Russia sends two S-400 battalions to Belarus for drills – Interfax

MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Russia is sending two battalions of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to Belarus to join military drills there next month, the Interfax news agency said on Friday, at a time of acute tensions with the West over neighbor Ukraine. Russian military forces and hardware began arriving in Belarus this week for … Read more

Iran, China and Russia hold naval drills in north Indian Ocean

(Reuters) – Iran, China and Russia held their third joint naval exercises in the northern Indian Ocean on Friday, state television said. Admiral Mostafa Tagouldini, a spokesman for the exercises, told state television that the naval forces of the Iranian armed forces and the Revolutionary Guards are participating in the “Maritime Security Belt 2022” exercise … Read more

Intel plans $20 bln chip manufacturing site in Ohio

The Intel Corporation logo is seen on a display at a store in Manhattan, New York, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Intel Corp will invest $20 billion in two new factories in Ohio to make advanced chips, the company said … Read more

Rio Tinto shares slump as Serbia pulls plug on its $2.4 bln lithium project

Serbia revokes Rio’s licenses to explore for lithium Stock prices drop as cancellation is seen as a major setback Cancellation means greater lithium shortage – Analyst MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Shares tumbled in Rio Tinto on Friday after Serbia revoked licenses to explore for lithium over environmental concerns, hurting the Anglo-Australian miner’s ambition to become Europe’s … Read more

Gloomy Netflix forecast erases much of stock’s pandemic gains

The Netflix logo is seen on a television remote control, in this illustration taken January 20, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc dashed hopes of a quick rebound after forecasting weak first-quarter subscriber growth on Thursday, sending shares tumbling nearly 20% … Read more

World rushes aid to tsunami-hit Tonga as drinking water, food runs short

First aid flights begin to arrive in Tonga Australian and New Zealand ships due in the coming days The United Nations says Tonga has requested urgent help The United Nations is very concerned about access to safe water WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – More ships and planes carrying aid are due to arrive in Tonga in the … Read more

Russia to hold major navy drills involving all its fleets

Training of marines of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy in the obstacle course during military exercises at the Khmelivka firing ground in the Kaliningrad region, Russia, November 24, 2021. REUTERS / Vitaly Nivar Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia announced on Thursday that its naval … Read more

‘This is an end’: Serbia revokes Rio Tinto’s lithium project licences

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Serbia on Thursday revoked Rio Tinto (RIO.L)’s lithium exploration licenses, bowing to protesters who opposed the development of a giant Anglo-Australian mining project on environmental grounds. Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said the government’s decision followed requests from various green groups to halt the $2.4 billion Gadar lithium project which, if completed, … Read more

‘There are no minor incursions’ pleads Ukraine leader after Biden remarks

Russia has massed troops near the Ukrainian border Top US diplomat Blinken speaks with allies No “minor incursions”, according to the Ukrainian president BERLIN/KIEV, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Western nations sought to project unity on Ukraine on Thursday, after U.S. President Joe Biden suggested allies were divided over how to respond to any “incursion minor” … Read more

UK government accused of ‘blackmail’ to keep scandal-plagued Johnson in power

Senior lawmaker said lawmakers were targeted Johnson vows to keep fighting Not aware of any evidence, says Downing Street LONDON (Reuters) – A senior Conservative MP accused the British government on Thursday of intimidating and trying to “blackmail” lawmakers suspected of wanting to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson out of power. Johnson, who won a … Read more