Boeing says goodbye to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with last 747 delivery

Boeing says goodbye to ‘Queen of the Skies’ with last 747 delivery

CNN — More than half a century after the original jumbo jet ushered in a glamorous new jet age and brought affordable air travel to millions of passengers, the very last Boeing 747 was due to be delivered on Tuesday, marking the beginning of the final chapter for the beloved aircraft. In a ceremony broadcast … Read more

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

Following tank pledges, Ukraine seeks Western fighter jets

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine is urging its Western allies to supply it with fighter jets, a week after winning pledges of advanced modern tanks to help it beat back the Russian invasion force after nearly a year of fighting. Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov was due to be in Paris on Tuesday to discuss … Read more

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

Eurozone GDP Q4 2022

The latest eurozone growth figures are out as the ECB considers what to do next. Nurphoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images The eurozone beat expectations on Tuesday by showing positive growth in the last quarter of 2022 and easing fears of a potential regional recession. Preliminary figures from Eurostat released on Tuesday showed that the … Read more

France does not rule out sending fighter jets to Ukraine

France does not rule out sending fighter jets to Ukraine

The Hague the Netherlands — President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that France is not ruling out sending fighter jets to Ukraine, but has set several conditions before such an important step can be taken. France has sent Ukraine air defense systems, missile launchers, cannons and other military equipment and has promised to send armored … Read more

The IMF raises the global growth forecast as inflation cools

The IMF raises the global growth forecast as inflation cools

The IMF has revised its outlook for the global economy upwards. Norberto Duarte | Afp | Getty Images The International Monetary Fund on Monday revised its global growth forecasts upward for the year, but warned that higher interest rates and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are likely to still weigh on activity. In its latest … Read more

Austrian police find family living illegally in wine cellar

Austrian police find family living illegally in wine cellar

BERLIN — Austrian police said on Monday they had arrested a 54-year-old man after he assaulted two social workers with pepper spray when they found him illegally in a private wine cellar in northeastern Austria with a wife and six young children. Police in the Austrian province of Lower Austria were still trying to identify … Read more

Billionaire Gautam Adani loses $26 billion

Billionaire Gautam Adani loses  billion

Last year, Gautam Adani, 60, was the star of all rankings of the world’s biggest fortunes. He was one of the few billionaires to see his net worth soar as the global economic downturn rocked the fortunes of technology tycoons. Adani, unknown to the West, saw his fortune increase by $40 billion, according to the … Read more

Iran says drone strike targets Isfahan defense facility

Iran says drone strike targets Isfahan defense facility

Dubai, United Arab Emirates — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said early Sunday, causing some damage to the factory amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic. Iran’s defense ministry has not provided information on who it believed carried out the attack, which … Read more

Iran says drone strike targets Isfahan defense facility

Iran says drone strike targets Isfahan defense facility

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bomb-carrying drones targeted an Iranian defense factory in the central city of Isfahan overnight, authorities said early Sunday, causing some damage to the factory amid heightened regional and international tensions engulfing the Islamic Republic . Iran’s defense ministry has not provided information on who is believed to have carried … Read more

Brazilian police raid Bolsonaro’s home in probe of rebellion

Brazilian police raid Bolsonaro’s home in probe of rebellion

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s federal police searched the home of a cousin of former President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday in connection with the Jan. 8 storming of government buildings in the capital by far-right protesters. Police said Leonardo Rodrigues de Jesus, known to Bolsonaro supporters as Leo Indio, was one of the targets of … Read more