Russian and Chinese jets deliver spiked broadcasts on final day of Biden Asia trip

Russian and Chinese jets deliver spiked broadcasts on final day of Biden Asia trip

TOKYO/SEOUL/WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) – Russian and Chinese bombers jointly patrolled the air defense zones of Japan and South Korea on Tuesday in a pointed farewell to US President Joe Biden as he concluded a trip to Asia that Beijing was alarmed. The patrols came hours after Biden angered China by saying he would be … Read more

US still ‘a long way’ from returning troops to Ukraine -general

US still ‘a long way’ from returning troops to Ukraine -general

Canada’s military aid is unloaded from a C17 Globemaster III aircraft at the international airport outside Lviv, in this photo released Feb. 20, 2022. Press Service of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 23 (Reuters) – The United States is … Read more

EXPLANATION: What is the 4-nation Quad, where does it come from?

EXPLANATION: What is the 4-nation Quad, where does it come from?

TOKYO (AP) — Leaders from the US, Japan, Australia and India gathered in Tokyo on Tuesday for a ‘Quad’ summit. What is the group, where does it come from and why do diplomats keep coming up with strange names for different collaborations? WHAT IS THE QUAD? The Quad, formally the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, began as … Read more

Russian soldiers begin to clear mines in Azovstal . in Ukraine

Russian soldiers begin to clear mines in Azovstal .  in Ukraine

MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 23 (Reuters) – Russian soldiers cleared mines and debris on Sunday at the industrial site of the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol after hundreds of Ukrainian troops who had been holed up in the massive factory for weeks were ordered to to act. Soldiers marched through the compound, waving mine detectors over … Read more

Russia symbolically cuts off gas exports to Finland

Russia symbolically cuts off gas exports to Finland

HELSINKI (AP) – Russia on Saturday halted gas exports to neighboring Finland, a highly symbolic move that came just days after the Scandinavian country announced its intention to join NATO and likely ended Finland’s nearly 50 years of imports of gas. natural gas from Russia. The move by Russian energy giant Gazprom was in line … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses concerns with NATO hopefuls Sweden and Finland

Turkey’s Erdogan discusses concerns with NATO hopefuls Sweden and Finland

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting in parliament in Ankara, Turkey on May 18, 2022. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who has objected to Sweden and Finland … Read more

Russia advances into Ukraine’s Donbas as siege of Mariupol steel plant ends

Russia advances into Ukraine’s Donbas as siege of Mariupol steel plant ends

Week-long siege ends at Azovstal, Russia says Russia intensifies offensive in Donbas Zelenskiy seeks deal to secure Russian compensation Russia stops gas flows to Finland over payment dispute Kiev, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia pushed for control of Ukraine’s Donbas region, claimed victory in the months-long battle for the Mariupol steel plant and launched a … Read more

US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid is not a bilateral topic

US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid is not a bilateral topic

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to NATO’s accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral matter between Washington and Ankara, the US State Department said Friday, but added that Washington spoke with Ankara and maintained confidence believe that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they have been spurred … Read more

Putin pledges to strengthen Russian IT security in the face of cyber-attacks

Putin pledges to strengthen Russian IT security in the face of cyber-attacks

May 20 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the number of cyber attacks against Russia by foreign “state structures” had multiplied and that Russia should strengthen its cyber defenses by reducing the use of foreign software and hardware. The websites of many state-owned companies and news websites have suffered from sporadic hacking attempts … Read more

Russian TV pundit calls Ukraine war ‘rehearsal’ for NATO clash

Russian TV pundit calls Ukraine war ‘rehearsal’ for NATO clash

Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a “rehearsal” for a possible large-scale conflict with NATO countries, a leading Russian political scientist has warned. Alexei Fenenko, a researcher at the Institute of International Security Studies and an associate professor at the School of World Politics of Moscow State University, appeared on the state television talk show … Read more