Italy on alert as anarchists attack diplomatic missions

Italy on alert as anarchists attack diplomatic missions

The Italian government has increased the security of its diplomatic missions around the world in response to “a crescendo of terrorist attacks” by an informal anarchist network acting in solidarity with a captured Italian militant, the foreign minister said on Tuesday. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani cited nearly a dozen attacks since late November, ranging from … Read more

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Ultra-processed foods linked to ovarian and other cancer deaths, study finds

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Eat, But Better: Mediterranean Style. Our eight-part guide shows you a delicious, expert-backed eating lifestyle that will boost your health for life. CNN — Eating more ultra-processed foods increases the risk of developing and dying from cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, according to a new study of more than 197,000 … Read more

‘Hands off Africa!’: Pope explodes foreign plunder of Congo

‘Hands off Africa!’: Pope explodes foreign plunder of Congo

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Pope Francis demanded on Tuesday that foreign powers stop plundering Africa’s natural resources for the “poison of their own greed” when he arrived in Congo and received a raucous welcome from Congolese, thankful he drew the world’s attention to their forgotten plight. Tens of thousands of people lined the main road … Read more

Ukrainian troops turned Russian trenches into “graves” near Bakhmut, Ukraine’s border guard says

Ukrainian troops turned Russian trenches into “graves” near Bakhmut, Ukraine’s border guard says

A general view shows the frontline town of Bakhmut in Ukraine’s Donetsk region on Jan. 26. (Yan Dobronosov/Reuters) Fierce fighting continues around Bakhmut in Ukraine’s Donetsk region as Russian troops continue their offensive towards the important eastern city, the Ukrainian army said on Tuesday. In the past 24 hours, a number of cities and towns … Read more

Putin’s former speechwriter says a military coup is becoming a possibility in Russia

Ukrainian troops turned Russian trenches into “graves” near Bakhmut, Ukraine’s border guard says

US President Joe Biden addresses the media after arriving at the White House in Washington, US, on Jan. 30. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) US President Joe Biden said on Monday he would not send US fighter jets to Ukraine, even as the United States ramps up military aid in the form of artillery and tanks. “No,” Biden … Read more

‘Surprisingly resilient’: IMF raises forecasts for global growth | International Monetary Fund

‘Surprisingly resilient’: IMF raises forecasts for global growth |  International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slightly raised its global growth outlook for 2023 due to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe and the reopening of China’s economy after Beijing abandoned its strict zero-COVID strategy. The IMF said global growth would still fall to 2.9 percent in 2023 from 3.4 percent in … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

Ukraine warns it cannot defend itself against Iranian ballistic missiles

Ukraine warns it cannot defend itself against Iranian ballistic missiles

Ukrainian Air Force Command spokesman Yurii Ihnat briefs press in Kiev in 2022. (Evgen Kotenko/Ukrinform/NurPhoto/Shutterstock) Should Russia acquire Iranian ballistic missiles for use in its war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Air Force has warned it lacks the resources to defend against them. “Russia is still willing to receive UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and Fateh and … Read more

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, the Taiwanese Tsai emphasize their shared values ​​in conversation China opposes other countries doing business with Taiwan Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual … Read more