A suicide bomber attacks a heavily guarded Pakistani mosque, killing 59

The number of worshipers reached 400 at the time of the explosion Most of the dead were police officers No one has claimed responsibility for the attack PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded mosque in a heavily fortified security compound in Pakistan on Monday, killing 59 people in … Read more

US consumer spending ends 2022 on weaker grounds; slowing inflation

Consumer spending fell 0.2% in December personal income increases by 0.2%; The savings rate rose to 3.4%. Core PCE price index rose 0.3%; 4.4% increase year on year WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. consumer spending fell for the second straight month in December, putting the economy on a lower growth path heading into 2023, while inflation … Read more

South Africa defends planned military exercises with Russia and China

Lavrov is on a visit for talks with a key African ally After that he will travel to Eswatini, Botswana and Angola Pandor says naval exercises are ‘normal’ President Ramaphosa of South Africa is a neutral party PRETORIA (Reuters) – South Africa’s foreign minister on Monday sidestepped criticism of planned joint military exercises with Russia … Read more

The protests in Stockholm, including the burning of the Quran, drew strong condemnation from Turkey

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, including the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran, heightened tensions with Turkey at a time when the Scandinavian country needs Ankara’s support to gain entry. for the military alliance. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said, “We condemn in the … Read more

Davos 2023: Greta Thunberg accuses energy companies of throwing people ‘under the bus’

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Greta Thunberg called on the global energy industry and its financiers to end all fossil fuel investments on Thursday at a high-level meeting in Davos with the head of the International Energy Agency. During a roundtable discussion with Fatih Birol on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, activists … Read more

Berlin sets US condition on German tank exports 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

Microsoft will cut 10,000 jobs with concern about a recession in the cloud technology sector

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 18 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corporation (MSFT.O) On Wednesday, it said it would cut 10,000 jobs and charge $1.2 billion in fees, as cloud computing customers reassess their spending and the company prepares for a potential recession. The layoffs, much larger than the cuts Microsoft made last year, are piling up to tens … Read more

China’s population is declining for the first time since 1961, highlighting the demographic crisis

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – China’s population declined last year for the first time in six decades, a historic shift that is expected to mark the start of a long period of declining population numbers with profound repercussions for its economy. and the world. The decline, the worst since 1961, the last year of the great … Read more

Davos 2023: Global recession in 2023 seen as likely in World Economic Forum survey

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Two-thirds of leading public and private economists surveyed by the World Economic Forum expect a global recession in 2023, the organizer of the Davos Forum said on Monday, as business and government leaders gathered. its annual meeting. About 18% considered a global recession “highly likely” — more than double that of … Read more

Move over Ben Franklin: laser detonators electrify scientists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Benjamin Franklin made his first lightning rod in the 1750s after famously experimenting with flying a kite with a switch attached during a thunderstorm, the American inventor had no way of knowing that it would remain state of the art. for centuries. Scientists are now moving to improve an 18th-century innovation … Read more