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

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

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

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

Memphis releases video of Tire Nichols being beaten to death by police

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan 27 (Reuters) – The city of Memphis on Friday released graphic video footage of the violent encounter between Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old black man, and the five police officers charged with murder in his beating death after a traffic check at the beginning of the month. Video clip shows officers dragging Nichols … Read more