In Mexico, a journalist published an article. The next day he was shot

In Mexico, a journalist published an article.  The next day he was shot

MEXICO CITY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Just after sunset on Thursday, February 10, two men in a white Dodge Ram pickup truck pulled up outside Heber Lopez Vasquez’s small radio studio in southern Mexico. A man came out, walked inside and shot the 42-year-old journalist dead. Lopez’s 12-year-old son Oscar, the only person with him, … Read more

Turkey cancels Swedish minister’s visit as planned protests stoke tension

Turkey cancels Swedish minister’s visit as planned protests stoke tension

ISTANBUL/STOCKHOLM, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Saturday that a planned visit for next week by his Swedish counterpart to Ankara had been canceled after Swedish authorities allowed protests to take place. Stockholm. Protests planned in Stockholm later on Saturday were aimed at Turkey’s and Sweden’s efforts to join NATO, … Read more

More than 50 injured in Peru as protests cause ‘national chaos’

More than 50 injured in Peru as protests cause ‘national chaos’

LIMA, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Dozens of Peruvians were injured after tensions erupted again on Friday night as police clashed with protesters during anti-government protests that are spreading across the country. In the capital Lima, police used tear gas to repel protesters throwing glass bottles and rocks as fires burned in the streets, local television … Read more

Feds seized nearly $700 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Feds seized nearly 0 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried

Jan 20 (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors seized nearly $700 million in assets from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried in January, much of it in the form of Robinhood stock, according to a court filing on Friday. Bankman-Fried, who was accused of stealing billions of dollars from FTX clients to pay debts incurred by his crypto-focused hedge … Read more

Amazon’s AWS to invest $35 billion in Virginia

Amazon’s AWS to invest  billion in Virginia

WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The cloud services division of Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Friday it plans to invest an additional $35 billion by 2040 to expand data centers in Virginia. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new investment will create 1,000 jobs. Republican Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin said AWS will establish multiple data … Read more

Chris Hipkins set to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand Prime Minister

Chris Hipkins set to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand Prime Minister

WELLINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Chris Hipkins, who has played a significant role in New Zealand’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister after emerging on Saturday as the sole candidate for the leadership of the ruling Labor Party. Hipkins, 44, is expected to be confirmed as the … Read more

Year of the Rabbit? Not so fast! Vietnamese Lunar New Year to celebrate the cat

Year of the Rabbit?  Not so fast!  Vietnamese Lunar New Year to celebrate the cat

HANOI, Jan 20 (Reuters) – As China, Japan and other East Asian countries prepare to celebrate the start of the Lunar Year of the Rabbit on Sunday, the Vietnamese people will be an exception – welcoming instead the year of the cat. There is no official explanation as to when and why the Vietnamese adopted … Read more

US home sales fall to 12-year low; glimmers of hope are emerging

US home sales fall to 12-year low;  glimmers of hope are emerging

Existing home sales fall 1.5% in December Sales fall 17.8% in 2022, the biggest annual drop since 2008 Median home price rises 2.3% from a year ago WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – U.S. existing home sales fell to their lowest level in 12 years in December, but falling mortgage rates prompted cautious optimism that the … Read more

Musk expected to take a stand as trial resumes over Tesla tweet

Musk expected to take a stand as trial resumes over Tesla tweet

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc chief executive Elon Musk (TSLA.O) is set to testify in a jury trial on Friday over his 2018 Twitter post that he had ” secured financing” to take the power automaker private, which shareholders say has cost them millions in business losses. The class action lawsuit in … Read more

The Fed will offer two 25 basis point hikes in the first quarter, followed by a long pause

The Fed will offer two 25 basis point hikes in the first quarter, followed by a long pause

BENGALURU, Jan 20 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Reserve will end its tightening cycle after hiking 25 basis points at each of its next two policy meetings, then likely keep interest rates stable for at least the next rest of the year, according to most economists in a Reuters poll. Fed officials generally agree that … Read more