Exxon crushes Western oil company profits by $56 billion by 2022

Exxon crushes Western oil company profits by  billion by 2022

HOUSTON, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) posted a net profit of $56 billion for 2022, the company said Tuesday, taking home about $6.3 million an hour last year and not just set a company record, but also a historic high point for the Western oil industry. Oil companies are expected to break … 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

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