US unveils tougher electric car tax credit rules, effective April 18

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) – The US Treasury Department on Friday unveiled stricter electric vehicle tax rules that will reduce or eliminate tax credits on some zero-emission models but give buyers another two weeks before the new requirements take effect. The rules are designed to wean the United States from reliance on China for EV … Read more

Ammunition, anti-tank missiles in next $2.6 billion pledge for Ukraine – sources

WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) – A new $2.6 billion military aid package from the US, which could include aerial surveillance radars, anti-tank missiles and fuel trucks for Ukraine’s fight against Russia, is expected to be announced as soon as Monday, they said three US officials on Friday. Half a dozen ammunition types, including tank ammunition, … Read more

U.S. battery sourcing guidelines to cut some EV tax credits — official

WASHINGTON, March 29 (Reuters) – The long-awaited guidance from the US Treasury Department regarding battery procurement requirements for electric vehicle tax credits expected by Friday will result in fewer vehicles receiving full or partial credits, a US official told Reuters. In December, the Treasury Department decided not to release its proposed battery procurement guidelines until … Read more

Russian troops are not making progress in Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Ukraine says

Russian-installed official claims progress in eastern cities The chief of the UN nuclear watchdog will visit the factory in Zaporizhia on Wednesday Russian participation in Olympic Games under discussion March 29 (Reuters) – Russian troops have been relentless in their attempts to capture the bombed eastern Ukrainian cities of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, making no progress, … Read more

Belarus says it will host Russian nuclear weapons to counter NATO

Belarus justifies its decision to house Russian nuclear weapons Says it needs to strengthen its own security Blames West for years of pressure aimed at government change Says moving doesn’t violate non-proliferation rules LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – Belarus confirmed on Tuesday that it will host Russian tactical nuclear weapons. boundaries. The statement from the … Read more

North Korea unveils new nuclear warheads upon arrival of US carrier in South Korea

SEOUL/BUSAN, March 28 (Reuters) – North Korea unveiled new, smaller warheads and pledged to produce more weapons-grade nuclear material to expand the country’s arsenal, state media KCNA said on Tuesday, as a US aircraft carrier landed in South Korea. Korea arrived. for military exercises. KCNA released photos of the warheads, dubbed Hwasan-31s, as leader Kim … Read more

Russia fires a supersonic anti-ship missile at a dummy target in the Sea of ​​Japan

March 28 (Reuters) – The Russian navy has fired supersonic anti-ship missiles at a dummy target in the Sea of ​​Japan, the Russian defense ministry said on Tuesday. “In the waters of the Sea of ​​Japan, Pacific Fleet missile ships fired Moskit cruise missiles at a mock enemy naval target,” it said in a statement … Read more

US and Japan sign trade deal on battery minerals for electric vehicles

WASHINGTON, March 28 (Reuters) – The United States and Japan on Tuesday announced a trade deal on battery minerals for electric vehicles that is essential to strengthening their battery supply chains and giving Japanese automakers wider access to a new $7,500 US EV tax credit. The swiftly negotiated agreement prohibits the two countries from imposing … Read more

German Leopard 2 tanks have reached Ukraine

BERLIN, March 27 (Reuters) – The 18 Leopard 2 main battle tanks pledged by Germany to support Ukraine in its war against Russia have arrived in Ukraine, Germany’s defense ministry said on Monday. Germany in January agreed to provide the tanks, considered some of the best in the West’s arsenal, to allay doubts about sending … Read more

Ukraine says situation in Bakhmut is stabilizing, Putin downplays tank shortage

March 25 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops have succeeded in slowing down the Russian offensive in and around the disputed eastern city of Bakhmut, where the situation is stabilizing, Supreme Commander General Valery Zaluzhniy said on Saturday. Separately, the British Ministry of Defense said the months-long Russian attack on the city had stalled, mainly due to … Read more