Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway The 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was afraid of being executed by his own side Says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

Airbus and Qatar Airways settle bitter A350 jet row

PARIS, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) and Qatar Airways have settled a dispute over stranded A350 jets, the companies said on Wednesday, avoiding a potentially damaging lawsuit in the UK after a blistering 18-month feud which ripped the lid off the global jet market. The “amicable and mutually acceptable settlement” ends a $2 billion … Read more

The Canadian province is trying to decriminalize drugs to combat the overdose crisis

The Canadian province is trying to decriminalize drugs to combat the overdose crisis

VANCOUVER, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – The Western Canadian province of British Columbia on Tuesday began a three-year pilot program to stop prosecuting people for carrying small amounts of heroin, meth, ecstasy or crack cocaine as part of attempting a drug overdose crisis. As of 2016, BC is responsible for about a third of the 32,000 … Read more

US court rejects J&J bankruptcy strategy for tens of thousands of talk cases

US court rejects J&J bankruptcy strategy for tens of thousands of talk cases

30 Jan. (Reuters) – A US appeals court has overruled Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) attempt to bankrupt tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products, ruling that the healthcare conglomerate improperly filed a subsidiary in Chapter 11. even though it did not get into financial trouble. The decision of the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court … Read more

British Prime Minister Sunak sacks party chairman Zahawi over tax matters

British Prime Minister Sunak sacks party chairman Zahawi over tax matters

Zahawi appeared not to have been open about tax investigations Independent consultant finds serious violations of the code Investigation into deputy prime minister is ongoing Scandal damages Prime Minister Sunak’s attempted reset LONDON, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday sacked Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi after an investigation found he … Read more