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

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following its latest wave of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to an export ban list and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile attacks in Ukraine, killing at least 11 people on Thursday, following … 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

An iceberg the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

An iceberg the size of London breaks off in Antarctica

CNN — An iceberg the size of Greater London broke away from the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica on Sunday, according to the British Antarctic Survey. Scientists first discovered major cracks in the sea ice a decade ago, but in the past two years there have been two major ruptures. BAS Halley Research Station is … 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

A 600-square-mile iceberg, about the size of two New York cities, breaks off the Antarctic sea ice

A 600-square-mile iceberg, about the size of two New York cities, breaks off the Antarctic sea ice

One of the most watched ice shelves on the planet has just undergone a major change. On Sunday, a massive chunk of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf – a chunk the size of two New York City towns – broke free. The British Antarctic Survey said on Monday the iceberg measures 1,550 square kilometres, or just … Read more

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing in the UK, government admits

Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing in the UK, government admits

CNN — Hundreds of child asylum seekers have gone missing since the UK government began housing minors in hotels due to pressure on the country’s asylum seeker accommodation system, the minister said on Tuesday. British Immigration Commissioner Robert Jenrick to lawmakers in Parliament, amid calls for an investigation into the matter. Jenrick said on Tuesday … Read more

Exclusive: Binance Moved $346 Million For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Shows

Exclusive: Binance Moved 6 Million For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Shows

LONDON, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance has handled nearly $346 million in bitcoin for digital currency exchange Bitzlato, whose founder was arrested by U.S. authorities last week for allegedly mining a “money laundering engine,” according to blockchain data seen by Reuters shows. On Jan. 18, the Justice Department said it had charged Bitzlato … 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