Spain and Morocco aim to restore the difficult relationship at the Rabat summit

Spain and Morocco hold first summit in eight years Relations long strained by illegal migration issue Expected to sign up to 20 trade and investment agreements RABAT, 2 February (Reuters) – Spain and Morocco have agreed to put aside their differences, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, as they seek to mend a … Read more

Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian president speaks in Volgograd Eighty years have passed since the Soviet victory in Stalingrad Putin draws parallels with Russia’s campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin summoned the spirit of the Soviet … Read more

US weekly jobless claims fall to nine-month low; productivity is gaining speed

Weekly jobless claims fall by 3,000 to 183,000 Continuing claims decrease by 11,000 to 1.655 million Productivity accelerates by 3.0% in the fourth quarter Unit labor costs grow 1.1% WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to a nine-month low last week as the labor market … Read more

ChatGPT sets record for fastest growing user base – analyst note

Feb 1 (Reuters) – ChatGPT, OpenAI’s popular chatbot, reached an estimated 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after launch. Wednesday. The report, citing data from analytics firm Compareweb, said that in January, an average of about 13 million unique visitors per day had used ChatGPT, more than double the December level. … Read more

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

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – officials Zelenskiy gives a gloomy assessment of the Russian offensive in the east Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could begin on February 24 – Minister of Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine “has toughened” as Russian troops … Read more

The Philippines grants the US more access to bases amid concerns about China

Philippines, US agree to add four locations under EDCA Agreement comes about amid tensions in the South China Sea, over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases MANILA, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, its defense chiefs said on Thursday, amid mounting … Read more

Adani market losses snowball to $100 billion in delayed share sale

NEW DELHI, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Indian shares of the Adani group fell on Thursday after market turmoil forced the conglomerate to scrap a crucial $2.5 billion equity offer, extending market losses to more than $ 100 billion and concerns arose about the possible systemic impact. The pullback of the share sale of Adani Enterprises … Read more

Honda is starting production of a new hydrogen fuel cell system, co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it will begin production this year of a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) and sell will gradually ramp up this decade, in an effort to expand its hydrogen business. Honda is targeting annual sales of about 2,000 … Read more

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