Two people rescued from small plane crash near Washington, authorities say

Two people rescued from small plane crash near Washington, authorities say

Nov 28 (Reuters) – Two seriously injured people trapped inside a small plane that crashed into high-voltage power lines near Washington, DC and caused massive blackouts have been rescued, it said on Monday authorities. “Both patients were transported to area trauma centers with serious injuries,” Montgomery County Fire Chief Scott Goldstein said at a media … Read more

Exclusive: US plans to send 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

Exclusive: US plans to send 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces … Read more

China poses growing threat in military space race, top US general says

China poses growing threat in military space race, top US general says

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Rapid advances in Chinese military capabilities pose growing risks to U.S. supremacy in space, the head of the U.S. military’s space wing said on Monday. Nina Armagno, director of the US Space Force staff, said Beijing has made significant progress in developing military space technology, including areas such as satellite … Read more

Stocks and oil skid as Chinese COVID protests upend sentiment

Stocks and oil skid as Chinese COVID protests upend sentiment

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Stocks and oil fell sharply on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID restrictions raised concerns over the handling of the virus in the second-largest economy world. MSCI’s broadest non-Japan Asia-Pacific equity index (.MIAPJ0000PUS) fell 2.2%, led by strong selling in Chinese markets. Hong … Read more

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focuses on ‘disruptive’ China

Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focuses on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging more resources to deal with a “disruptive” China while working with the world’s second-largest economy on climate change and trade issues. . The 26-page document outlines spending of C$2.3 billion ($1.7 billion), including bolstering Canada’s military and cybersecurity presence in the … Read more

Venezuela’s frozen funds will be gradually released for humanitarian aid

Venezuela’s frozen funds will be gradually released for humanitarian aid

MEXICO CITY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government and opposition have asked the United Nations to manage a fund of billions of dollars currently held in foreign banks, which will be gradually released to tackle a humanitarian crisis in the wealthy country. oil, said delegates announced Saturday in Mexico City. Sources told Reuters last month … Read more

India’s first private rocket company seeks to cut satellite costs

India’s first private rocket company seeks to cut satellite costs

BENGALURU, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The startup behind India’s first private space launch plans to put a satellite into orbit in 2023 and hopes to do so at half the cost of established launch companies, the founders of the company said. Skyroot Aerospace to Reuters. in an interview. The Hyderabad-based company, backed by Singapore’s sovereign … Read more

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Agency says Qatar hotel group demanded new payments Some reduced rates, but many empty properties Broker says some landlords were looking for unrealistic rents DOHA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Qatar has found itself with an unexpected glut of rooms in the busy World Cup group stage, with online portals showing rooms in at least 42 … Read more