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

Memphis disbands police unit after being beaten to death as protesters take to streets

Memphis disbands police unit after being beaten to death as protesters take to streets

MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The specialized police unit that included the five Memphis officers charged with the fatal beating of Tire Nichols was disbanded on Saturday as fresh protests swept across U.S. cities a day after a harrowing video of the attack emerged. released. The police department said in a statement that it … 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

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

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

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

Exclusive: Senior US Treasury official to warn UAE and Turkey over sanctions breaches

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The top U.S. Treasury Department sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and companies they could lose access to the U.S. market if they do business with entities subject to US restrictions as Washington cracks down on Russian attempts to evade … 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