U.S. readies $2 billion-plus Ukraine aid package with longer-range weapons -sources

WASHINGTON, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The United States is readying more than $2 billion worth of military aid for Ukraine that is expected to include longer-range rockets for the first time as well as other munitions and weapons, two US officers briefed on the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The aid is expected to be … Read more

Adani’s crucial share sale 85% subscribed as institutions pump in funds

MUMBAI, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s $2.5 billion share sale inched closer to full subscription on Tuesday as investors pumped in funds after a tumultuous week for his group in which its stocks were pummeled by a scathing short-seller report. The secondary share sale of flagship Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS) was subscribed 85% … Read more

Western allies differ over jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow seeks ‘big revenge’ Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could recapture ground when Western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid a debate among Kyiv’s … Read more

Biden says no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv says Russian gains come at huge cost Think-tank says delay in Western arms halted Ukraine’s advance KYIV, Ukraine/WASHINGTON Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United States will not provide the F-16 fighter jets that Ukraine has sought in its fight against Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday, as … Read more

Jordan Peele Explains Why His Akira Movie Never Happened

picture: Toho Animation | Universal Pictures Jordan Peele appeared on the Happy Sad Confused podcast recently to talk about his career, nope theoriesand even give some insight on how he feels about his short-lived association to an Akira live action movie. Rumors about Peele’s association with Akira came after his hit directorial debut, get out, … Read more

U.S. court rejects J&J bankruptcy strategy for tens of thousands of talc lawsuits

Jan 30 (Reuters) – A US appeals court upended Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ.N) attempt to offload into bankruptcy tens of thousands of lawsuits over its talc products, ruling the healthcare conglomerate improperly placed a subsidiary into Chapter 11 proceedings even though it did not face financial distress. The decision by the US 3rd Circuit Court … Read more

Some school districts cancel classes as winter weather hits North Texas

DALLAS – Some North Texas school districts have already canceled classes because of the wintry weather. The majority of the schools that decided to close Monday are west of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. They include Aledo, Argyle, Aubrey, Azle, Brock, Castleberry, Celina, Dublin, Eagle-Mountain-Saginaw, Gordon, Granbury, Jacksboro, Lake Worth, Little Elm, Millsap, Mineral Wells, Northwest, … Read more

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany gave money for Russian army gear

Jan 30 (Reuters) – A group of pro-Russian activists in Germany donated funds to a Russian army division fighting in Ukraine, and the money was used to purchase walkie-talkie radios, headphones and telephones, according to an officer in the division and messages from the group’s organizers seen by Reuters. The couple at the center of … Read more

Adani’s market loss swells to $66 billion as its fight with short-seller escalates

NEW DELHI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Most Adani group shares extended their sharp falls on Monday as the Indian conglomerate’s rebuttal of a US short-seller’s criticism failed to pacify investors, driving stock market losses for the companies to $66 billion over three days. Flagship Adani Enterprises (ADEL.NS), which is facing a crucial test this week … Read more

Adani hits back at Hindenburg, says it made all disclosures

Adani issues 413-page rebuttal to Hindenburg report US short-seller’s report sparked falls in Adani shares Adani says complies with laws, necessary disclosures Adani CFO confident $2.5 bln share sale will succeed NEW DELHI, Jan 30 (Reuters) – India’s Adani Group issued a detailed riposte on Sunday to a Hindenburg Research report that sparked a $48 … Read more