France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

The reform would raise the retirement age to 64 Schools, transportation networks, refinery supplies are affected Macron: Reform vital to ensure the viability of the pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted deliveries to French refineries, public transport and schools on Tuesday during a second day of nationwide protests over President … Read more

Pakistan buries victims of mosque blast as death toll passes 90

Pakistan buries victims of mosque blast as death toll passes 90

Tragic scenes when people are looking for their loved ones Attack in fortified area baffles authorities Rescue work continues to clear the rubble of the mosque PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Distraught family members crowded into hospitals in Pakistan’s Peshawar on Tuesday to search for their relatives, a day after a suicide bomber attacked … Read more

Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan. 31. (Reuters) – Three Turkish military outposts, towering over the abandoned village of Sararo in northern Iraq, pierce the skyline, part of a raid that forced residents to flee after days of shelling last year. The outposts are just a few of dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on Iraqi … Read more

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

SANTIAGO/BRASILIA, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s bid this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion on his first South American tour fell through, with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterated his view of both sides shared guilt. Scholz has attempted to project unity in … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says “no” when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

US stops granting export licenses to China’s Huawei – sources

US stops granting export licenses to China’s Huawei – sources

Jan 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses for US companies to export most items to China’s Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter. Huawei has faced U.S. export restrictions around items for 5G and other technologies for several years, but U.S. Department of Commerce officials have issued licenses to … Read more

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, the Taiwanese Tsai emphasize their shared values ​​in conversation China opposes other countries doing business with Taiwan Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual … Read more

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims profit

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims profit

Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev says Russian profit comes at a huge cost Think tank says slowdown in Western weapons has held back Ukraine’s advance KYIV, Ukraine/WASHINGTON Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United States will not provide the F-16 fighter jets Ukraine has been looking for in its fight against Russia, President Joe … Read more

Pope Francis visits two fragile African countries

Pope Francis visits two fragile African countries

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Tuesday embarks on a journey to two fragile African nations often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people struggling with hunger. The visit from January 31 to February 5 to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and … Read more

Suicide bombing at mosque in Pakistan kills 32, targeting police

Suicide bombing at mosque in Pakistan kills 32, targeting police

Explosion occurred in a mosque during prayer time Most of the victims were police officers So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the blast PESHAWAR, Pakistan, January 30 (Reuters) – A suicide bombing at a crowded mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed at least 32 people on Monday. Hospital officials said at least 147 people … Read more