Russia’s latest war against Ukraine: Moscow and Kyiv fight over control of Soledar

Jan 14 (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday its forces had taken control of Soledar in eastern Ukraine, in what would be a rare success for Moscow after months of battlefield setbacks, but Kyiv said its troops were still fighting in the city. STRUGGLE * President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukrainian forces continued to fight in … Read more

US lends $700 million to Ioneer for Nevada lithium mine

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Energy said on Friday it would lend ioneer Ltd (INR.AX) up to $700 million to build its Rhyolite Ridge lithium mining project in Nevada, a major step forward in President Joe Biden’s plan. develop a domestic supply chain of electric vehicles. Shares of Ioneer rose 16.3% … Read more

China braces for historic demographic shift, accelerated by COVID trauma

HONG KONG, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Living under China’s strict COVID-19 restrictions for the past three years has caused Zhang Qi enough stress and uncertainty to consider not having babies in the country. When China abruptly dismantled its “zero COVID” regime last month to let the virus spread freely, the scales tipped to a definite … Read more

Cardinal Pell lies in state, funeral plans overshadowed by memo reveal

VATICAN CITY, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Australian Cardinal George Pell lay in state on Friday, with funeral preparations overshadowed by revelations he authored an anonymous note calling Pope Francis’ pontificate a disaster. Pell’s closed dark brown wooden coffin was placed on the floor of the small Church of St. Stephen of the Abyssinians, inside the … Read more

Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis, dies at 54

LOS ANGELES, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Singer Lisa Marie Presley, only daughter of ‘king of rock ‘n’ roll’ Elvis Presley, died aged 54 on Thursday after being rushed to a Los Angeles area hospital. , said his mother. “It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter … Read more

China acquires ‘preferred shares’ in two Alibaba units

BEIJING, China, Jan 13 (Reuters) – China has acquired minority stakes with special rights in two domestic units of tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (9988.HK), according to company registration records, so that Beijing is extending its campaign to tighten control over the Internet. contents. Beijing has taken “preferred shares” in private online media and … Read more

Tesla extends price cuts in US and Europe amid sales push

Tesla cuts prices in the US and Europe by up to 20% The move follows cuts in Asia last week Certain models are now eligible for US tax credits Model 3 price in Germany in line with Volkswagen’s ID.3 Jan 13 (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has cut prices for its electric vehicles in the United … Read more

China’s COVID peak will last two to three months, then hit rural areas

Peak of the COVID wave observed for 2 to 3 months – epidemiologist Older people in rural areas particularly at risk People’s mobility indicators are picking up, but not yet fully recovering BEIJING, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The peak of the COVID-19 wave in China is expected to last two to three months and will … Read more

TSMC cuts investment in 2023 after record fourth quarter as chip demand weakens

Q4 profit of T$295.9 billion vs. T$289.44 billion, analysts say Fourth-quarter revenue up 26.7% year-on-year to $19.93 billion Sees 2023 investments at $32-36 billion from $36.3 billion the previous year The company plans to increase its production abroad TAIPEI, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC (2330.TW) warned on Thursday that first-quarter revenue would fall … Read more

Factbox: Who is the new Russian war commander Gerasimov and why was he appointed?

Jan 12 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s defense minister has named Russia’s highest-ranking general, Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov, 67, to lead his most dramatic war in Ukraine ever. of a series of command changes since the invasion of Russia in February. . CRITICAL Many nationalist war bloggers authorized by the Kremlin to … Read more