Israel risks facing a long and bloody insurgency if it defeats Hamas and occupies Gaza without a credible post-war plan to withdraw its troops and move toward the creation of a Palestinian state, US and Arab officials, diplomats and analysts said.
Russian and Western policy experts say Russian president Vladimir Putin is trying to use Israel’s war against Hamas as an opportunity to escalate what he has cast as an existential battle with the West that would end US dominance in favor of a multilateral system.
The US and its allies have few routes left to rein in Iran’s nuclear work with prospects for talks long buried and tougher actions against Tehran running the risk of stoking tensions in a region already enflamed by the Gaza war.
British retail sales volumes fell unexpectedly in October as stretched consumers stayed at home, official data showed, in a new warning sign for the economy. Retail sales volumes dropped 0.3% month-on-month, following a revised 1.1% decline in September that was worse than first estimated.
Warren Buffett’s vote of confidence in Japanese trading houses is helping Mitsubishi overcome long-held investor wariness about its complex global business that covers everything from sausages to natural gas, a top executive said.
Alibaba’s Hong Kong shares slumped 10% after it scrapped plans to spin off its cloud business, citing uncertainties fueled by US curbs on exports to China of semiconductors used in artificial intelligence applications.
The world’s biggest luxury brands in China, their second-largest market, have been spooked by a lack of a strong rebound in luxury demand following China’s post-pandemic re-opening, adding to jitters about the industry’s prospects. They are now targeting the country’s wealthiest for growth.
Appin codirectors Anuj Khare and Rajat Khare. The company pioneered an e-commerce-style spy service. Handout via REUTERS
Appin was a leading Indian cyberespionage firm that few people even knew existed. A Reuters investigation found that the company grew from an educational startup to a hack-for-hire powerhouse that stole secrets from executives, politicians, military officials and wealthy elites around the globe. Appin alumni went on to form other firms that are still active.
Cyber policy reporter Raphael Satter tells the daily Reuters News World podcast how the Indian startup hacked the world – listen now.
Northern Lights, also called Aurora Borealis, illuminate the night sky near Mo i Rana, Norway. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner