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

Indian police arrest students who gathered to watch a BBC documentary on Modi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Delhi police detained students on Wednesday as they gathered to watch a recent BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India called propaganda and banned from broadcasting and sharing on social media. It follows similar unrest, some of which turned violent, at student gatherings this week to watch the documentary … Read more

Zelensky flags reshuffling after allegations of corruption

Zelensky says the upcoming changes in government and regions, corruption allegations are most salient in the war The former Minister of Economy praises the government’s response The head of the ruling party threatens the officials with imprisonment Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Monday imminent changes in the government, regions and security … Read more

Berlin sets a condition for the US to supply German-made tanks to Ukraine – Source

German Leopard tanks are the most suitable for Ukraine All eyes will be on Germany when the defense chiefs meet on Friday The United States will provide 125 million dollars to Ukraine to support energy systems A government minister among the dead in the Ukraine helicopter crash Kyiv/BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will send German-made tanks … 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

China reports massive rise in COVID-related deaths after data criticism

Nearly 60,000 COVID-related hospital deaths have been reported China has been criticized for underreporting COVID deaths The official says emergency hospitalizations have peaked Travel recovering before the Lunar New Year holidays BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Saturday that nearly 60,000 people with COVID-19 had died in hospital since it abandoned its COVID-19 non-spread policy … Read more

Lead Column: Lose Yourself – and Find More – in a Book | Opinion

An interest in the latest stats often leads me to a few websites that post current facts and trends. A recent list from Publishers Weekly provided noteworthy information. Over the past twenty-five years, religious publishing has experienced massive consolidation, resulting in fewer than 1,000 Christian bookshops today. The majority of books from the $1.2 billion … Read more

Inflation in the United States is subsiding as consumer prices fall; The job market is still tight

Consumer prices fell 0.1% in December The Consumer Price Index increased by 6.5% year-on-year Core CPI rose 0.3%; 5.7% increase year-on-year Weekly jobless claims drop from 1,000 to 205,000 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – American consumer prices fell for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years in December amid lower gasoline and auto prices, giving hope … 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