India increases spending in latest budget before election

India increases spending in latest budget before election

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – India’s government on Wednesday unveiled a $550 billion budget for the next fiscal year which starts on April 1, with a record capital spending plan while containing the budget deficit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which faces elections in key states this year and a national vote in 2024, … Read more

Russia continues its Donetsk campaign; Ukraine wants fighter jets

Russia continues its Donetsk campaign;  Ukraine wants fighter jets

The city of Bakhmut comes under new fire – The Ukrainian army Zelenskiy talks to senior defense officials US prepares $2.2 billion arms package for Ukraine KYIV, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Russian forces are gradually gaining ground in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province, focusing on the town of Bakhmut, north of the regional capital. After finally … Read more

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America falls flat

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America falls flat

SANTIAGO/BRASILIA, Jan 30 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s attempt this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of a Russian invasion on his first South American tour has fallen flat, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterating his view of both sides shared blame. Scholz sought to project unity on Ukraine … Read more

“Amazingly Resilient”: IMF Raises Global Growth Forecast | International Monetary Fund

“Amazingly Resilient”: IMF Raises Global Growth Forecast |  International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slightly raised its global growth outlook for 2023 due to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe and the reopening of the Chinese economy after Beijing abandoned its strategy. zero COVID strict. The IMF said global growth would fall further to 2.9% in 2023 from 3.4% in … Read more

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow is looking for ‘big revenge’ A Russian administrator claims a foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could regain ground as Western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid … 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

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

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday urged South Korea to increase its military support for Ukraine, citing other countries that have changed their policy of not providing arms to countries in conflict after the Russian invasion. Stoltenberg is in Seoul, the first leg of a trip that will include … Read more

Ukraine calls for faster arms deliveries as Russia continues eastward offensive

Ukraine calls for faster arms deliveries as Russia continues eastward offensive

Three dead in Russian strikes on Kherson – governor Russian forces again shell Vuhledar in the east Zelenskiy calls on his allies to speed up arms deliveries Zelenskiy urges Macron to ban Russia from Paris Games KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Russian missile fire killed three people in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson … Read more

Kremlin: Putin open “to contacts” with German Scholz, reports RIA

Kremlin: Putin open “to contacts” with German Scholz, reports RIA

Jan 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is open to contact with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz but has no scheduled phone call with him, a Kremlin spokesman told the official news agency on Sunday. RIA Novosti. Germany, which was previously the West’s main obstacle to supplying modern battle tanks to Ukraine to help it … Read more

Rheinmetall plans to increase ammunition production and HIMARS production in Germany

Rheinmetall plans to increase ammunition production and HIMARS production in Germany

DUESSELDORF, Jan 29 (Reuters) – German arms maker Rheinmetall is set to dramatically increase production of tank and artillery ammunition to meet strong demand in Ukraine and the West, and may start producing launchers. multiple HIMARS rockets in Germany, CEO Armin Papperger said. Reuters. He spoke days before German defense industry bosses were due to … Read more