US requests Tesla driver-assist documents; company raises capex forecast

US requests Tesla driver-assist documents;  company raises capex forecast

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) announced on Tuesday that the US Justice Department has sought documents related to its Full Self-Driving (FSD) and Autopilot driver assistance systems as regulations tighten. The automaker said in a filing that it has “received requests from the DOJ for documents related to Tesla’s Autopilot and FSD … Read more

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

Three years later, Britain is still waiting for a Brexit dividend

Three years later, Britain is still waiting for a Brexit dividend

The UK is lagging behind its peers in growth, investment and trade Many economists say Brexit is contributing to underperformance Polls show that Britons are increasingly regretting leaving the EU Pro-Brexit economist Lyons: Britain’s problems have long roots LONDON, January 31 (Reuters) – Three years after leaving the European Union, Britain has yet to benefit … 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

People who posted Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail must be named, the US judge rules

People who posted Sam Bankman-Fried’s bail must be named, the US judge rules

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – A US judge on Monday said the names of two people who helped secure bail for indicted founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, must be made public, but he has stayed his ruling pending an expected appeal. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan ruled in favor … Read more

Australian nuclear body joins search for missing radioactive capsule

Australian nuclear body joins search for missing radioactive capsule

MELBOURNE, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Australia’s nuclear safety agency said on Tuesday it had joined the hunt for a small radioactive pod that went missing somewhere in the outback, sending a team of specialist car-mounted and portable detection equipment . Authorities have now spent a week searching for the capsule believed to have fallen from … 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