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

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

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

Here’s what Twitter lost in ad revenue in the final months of 2022

Here’s what Twitter lost in ad revenue in the final months of 2022

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Top advertisers on Twitter cut spending after the Elon Musk takeover, according to estimates compiled for Reuters by research firm Pathmatics, in the latest shock to the top source. of business income. According to Pathmatics estimates, fourteen of the top 30 advertisers on Twitter ceased all advertising on the … Read more

China plays down COVID outbreak with full-throttle holiday rush

China plays down COVID outbreak with full-throttle holiday rush

Senior official says COVID is at ‘relatively low’ level Hospital, critical cases down, authorities say More than 2 billion trips expected for Lunar New Year Some fear the travel season will see a rise in infections BEIJING, Jan 20 (Reuters) – People across China crammed into trains and buses for one of its busiest travel … Read more

Hundreds evacuated as fire breaks out in slum next to Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district

Hundreds evacuated as fire breaks out in slum next to Seoul’s upscale Gangnam district

SEOUL, Jan 20 (Reuters) – A fire swept through part of a slum in the South Korean capital, Seoul, on Friday, destroying 60 homes, many made of cardboard and wood, and forcing the evacuation of around 500 people. Emergency services took five hours to extinguish the blaze, which broke out before dawn in Guryong Village, … Read more

Exclusive: Brazil launches first anti-deforestation raids as part of Lula bid to protect Amazon

Exclusive: Brazil launches first anti-deforestation raids as part of Lula bid to protect Amazon

URUARA, Brazil, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Brazilian environmental workers stalked through the rainforest on Thursday with machetes in search of criminals during the first anti-deforestation raids under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who pledged to end the growing destruction inherited from his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro. Reuters exclusively backed raids by environmental agency Ibama in … Read more