Bankman-Fried Opposes Tougher Bail, Says Prosecutors ‘Sandbagged Him’

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried urged a U.S. judge on Saturday not to bar the indicted FTX cryptocurrency executive from communicating with former colleagues amid his bail , saying prosecutors had “sandbag” the process to put their client in the “worst possible light”. The attorneys were responding to a Friday … 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

Retired pro-Western general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins searing vote against ex-PM Babis Pavel gives clear support to Ukraine and the West Promises to end divisions brought by Babis, outgoing Zeman Record voter turnout in the presidential election PRAGUE, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and senior NATO official Petr Pavel won the Czech Republic’s presidential election on Saturday on … Read more

British regional airline Flybe ceases operations and cancels all flights

Collapses for the second time in three years 276 workers fired by administrators About 75,000 customers had future bookings Hurt by the delay in the delivery of planes Rivals see rebound in demand LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – British regional airline Flybe ceased operations on Saturday for the second time in three years, with all … Read more

Wall Street ends higher, posts weekly gains ahead of Fed meeting

PCE: Inflation slows with consumer spending American Express and Visa climb higher on solid demand Chevron falls after missing earnings estimates Indices up: Dow 0.08%, S&P 0.25%, Nasdaq 0.95% NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street advanced on Friday, marking the end of a turbulent week in which economic data and corporate earnings forecasts … Read more

Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine says it needs more weapons and calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says US president holds key to end fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine battled Russian troops trying to break through its lines to the east and northeast on Friday, and artillery shelling intensified … Read more