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

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

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Taiwan’s Pavel and Tsai highlight shared values ​​on call China opposes other countries dealing with Taiwan Beijing sees Taiwan as 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 move … Read more

Germany’s economy contracts unexpectedly in the fourth quarter, raising the specter of recession

Germany’s economy contracts unexpectedly in the fourth quarter, raising the specter of recession

Q4 GDP at -0.2% Q/Q vs forecast of 0.0% Decrease mainly due to lower private consumption Economists say a mild recession is likely BERLIN, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Germany’s economy contracted unexpectedly in the fourth quarter, data showed on Monday, a sign that Europe’s biggest economy may be heading into a much-anticipated, albeit less likely, … 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

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for final dispatch

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for final dispatch

The last 747 freighter will be delivered to Atlas Air Ends over five decades of commercial production Boeing on the verge of bankruptcy, before becoming a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The Boeing (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably best-looking “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air … 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