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

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

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

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

Ukraine still able to supply troops in Bakhmut, army says

KYIV, March 18 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces outside the eastern town of Bakhmut manage to keep Russian units at bay so that ammunition, food, equipment and medicine can be delivered to the defenders, the army announced on Saturday. And in the latest allegation of inflicting heavy casualties, kyiv said its troops killed 193 Russians and … 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

New Zealand to ban TikTok on devices linked to parliament, cites security concerns

WELLINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – New Zealand said on Friday it would ban TikTok on devices with access to the country’s parliamentary network due to cybersecurity concerns, becoming the latest country to limit the use of the video sharing app on government related devices. . Concerns have grown globally over the Chinese government’s ability to … Read more