Western allies disagree over planes for Ukraine, while Russia claims gains

Biden said “no” when asked about the F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky: Moscow is seeking a big revenge The Russian official claimed a foothold at Vuhledar Kyiv could regain control of the land upon the arrival of Western weapons – a group Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet … Read more

Apparently Israel was behind a drone strike on an Iranian factory – US official

Drones target a factory near Isfahan, and there were no casualties Iran: “cowardly” attack will not slow down nuclear activity Israel refuses to comment DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US official said on Sunday that Israel appeared to be behind a drone attack on a military factory in Iran. Iran claimed that it had intercepted drones … Read more

Trouble paying your heating bills? Help is available | local news

Company customers who are having difficulty paying their heating bills are encouraged to contact the utility now to sign up for payment plans or to receive referrals for billing assistance programmes. More than 55 million Americans struggled to pay energy bills in 2021, and millions more will likely struggle this year. Heating bills have increased … Read more

China’s video game makers are coming in cold as crackdowns ease

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s end to a massive crackdown on the video game market is expected to revive the battered industry this year, but remaining restrictions on some content and economic headwinds will limit the extent of the recovery. Severe restrictions imposed by Beijing in 2021 have laid waste to the once thriving industry, … Read more

Davos 2023: Recession overshadows the opening of the World Economic Forum summit

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of an imminent global recession cast a long shadow over Davos on Monday as participants packed into the opening annual meeting of the World Economic Forum about the potential cost to their economies and businesses. Two-thirds of the leading private and public sector economists surveyed by the World Economic … Read more

Exclusive: China allows Didi apps back online, in the latest sign of a regulatory thaw

Jan 13 (Reuters) – Chinese authorities are set to allow ride-hailing app Didi Global and other apps back on local app stores as soon as next week, five sources told Reuters, in a further sign that their two-year regulatory crackdown is on the way. technology. sector ends. Didi is awaiting authorities’ approval to resume new … Read more

China imposes transit restrictions on South Korea and Japan; The World Health Organization expresses concern about the data

Who said lack of data hinders response to resurgence risks New restrictions on South Korean and Japanese citizens transiting through China China says visa suspension for South Korea and Japan ‘reasonable’ An escalation of the diplomatic row could complicate economic relations Social media users slam South Korea’s “humiliating” COVID restrictions BEIJING/GENEVA, January 11 (Reuters) – … Read more

Biden’s climate agenda has a problem: Not enough workers

Jan 11 (Reuters) – U.S. clean energy companies are offering better wages and benefits, flying in trainers from abroad, and considering ideas such as buying roofers and electrical repair shops to hire only their own workers as the companies try to overcome a labor shortage that threatens to derail it. President Joe Biden’s Climate Change … Read more

Pfizer CEO rules out generic COVID drug Paxlovid for China

Jan. 9 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) It’s not in talks with Chinese authorities to license a generic version of its COVID-19 treatment Paxlovid for use there, CEO Albert Bourla said Monday, but it is in discussions about the price of the branded product. Reuters reported on Friday that China is in talks with Pfizer … Read more

A New South Wales wedding venue posts a photo of a wedding with a controversial graphic

The wedding venue, which faced an online backlash over a painting hanging on its wall, has removed the artwork and apologized for any offense caused. Redleaf Wollombi, located in New South Wales’ scenic Hunter Valley, has come under intense fire after a wedding party was photographed smiling in front of the painting – an image … Read more