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

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

Hundreds of elite Israeli reservists say they are joining court protests

JERUSALEM, March 19 (Reuters) – A group of Israelis describing themselves as reservists in elite army and intelligence units said they would not report for certain duties from Sunday, stepping up protests against the judicial overhaul planned by the far-right government. Members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, which holds a majority in the Knesset, … Read more

Slovakia sends MIG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine – PM

March 17 (Reuters) – Slovakia on Friday became Ukraine’s second ally to supply MIG-29 fighter jets, which Kiev sees as crucial to repelling Russia’s year-long invasion. Slovakia joined Poland, which announced the delivery of the planes on Thursday. Both NATO members are neighbors of Ukraine. Its fleet of 11 MiG-29 aircraft was retired last summer … Read more

China challenges Japan’s territorial claims to disputed waters in the East China Sea

BEIJING, March 16 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry on Thursday denied Japan’s territorial claims to disputed waters in the East China Sea, calling the move a “serious violation” of Chinese sovereignty. “The Chinese coast guard vessels have been enforcing the law on the spot in accordance with the law, it is a legitimate measure to … Read more

South Korea and Japan drop trade dispute as leaders seek common ground

TOKYO, March 16 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea agreed on Thursday to drop a nearly four-year-old trade dispute over high-tech materials in a clear sign that they aim to rebuild a relationship strained by the history and to work together against heightened security threats. The announcement came during Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to Japan … Read more

North Korea launches apparent ICBM ahead of South Korea-Japan summit

SEOUL, March 16 (Reuters) – North Korea launched a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) into the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan on Thursday, hours before the South Korean president was due to travel to Tokyo for a summit supposed to discuss ways to counter the North with nuclear weapons. North Korea has carried … Read more

Blinken meets with Ethiopian leader to mend war-damaged ties

Blinken meets Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Announces $331 million in new humanitarian aid U.S. relations with Addis were strained by the Tigray War Competing with China, the United States seeks to strengthen its ties with Africa ADDIS ABABA, March 15 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed … Read more

As Russia looms, US seeks to influence West Africa’s fight against Islamists

DABOYA, Ghana, March 15 (Reuters) – U.S. commanders who lead annual counter-terrorism drills in West Africa have urged coastal nations to depend on each other to contain a spreading Islamist insurgency, rather than non-Western powers, after Mali hired Russian forces last year. mercenaries. Relations between Russia and the United States have become more hostile since … Read more

Learning from Ukraine, Taiwan shows its drones key to ‘asymmetrical warfare’

TAICHUNG, Taiwan, March 14 (Reuters) – Taiwan on Tuesday showcased new models of its domestically produced military drones, saying they are key to its “asymmetric warfare” capability to make its forces more agile if they are to against a much larger Chinese army. . China, which has never renounced the use of force to bring … Read more