Rockets hit Turkish base in northern Iraq | News

Rockets hit Turkish base in northern Iraq |  News

An Iran-backed militia quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, with Turkish officials saying no injuries or damage were reported. A group of rockets targeted a Turkish military base in northern Iraq, officials from the semi-autonomous Kurdish region of Iraq and a Turkish Defense Ministry official said. An Iranian-backed militia, the Ahrar al-Iraq Islamic Resistance Brigade … Read more

German police arrest woman for allegedly murdering lookalike to fake her own death

German police arrest woman for allegedly murdering lookalike to fake her own death

CNN — German police have arrested a woman suspected of murdering a lookalike she looked up online to fake her own death. The 23-year-old German-Iraqi woman is being held in a prison in Ingolstadt, southern Germany, in connection with the death of a 23-year-old Algerian woman, the police spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. from Ingolstadt, … Read more

India increases spending in latest budget before election

India increases spending in latest budget before election

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – India’s government on Wednesday unveiled a $550 billion budget for the next fiscal year which starts on April 1, with a record capital spending plan while containing the budget deficit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which faces elections in key states this year and a national vote in 2024, … Read more

UK teachers and civil servants join biggest strikes in years on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

UK teachers and civil servants join biggest strikes in years on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says steep pay rises will fuel inflation Schools will close, most trains will not run More strikes involving health workers planned for next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, train drivers and university professors walked off … Read more

Half a million Britons take part in biggest walkout in 12 years

Half a million Britons take part in biggest walkout in 12 years

Union members gather outside Westminster Central Hall in London on February 1 ahead of a march and rally against the government’s controversial plans for a new law on minimum service levels during strikes. Kirsty O’connor – Pa Images | Pa pictures | Getty Images LONDON — More than half a million British workers are due … Read more

Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

Live Updates: Russia’s War in Ukraine

Russia and Belarus are conducting another week of joint military exercises, the Belarusian Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday, in the latest sign of cooperation between neighboring allies amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “During the week, military representatives from the two countries will practice joint planning for the use of troops based on past experience of … Read more

Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque blast, police focus on how suicide bomber got in

Suspects arrested in Pakistan mosque blast, police focus on how suicide bomber got in

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Police investigating a suicide bombing that killed more than 100 people at a Pakistani mosque said on Tuesday that several people had been arrested and they could not rule out the possibility that the perpetrator of the attack received assistance from internal security checks. The bombing was the deadliest … Read more

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan François meets the victims of the war in the Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee disease KINSHASA, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” driving conflict in Africa as he began a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more

Missing radioactive capsule found in Western Australia

Missing radioactive capsule found in Western Australia

SYDNEY, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Australian authorities on Wednesday discovered a radioactive capsule that was lost in the vast Outback after nearly a week of searching on a 1,400 km (870 mile) stretch of highway, said an emergency services manager. The military was checking the capsule and it would be transported to a secure facility … Read more

French protesters see threat to social justice in Macron’s reform

French protesters see threat to social justice in Macron’s reform

Huge crowds marched across France on Tuesday in a new round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s plan to raise the retirement age, signaling the opposition’s success in framing the pension debate in the part of a larger battle against an economic platform that she perceives as unfair. Although police and union figures differ, all … Read more