Iran reports drone attack on defense facility

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Iran’s Defense Ministry said that one of its factories was attacked by drones in the central city of Isfahan. A statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency says the attack occurred late Saturday and caused minor damage to a rooftop. … Read more

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Fiji fires its top cop and scraps a policing agreement with China

Police operate a security check point in the Fijian capital of Suva in December following general elections. The Pacific island nation has played an important regional role amid competition between China on the one side and Australia, New Zealand and the United States on the other. Saeed Khan | Afp | Getty Images Fiji’s president … Read more

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‘Outright negative’ on stocks: JPMorgan’s Marko Kolanovic braces for correction, hard landing

JPMorgan’s Marko Kolanovic is abstaining from the early 2023 rally. Instead, the Institutional Investor hall-of-famer is bracing for a 10% or more correction in the first half of this year, telling investors he’s “outright negative” on the market. “Fundamentals are deteriorating. And, the market has been moving up. So, that has to clash at some … Read more

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Where are the safest places to travel in 2023? It depends on how you define ‘safe’

From catching Covid-19 to getting caught in a blizzard, traveling can be risky business these days. But just how risky often depends on the destination — and how you define the risks. Safest cities: people’s perceptions A report published by the U.K.-based insurance company William Russell ranked the “safest cities in the world,” according to … Read more

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