Putin denounces UK’s decision to send munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine

March 21 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday condemned British plans to send tank munitions containing depleted uranium to Ukraine, saying Moscow would be forced to respond accordingly. Speaking in London on Monday, Minister of State for Defense Annabel Goldie said some of the ammunition for the Challenger 2 main battle tanks that … Read more

Winnie the Pooh horror film ‘mysteriously’ canceled in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, March 21 (Reuters) – Screening of British slasher film “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey”, which was due to be released in Hong Kong this week, has been cancelled, its distributor said on Tuesday without giving a reason. VII Pillars Entertainment said on their Facebook page that it was with “great regret” that … Read more

Israeli minister says ‘nothing like’ the Palestinian people

JERUSALEM, March 20 (Reuters) – An Israeli minister responsible for administering the occupied West Bank was sentenced on Monday after saying there was no Palestinian history or culture and there was no no Palestinian people. Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich also angered neighboring Jordan for speaking at a podium covered in what appeared to be a … Read more

Japan plans $75 billion investment in Indo-Pacific to counter China

TOKYO/NEW DELHI, March 20 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday announced a new plan to promote an open and free Indo-Pacific, pledging billions of dollars in investment to help economies across the region all areas, from industry to disaster. prevention. The plan he announced in New Delhi is seen as Tokyo’s attempt … Read more

China warns against travel out of Central African Republic capital after killings

BEIJING, March 20 (Reuters) – The Chinese embassy in the Central African Republic has urged its citizens to avoid traveling outside the capital, Bangui, after a report that nine Chinese nationals were killed in an attack by militants in a gold mine outside the city. The embassy said in a statement on Sunday that there … Read more

New Zealand foreign minister to meet Chinese counterpart in Beijing

March 20 (Reuters) – New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta will travel to China on Tuesday to meet her counterpart Qin Gang in the first such visit by a New Zealand minister since 2019. Mahuta said she would raise New Zealand’s concerns over key security challenges when meeting with Qin Gang in Beijing, such as … Read more

Former Taiwan President Ma set to meet leaders on historic trip to China

TAIPEI, March 20 (Reuters) – Former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou is “at the disposal of his host” when it comes to meeting senior leaders during a trip to China this month, but he is not expected to travel to Beijing, a senior official said an official in Ma’s office on Monday. Ma will be the … Read more

Ex-US Marine may have been ‘lured’ from China by security agencies before his arrest, lawyer says

SYDNEY, March 20 (Reuters) – A former U.S. Marine Corps pilot may have been “lured” from China to Australia by security agencies before his arrest, his lawyer said in court on Monday after a extradition hearing in Sydney. Daniel Duggan, 54, faces extradition to the US for breaking US law by training Chinese military pilots … Read more

North Korea’s Kim calls for preparation for nuclear attack on US and South Korea

SEOUL, March 20 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called on the country to stand ready to carry out nuclear attacks at any time to deter war, accusing the United States and South Korea of ‚Äč‚Äčexpanding joint military exercises involving US nuclear assets, state media KCNA said Monday. Kim’s remarks came as … Read more

Iran offers venues to Saudi Arabia for ministerial talks

DUBAI, March 19 (Reuters) – The Iranian government has offered Saudi Arabia three venues for a foreign minister-level meeting, the Iranian foreign minister said on Sunday, citing the latest messages with Riyadh since the countries agreed to restore relations. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian told a press conference in Tehran that his country had agreed … Read more