Japanese billionaire Maezawa chooses K-pop star TOP, DJ Steve Aoki for SpaceX moon trip

TOKYO, Dec. 9 (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed on Friday that K-pop star TOP and DJ Steve Aoki are among eight crew members he plans to take on a trip around the moon next year. ride on one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets. Maezawa bought every seat on the first lunar voyage, which … Read more

Japan, Britain and Italy are jointly building fighter jets

TOKYO/LONDON, Dec. 9 (Reuters) – Japan, Britain and Italy are merging their next-generation fighter jet projects in a groundbreaking partnership spanning Europe and Asia. This is Japan’s first major industrial defense cooperation outside the United States since World War II. . The deal, reported by Reuters in July, aims to deploy an advanced front-line fighter … Read more

Putin acknowledges that Russia’s war in Ukraine could be long

The threat of nuclear weapons has increased, but “we have not gone crazy” – Putin Russia fired more than 1,000 times at power grid in Ukraine – report LONDON/KIEV, Dec. 8 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that his army could fight in Ukraine for a long time, but there will be no … Read more

Wall St extends losses as recession worries mount, Apple sinks

Apple drops after Morgan Stanley lowered December delivery target Carvana tumbles, Wedbush chops PT to Street low Indexes down: Dow 0.24%, S&P 500 0.31%, Nasdaq 0.64% Dec 7 (Reuters) – US stock indices fell during choppy trading on Wednesday as investors assessed warnings of an impending recession from major Wall Street bankers, while Apple shares … Read more

Analysis: Vietnam switches to arms trade as it eases ties with Russia

Vietnam is holding its first large-scale arms fair this week The country’s fledgling military industry is looking to export for the first time It aims to accelerate the diversification of Russian military supplies HANOI, Dec. 7 (Reuters) – Vietnam is eyeing a major defense shift as it seeks to reduce its reliance on Russian arms … Read more

Ukraine appears to be showing the ability to strike far within Russia

Third Russian airport reported hit in drone strike The Ukrainian Zelenskiy encounters troops near the Eastern Front Oil price cap gives G7 influence over Russia – US official Dec.7 (Reuters) – A third Russian airport was set on fire by a drone strike, a day after Ukraine showed a seemingly new ability to penetrate hundreds … Read more

Chinese astronauts board space station in historic mission

Shenzhou-15 marks the last of 11 missions since April 2021 in space station construction Shenzhou-15 crew takes over for Shenzhou-14 astronauts on the space station Chinese space station will become second permanently inhabited outpost after NASA-led ISS BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – Three Chinese astronauts arrived at the Chinese space station on Wednesday for the … Read more

The global oil market is signaling near-term weakness ahead of the EU ban on Russian oil

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The global oil market is signaling a potential shift as traders and analysts worry about reduced crude oil demand and oversupply in the market in the coming months. After months of strength, crude futures are flirting with lows not seen all year as China, the largest oil consumer, introduces … Read more

Germany is in talks with allies over Polish insistence on sending Patriots to Ukraine

NATO says the decision on whether to deploy Patriots depends on a specific country Poland asked to send German launchers to Western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request to send German Patriot air defense units to Ukraine after the NATO chief suggested the military … Read more

China’s COVID infections hit a record as economic outlook worsens

China hit record high during the Shanghai outbreak in April Cabinet hints at reduction of reserve ratio requirement (RRR) Nomura cuts China’s GDP targets as lockdowns expand Chinese stocks fall, lagging rise in global stocks BEIJING, Nov 24 (Reuters) – China reported a record number of COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with cities across the country … Read more