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

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

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

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