Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – officials Zelenskiy gives a gloomy assessment of the Russian offensive in the east Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could begin on February 24 – Minister of Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine “has toughened” as Russian troops … Read more

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. But he does have a large warehouse full of used tanks for sale. In addition to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys emphasized that he is … Read more

Exclusive: EV maker Rivian cuts 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

Exclusive: EV maker Rivian cuts 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) is laying off 6% of its workforce in a bid to cut costs as the EV maker, already struggling with declining cash reserves and a weak economy, braces itself for an industry-wide price war. The company is focusing its resources on ramping up vehicle production and … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Turkey welcomes Finland’s application for NATO membership but does not support Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “Our position on Finland is positive, but not positive on Sweden,” Erdogan said of their NATO applications in a speech to his AK party deputies in parliament. Sweden and Finland … Read more

Russia continues campaign in Donetsk; Ukraine wants fighter jets

Russia continues campaign in Donetsk;  Ukraine wants fighter jets

City of Bakhmut under attack again – Ukrainian army Zelenskiy consults with top defense officials The US is preparing a $2.2 billion arms package for Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Russian forces are making increasing gains in their bid to seize territory in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk province, focusing on the town of Bakhmut north … Read more

The US is blocking exports to Iranian companies producing drones for Russia

The US is blocking exports to Iranian companies producing drones for Russia

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday imposed new trade restrictions on seven Iranian entities for producing drones that Russia has used to attack Ukraine, the US Commerce Department said. The companies and other organizations have been added to a U.S. export control list for those engaged in activities contrary to U.S. … Read more

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

SANTIAGO/BRASILIA, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s bid this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion on his first South American tour fell through, with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterated his view of both sides shared guilt. Scholz has attempted to project unity in … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, the Taiwanese Tsai emphasize their shared values ​​in conversation China opposes other countries doing business with Taiwan Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual … Read more

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

30 Jan. (Reuters) – A group of pro-Russian activists in Germany donated money to a Russian army division fighting in Ukraine, and the money was used to buy walkie-talkies, headphones and telephones, according to a division officer and reports from the organizers of the group seen by Reuters. The couple at the center of the … Read more