Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian President speaks in Volgograd 80 years have passed since the Soviet victory at Stalingrad Putin draws a parallel with the Russian campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin evoked the spirit of the … Read more

Pakistan says mosque suicide bomber wore police uniform and breached motorbike security

Pakistan says mosque suicide bomber wore police uniform and breached motorbike security

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The suicide bomber who this week killed more than 100 people at a mosque inside a police compound in the Pakistani city of Peshawar was wearing a police uniform and entered the high motorcycle security, provincial police. the police chief said Thursday. The suicide bomber behind Monday’s attack had … Read more

Ex-Wagner commander says he’s sorry he fought in Ukraine

Ex-Wagner commander says he’s sorry he fought in Ukraine

Wagner’s former commander fled Russia for Norway A 26-year-old man took part in the fighting near Bakhmut He says he was afraid of being executed by his side He says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of the Russian mercenary group Wagner who fled to … Read more

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, strike on apartments kills civilians

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, strike on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – civil servants Zelenskiy paints a grim picture of the Russian offensive in the East Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could start on February 24 – Ukrainian minister KYIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The battle on the front lines in eastern Ukraine “has grown more … Read more

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines and USA agree to add four locations under EDCA Deal comes amid South China Sea tensions over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases MANILA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, its defense chiefs said on Thursday, amid growing concerns over … Read more

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be held ‘The current situation is unfolding under unusual circumstances,’ says acting president Deserted streets in some Myanmar towns for silent protest Protesters hold rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta has extended the country’s state of emergency for another six months, … Read more

Belgian arms dealer tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys doesn’t like being called an arms dealer. But he has a big warehouse full of used tanks for sale. Standing next to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the cold warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys pointed out that he was the CEO … Read more

Ukraine raids billionaire’s home in wartime anti-corruption drive

Ukraine raids billionaire’s home in wartime anti-corruption drive

Security services carry out extensive raids ahead of EU summit Homes of billionaire and former interior minister raided New US weapons would nearly double Ukraine’s range Fierce fighting relentlessly in eastern Ukraine KYIV, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Security services raided the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent billionaires on Wednesday against a figure once … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey favors Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey favors Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Turkey views Finland’s application for NATO membership positively, but does not support Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “Our position on Finland is positive, but it is not on Sweden,” Erdogan said of their NATO bids in a speech to his AK party deputies in parliament. Sweden … Read more

UK teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

UK teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says steep pay rises will fuel inflation Schools are closed, most trains are not running More strikes involving health workers planned for next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants and train drivers walked out on Wednesday … Read more