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

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

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

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

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