Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

Biden says ‘hello’ to North Korea’s Kim amid tensions over weapons tests

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden, who was in Seoul before going to Japan as part of his first Asia trip as president, had a simple message for North Korean Kim Jong Un: “Hello. .. point,” he said. reporters on the last day of his visit to South Korea on Sunday. Biden … 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

South Korea’s Biden, Yoon pledges to deter North Korea but offers COVID aid

South Korea’s Biden, Yoon pledges to deter North Korea but offers COVID aid

SEOUL, May 21 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden and his new South Korean counterpart on Saturday agreed to conduct larger military exercises and deploy more U.S. weapons if necessary to deter North Korea, while offering to fight COVID-19. 19 vaccines and possibly meeting Kim Jong not. Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol said their countries’ decades-old alliance … Read more

US, others walk away from APEC talks over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

US, others walk away from APEC talks over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

BANGKOK, May 21 (Reuters) – Representatives from the United States and several other countries left a meeting of Asia-Pacific trade ministers in Bangkok on Saturday to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, officials said. The strike was “an expression of disapproval at Russia’s illegal war of aggression in Ukraine and its economic impact in the APEC … Read more

Is Russia Using Laser Weapons in Ukraine? Pentagon thinks not

Is Russia Using Laser Weapons in Ukraine?  Pentagon thinks not

Participants are seen at the booth of the Russian State Nuclear Service Rosatom during the international military-technical forum “Army-2021” at the Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center in Moscow, Russia, August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – The Pentagon said Friday there was no … 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

US criticizes China, UN chief of rights, ahead of visit to Xinjiang

US criticizes China, UN chief of rights, ahead of visit to Xinjiang

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet attends a United Nations event in Geneva, Switzerland, Nov. 3, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – The United States is “deeply concerned” that China will restrict access during a visit by UN human rights chief … 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

Biden arrives in South Korea with first stop at Samsung

Biden arrives in South Korea with first stop at Samsung

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea, May 20 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea on Friday, the first stop on his first trip to Asia as president, where his efforts to counter China’s influence and economic ties are likely to have been overshadowed by North Korean threats. Biden landed at the US Air … Read more

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas are intensifying

Ukraine says Russian attacks on Donbas are intensifying

Donbas region is completely destroyed -Zelenskiy Group of Seven sends extra billions to Ukraine US Senate approves $40 billion in further aid KYIV/SLATYNE, Ukraine, May 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces have intensified their offensive in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region using artillery, rocket launchers and aircraft to damage defenses around Donetsk, Ukraine’s general staff said Friday. … Read more