Exclusive: Top US Treasury official warns UAE and Turkey about sanctions evasion

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – The US Treasury’s top sanctions official will travel to Turkey and the Middle East next week to warn countries and companies that they could lose access to the US market if they do business with entities which are subject to US restrictions such as Washington. cracks down on Russian attempts … Read more

War in Ukraine: Fighting in the East and North escalates after tank pledges

Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies this week agreed to supply tanks Russia says US president holds key to ending fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday battled Russian forces attempting to breach its lines in the east and northeast, and artillery bombardments increased after Western … Read more

In Beijing’s backyard, the US demonstrates its military might

ABOARD THE NIMITZ, South China Sea, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – For several hours under a gray sky, dozens of fighter jets and helicopters roar in and out of the cockpit of the aircraft carrier Nimitz, in a demonstration of US military prowess in some of the world’s most humid waters. MH-60 Seahawk helicopters and F/A-18 … Read more

Japan tightens Russian sanctions after deadly missile attacks in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan. 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following the latest spate of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to a list of export bans and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile strikes into Ukraine that killed at least 11 people on … Read more

Germany approves sending heavy battle tanks to Ukraine, a source says

Poland submits a request to Germany to supply tanks to Kiev The US can drop its opposition to supplying Abrams tanks Governors of five Ukrainian regions among officials removed Kiev: Zelenskiy’s actions respond to public calls for justice Ukraine says spring offensive could be decisive KYIV/BERLIN, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Germany has decided to send … Read more

Russia’s military reforms respond to NATO expansion, Ukraine Chief of General Staff

Reforms call for the creation of two additional military districts Army Corps is stationed near the border with Finland Armed forces will be reinforced in areas Moscow claims to annex 23 Jan. (Reuters) – Russia’s new military reforms come in response to possible NATO expansion and the use of Kiev by the “collective West” to … Read more

Erdogan to Sweden: Don’t expect Turkish support for NATO bid after protest in Stockholm

ANKARA, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Sweden should not expect support from Turkey for its NATO membership after a protest near the Turkish embassy in Stockholm over the weekend included the burning of a copy of the Quran, President Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s bid to join the … Read more

Russia says Ukraine stores weapons in nuclear power plants, Kiev denies the claim

23 Jan. (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) on Monday accused Ukraine of storing Western-supplied weapons in nuclear power plants across the country, an allegation dismissed as untrue by a senior Ukrainian official. The Russian spy agency provided no evidence and Reuters was unable to verify the claims. An SVR statement said US-supplied HIMARS … Read more

Russia Lavrov visits ally South Africa amid Western rivalry

PRETORIA, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited South Africa on Monday for talks with one of his country’s key allies on a continent divided over the invasion of Ukraine and related Western attempts to isolate Moscow. Lavrov met his South African counterpart, Naledi Pandor, after flying in earlier in the day … Read more

Russian warship armed with hypersonic missiles to participate in exercises with China, South Africa

Jan 23 (Reuters) – A Russian warship armed with new-generation hypersonic cross weapons will participate in joint exercises with the navies of China and South Africa in February, Russia’s state agency TASS said on Monday. It was the first official mention of the participation of the frigate “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union … Read more