UK PM Sunak sacks Zahawi party chairman over tax concerns

UK PM Sunak sacks Zahawi party chairman over tax concerns

Zahawi has not been opened up about a tax investigation Independent Advisor Uncovers Serious Code Breaches Investigation into the Deputy Prime Minister underway Scandal damages PM Sunak’s reset attempt LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacked Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi on Sunday after an investigation found he had committed a … Read more

Protester dies in Lima as political crisis in Peru continues

Protester dies in Lima as political crisis in Peru continues

Jan 28 (Reuters) – A man in Peru’s capital Lima died on Saturday and others were hospitalized as nationwide clashes between protesters and police continued in the eighth week of the political crisis of the South American country. The death of Victor Santisteban Yacsavilca, 55, brings to 58 the national death toll from the protests … Read more

New Zealand rocked by flash floods and landslides for third day

New Zealand rocked by flash floods and landslides for third day

Jan 29 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s death toll from heavy rain rose to four on Sunday as flash floods and landslides on the North Island continued for a third day. Beaten since Friday, Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, remains under a state of emergency. The country’s weather forecaster, MetService, warned of more severe weather on … Read more

Israel promises quick response to synagogue shooting

Israel promises quick response to synagogue shooting

Shootings follow Israeli raid in West Bank, strikes in Gaza Israel strengthens its forces in the West Bank Abbas blames Israel for escalation JERUSALEM, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday promised a “strong, swift and precise” response to a deadly Palestinian shooting near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem, … Read more

Retired pro-Western general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Retired pro-Western general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins searing vote against ex-PM Babis Pavel gives clear support to Ukraine and the West Promises to end divisions brought by Babis, outgoing Zeman Record voter turnout in the presidential election PRAGUE, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and senior NATO official Petr Pavel won the Czech Republic’s presidential election on Saturday on … Read more

British regional airline Flybe ceases operations and cancels all flights

British regional airline Flybe ceases operations and cancels all flights

Collapses for the second time in three years 276 workers fired by administrators About 75,000 customers had future bookings Hurt by the delay in the delivery of planes Rivals see rebound in demand LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – British regional airline Flybe ceased operations on Saturday for the second time in three years, with all … Read more

Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine says it needs more weapons and calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says US president holds key to end fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine battled Russian troops trying to break through its lines to the east and northeast on Friday, and artillery shelling intensified … Read more

In Beijing’s backyard, the United States demonstrates its military might

In Beijing’s backyard, the United States demonstrates its military might

ABOARD THE NIMITZ, SOUTH CHINA SEA, Jan 27 (Reuters) – For a few hours under gray skies, dozens of fighter jets and helicopters roar on and off the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, in a show of American military might in some of the most contested waters in the world. MH-60 Seahawk helicopters … Read more