Asteroid’s Sudden Flyby Shows Blind Spot in Planetary Threat Detection

Asteroid's Sudden Flyby Shows Blind Spot in Planetary Threat Detection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The discovery of an asteroid the size of a small shipping truck mere days before it passed Earth on Thursday, albeit one that posed no threat to humans, highlights a blind spot in our ability to predict those that could actually cause damage, astronomers say. NASA for years has prioritized detecting asteroids … Read more

Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

Israel Seals off Home of Palestinian Synagogue Shooter

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli officers on Sunday sealed off the Jerusalem family home of a Palestinian gunman who killed seven people outside a synagogue on the outskirts of the city, police said, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised “a swift response”. Seven people including a 14-year-old were shot dead on Friday in the attack on … Read more

Israeli Military Boosting Forces in West Bank, Spokesperson Says

Israeli Military Boosting Forces in West Bank, Spokesperson Says

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The Israeli military said on Saturday it was boosting forces in the occupied West Bank, a day after a Palestinian gunman shot seven people dead near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem.     “Following an IDF (Israeli Defence Forces) situational assessment, it was decided to reinforce the Judea and Samaria (West Bank) … Read more

Top U.S. Treasury Official to Warn UAE, Turkey Over Sanctions Evasion

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

By Daphne Psaledakis and Humeyra Pamuk WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department’s top sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and businesses that they could lose U.S. market access if they do business with entities subject to U.S. curbs as Washington cracks down on Russian … Read more

Twitter Says Users Will Be Able to Appeal Account Suspension

Twitter Says Users Will Be Able to Appeal Account Suspension

(Reuters) – Twitter users will be able to appeal account suspensions and be evaluated under the social media platform’s new criteria for reinstatement, starting Feb. 1, the company said on Friday. Under the new criteria, which follow billionaire Elon Musk’s purchase of the company in October, Twitter accounts will only be suspended for severe or … Read more

Events in the Memphis Police Beating Death of Tyre Nichols

Events in the Memphis Police Beating Death of Tyre Nichols

(Reuters) – The city of Memphis on Friday released video of the police traffic stop and beating of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man. Five police officers have been fired and charged with second-degree murder in his death. Here is a timeline of events. Jan. 7: Officers pull over Nichols on suspicion of reckless driving … Read more

NFL-Young Guns Ready to Fire on Championship Sunday

NFL-Young Guns Ready to Fire on Championship Sunday

(Reuters) – A clash of young quarterbacks is set for Sunday’s NFL conference championships, as last year’s runners-up Cincinnati Bengals take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC title game, while the San Francisco 49ers play the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC crown. The National Football League’s next generation of talent will be on … Read more

Lavrov Bolsters Eritrean Support for Russia in Conflict With Ukraine

Lavrov Bolsters Eritrean Support for Russia in Conflict With Ukraine

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Thursday on a tour of Africa to shore up support for Russia, focusing on the “dynamics of the war in Ukraine”, Eritrea’s information minister said. Lavrov has been on a week-long charm offensive on the continent, starting in South Africa, which … Read more

U.S. EPA Administrator Contemplating Stepping Down -Sources

U.S. EPA Administrator Contemplating Stepping Down -Sources

By Jarrett Renshaw and Jeff Mason (Reuters) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan is considering stepping down, according to four sources familiar with the matter. Regan has been thinking seriously about departing and has been exploring options outside the Biden administration but has not made any decisions, one source said. “No plans imminently, … Read more

Ukraine Faces Deadly Russian Missile Onslaught After Securing Tanks From Allies

Ukraine Faces Deadly Russian Missile Onslaught After Securing Tanks From Allies

By Tom Balmforth and Ivan Lyubysh-Kirdey KYIV (Reuters) – Russia pounded Ukraine with missiles and drones, killing at least 11 people, according to officials, after Western allies pledged tanks to Kyiv in its fight against Moscow’s invasion. Air raid alarms sounded across Ukraine on Thursday as people headed to work. In the capital Kyiv, crowds … Read more