Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine says it needs more weapons and calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says US president holds key to end fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine battled Russian troops trying to break through its lines to the east and northeast on Friday, and artillery shelling intensified … Read more

Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

Explanation: Why is Turkey blocking Sweden and Finland from joining NATO?

STOCKHOLM, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Swedish and Finnish hopes of early NATO membership have hit a snag in the form of objections from Turkey, which holds a veto over membership. military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement on how to proceed in Madrid last June, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden, in … Read more

EU wants to send more people back to Africa, Middle East and Asia

EU wants to send more people back to Africa, Middle East and Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan 26 (Reuters) – European Union immigration ministers meet on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination within the bloc so they can return more people without asylum in Europe to their country of origin, including Iraq. Three years after the 27 EU countries agreed to restrict visas for countries deemed unable to … Read more

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China proposes Sri Lanka debt moratorium, IMF aid still uncertain

China offers debt service relief in 2022, 2023 Sri Lankan sources unsure if China’s letter will be enough for IMF Broad IMF-China deal on Zambia could provide clues NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, Jan 24 (Reuters) – The Export-Import Bank of China has offered Sri Lanka a two-year debt moratorium and said it would support the country’s efforts … Read more

Exclusive: WHO investigates links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

Exclusive: WHO investigates links between cough syrup deaths, considers advice for parents

Jan 24 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) is investigating whether there is a link between manufacturers whose tainted cough syrups are linked to the deaths of more than 300 children in three countries, said to Reuters a person familiar with the matter. Citing ‘unacceptable levels’ of toxins in products, the WHO is seeking … Read more

Finland says time out needed in NATO bid talks with Turkey

Finland says time out needed in NATO bid talks with Turkey

HELSINKI, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Finland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday a delay of a few weeks was needed in talks between Finland and Sweden and Turkey over their bid to join the NATO military alliance. NATO. Turkey’s president said on Monday that Sweden should not expect his country’s support after a protest near the … Read more

Russia’s Military Reforms Respond to NATO Expansion, Ukraine – Chief of General Staff

Russia’s Military Reforms Respond to NATO Expansion, Ukraine – Chief of General Staff

Reforms call for creation of two additional military districts An army corps will be based near the border with Finland Reinforcement of forces in the territories that Moscow claims to annex Jan 23 (Reuters) – New Russian military reforms respond to a possible NATO expansion and the use of Kyiv by the “collective West” to … Read more

Ukraine pledges to radically change personnel as allies jostle for tanks

Ukraine pledges to radically change personnel as allies jostle for tanks

Zelenskiy promises changes in corruption scandal Poland announces its intention to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany hints at tank export approval as allies push KYIV, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said personnel changes were underway at top and bottom levels, following the most high-profile corruption allegations since Russia’s invasion that threaten … Read more

Zelenskiy reports upheaval after corruption allegations

Zelenskiy reports upheaval after corruption allegations

Zelenskiy says upcoming changes in government and regional Corruption allegations most high profile of war The former economy minister welcomes the government’s response Ruling party boss threatens prison officials KYIV, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday changes would be announced shortly in the government, regions and security forces following corruption … Read more

WHO calls for ‘immediate action’ after cough syrup deaths

WHO calls for ‘immediate action’ after cough syrup deaths

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization has called for “immediate and concerted action” to protect children from tainted medicines after a spate of child deaths linked to cough syrups last year . In 2022, more than 300 children – mostly under the age of 5 – in The Gambia, Indonesia and Uzbekistan … Read more