Sirens wail in Kyiv as city hit by Russian drone attack

Sirens wail in Kyiv as city hit by Russian drone attack

Drone attack forces Kyiv residents to shelter Follows biggest aerial assault of war a day earlier NATO chief calls for more weapons for Ukraine Britain sends metal detectors to clear landmines Both sides in eastern frontline of Ukraine still dug in KYIV, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Residents of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv were urged to … Read more

Chinese jet came within 10 feet of U.S. military aircraft -U.S. military

Chinese jet came within 10 feet of U.S. military aircraft -U.S. military

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) – A Chinese military plane came within 10 feet (3 metres) of a U.S. air force aircraft in the contested South China Sea last week and forced it to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision in international airspace, the U.S. military said on Thursday. The close encounter followed what the … Read more

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Elon Musk says around 100 Starlinks now active in Iran

Dec 26 (Reuters) – SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that the company is now close to having 100 active Starlinks, the firm’s satellite internet service, in Iran, three months after he tweeted he would activate the service there amid protests around the Islamic country. Musk said, “approaching 100 starlinks active in Iran”, … Read more

Iran reroutes plane carrying soccer star’s wife, blames UK over unrest

Iran reroutes plane carrying soccer star’s wife, blames UK over unrest

DUBAI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Iranian authorities rerouted a flight bound for Dubai on Monday and prevented the wife and daughter of former national soccer team captain Ali Daei, who has supported anti-government protests, from leaving the country, state media reported. Amid a concerted clampdown, Tehran also said the arrests in Iran of citizens linked … Read more

Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion yet to air defence zone

Taiwan reports China’s largest incursion yet to air defence zone

TAIPEI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Seventy-one Chinese air force aircraft including fighter jets and drones entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone in the past 24 hours, the island’s government said on Monday, the largest reported incursion to date. Of the aircraft, 43 also crossed the Taiwan Strait’s median line, an unofficial buffer between the two … Read more

Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine towns

Russian missiles rain down on Ukraine towns

KVIV/MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombarded scores of towns in Ukraine on Christmas Day as Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was open to negotiations, a stance Washington has dismissed as posturing because of continued Russian attacks. Russia on Sunday launched more than 10 rocket attacks on the Kupiansk district in the Kharkiv … Read more

U.S. awards defense contract of over $1 billion to Lockheed Martin

U.S. awards defense contract of over $1 billion to Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. awarded defense contracts to companies on Friday, including one of over a billion dollars to Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), the Department of Defense said in a statement. “This contract procures long lead time materials, parts, components, and efforts necessary to maintain on-time production and delivery of 118 Lot … Read more

Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Russia explores buying stranded jets from Western leasing firms

Some 400 jets worth $10 billion stranded by war $644 mln offered for 17 Aeroflot aircraft -letter Russian plan would use its National Wealth Fund Required EU approval not yet forthcoming -sources DUBLIN/LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Russian airlines have held exploratory talks with at least one major Western leasing firm about using state funds … Read more

Rainwater Tech to list in New York via SPAC merger

Rainwater Tech to list in New York via SPAC merger

NEW YORK, Dec 22 (Reuters) – Rain Enhancement Technologies Inc, a developer of systems that boost rainfall in arid regions, has agreed to combine with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) dMY Technology Group VI (DMYS.N), the companies told Reuters. Led by Mike Nefkens, the former president of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Rain Enhancement Technologies – … Read more

Putin says situation extremely difficult in Russian-annexed Ukrainian regions

Putin says situation extremely difficult in Russian-annexed Ukrainian regions

Putin: Step up intelligence surveillance and secure borders Putin warns of new threats from abroad and traitors at home Drones inflict more damage on Ukraine’s energy grid Putin visits Belarus, Kyiv fears he wants it to join war KYIV, Dec 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said the situation in four areas of Ukraine that … Read more