At least 44 dead in Nepal’s worst plane crash in nearly five years

KATHMANDU, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – At least 44 people were killed when a domestic flight crashed in Nepal’s Pokhara on Sunday, an aviation authority official said. Hundreds of rescuers were scouring the hill where the Yeti Airlines plane carrying 72 people from the capital Kathmandu crashed. The weather was clear, said Jagannath Niroula, spokesman for … Read more

Retired general, former Prime Minister in the second round of the Czech presidential election

Retired general Petr Pavel wins first round for former prime minister Presidents appoint officials, but have little executive power Pavel may have a lead in the second round in two weeks Babis would clash with the centre-right government PRAGUE, Jan. 14 (Reuters) – Retired General Petr Pavel narrowly defeated billionaire former Prime Minister Andrej Babis … Read more

China is gearing up for a historic demographic turn accelerated by COVID trauma

HONG KONG, Jan. 13 (Reuters) – Living under China’s strict COVID-19 restrictions for the past three years had given Zhang Qi enough stress and uncertainty to consider not having babies in the country. When China abruptly dismantled its “zero COVID” regime last month to allow the virus to spread freely, the balance tipped for a … Read more

Tesla is lowering prices in the US and Europe to stimulate demand

Tesla slashes prices in US, Europe up to 20% Move follows price cuts in Asia last week Some models are now eligible for US tax credits Model 3 price in Germany in line with Volkswagen’s ID.3 13 Jan. (Reuters) – Tesla (TSLA.O) has slashed prices of its electric vehicles in the United States and Europe … Read more