Kremlin: Putin open “to contacts” with German Scholz, reports RIA

Kremlin: Putin open “to contacts” with German Scholz, reports RIA

Jan 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is open to contact with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz but has no scheduled phone call with him, a Kremlin spokesman told the official news agency on Sunday. RIA Novosti. Germany, which was previously the West’s main obstacle to supplying modern battle tanks to Ukraine to help it … Read more

China smartphone shipments in 2022 lowest in 10 years, research firm says

China smartphone shipments in 2022 lowest in 10 years, research firm says

SHANGHAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – China’s smartphone sales fell 13% year-on-year in 2022, the industry’s steepest fall in a decade, as consumers spent cautiously, the research firm of China said on Sunday. IDC market. The total number of devices shipped was 286 million, up from 329 million in 2022. That means 2022’s total sales volume … Read more

Iran foils drone attack on military site

Iran foils drone attack on military site

DUBAI, Jan 29 (Reuters) – A loud explosion at a military factory in Isfahan, central Iran, was caused by an “unsuccessful” drone strike, Iranian state media reported on Sunday, citing the Ministry of Defence. “One of the (drones) was hit by … air defense and the other two were caught in defense traps and exploded. … Read more

FTX Founder Bankman-Fried Opposes Tougher Bail, Says Prosecutors ‘Sandbagged Him’

FTX Founder Bankman-Fried Opposes Tougher Bail, Says Prosecutors ‘Sandbagged Him’

NEW YORK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried urged a U.S. judge on Saturday not to bar the indicted FTX cryptocurrency executive from communicating with former colleagues amid his bail , saying prosecutors had “sandbag” the process to put their client in the “worst possible light”. The attorneys were responding to a Friday … Read more

Wall Street ends higher, posts weekly gains ahead of Fed meeting

Wall Street ends higher, posts weekly gains ahead of Fed meeting

PCE: Inflation slows with consumer spending American Express and Visa climb higher on solid demand Chevron falls after missing earnings estimates Indices up: Dow 0.08%, S&P 0.25%, Nasdaq 0.95% NEW YORK, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Wall Street advanced on Friday, marking the end of a turbulent week in which economic data and corporate earnings forecasts … Read more

Film academy reviews Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

Film academy reviews Oscar campaigns after surprise nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s film academy said on Friday it was reviewing this year’s campaigns for Oscar nominations, a day after a media report raised questions about the surprise nod from British actress Andrea Riseborough. On Tuesday, Riseborough was nominated for Best Actress for playing an alcoholic single mother in the little-seen … Read more

Electric vehicle maker Lucid rushes Saudi PIF report to buy remaining stake

Electric vehicle maker Lucid rushes Saudi PIF report to buy remaining stake

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Shares of Lucid Group (LCID.O) jumped 43% on Friday, trimming gains after doubling down on market speculation that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) wanted buy the electric vehicle manufacturer. The speculation stemmed from an “uncooked” alert attributed to deals website Betaville, using its term for market gossip. Lucid was the … Read more