Turkey’s push into Iraq risks deeper conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Looming over the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts broke the skyline, part of an incursion that forced the residents to flee last year after days of shelling. The outposts are just some of the dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on … Read more

Western allies differ over jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says “no” when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow seeks ‘big revenge’ Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could recapture ground when Western weapons arrived – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid a debate among Kyiv’s … Read more

Ukraine calls for faster weapons supplies as Russia presses eastern offensive

Three killed in Russian strikes on Kherson – governor Russian forces again shell Vuhledar in the east Zelenskiy calls on allies to speed up arms deliveries Zelenskiy presses Macron to ban Russia from the Paris Games KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Russian missile strikes killed three people in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson … Read more

Ukraine says fierce fighting after tank pledges, seeks more arms

Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine – Ukrainian officials Ukraine says it needs more weapons, calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says the US president holds the key to ending the fighting KYIV, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Friday fought Russian troops trying to pierce its lines in the … Read more

Davos 2023: China reopens its doors with an investment pitch to the global elite

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Reuters) – China’s Vice-Premier Liu He welcomed foreign investment and declared his country open to the world on Tuesday after three years of pandemic isolation. Liu’s explicit pitch to global leaders gathered in Davos made it clear that China wants international investors to play a key role in Beijing’s attempts to … Read more

Sirens wail in Kyiv as the city was hit by a Russian drone attack

Drone attack forces Kyiv residents to shelter Follows the biggest aerial assault of the war a day earlier NATO chief calls for more weapons for Ukraine Britain sends metal detectors to clear landmines Both sides in the eastern frontline of Ukraine still dug in KYIV, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Residents of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv … Read more

Eastern Europe holds the key to keeping Ukraine’s power on

Eastern Europe has power grids compatible with Ukraine’s Russian attacks on infrastructure causing extensive damage Ukraine has sent a list of hardware it needs from overseas VILNIUS/WARSAW, Dec 21 (Reuters) – In Lithuania, a giant, disused electrical transformer built in 1980 in present-day Ukraine has been dusted off and prepared for shipment. It will travel … Read more

China’s Xi calls for oil trade in yuan at the Gulf summit in Riyadh

Xi says summit with Gulf, Arab League is ‘milestone’ US wary of growing Chinese influence in the Arab world Arabs defy US pressure to limit China ties, cut off Russia Summits showcase Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed as key leader RIYADH, Dec 9 (Reuters) – President Xi Jinping told Gulf Arab leaders on Friday that China … Read more

‘Burn everything’: Poland chokes on the smog of war

OLPINY, Poland, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Tkaczuk family moved from the Polish city of Krakow to the village of Olpiny in the Carpathian foothills in 2018 in search of cleaner country air. Four years on, as the fallout from the Ukraine war halted Russian gas supplies to Poland, the local authorities postponed a ban … Read more

Putin acknowledges Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a long one

Nuclear weapons threat rose but ‘we haven’t gone mad’ – Putin Russia fired over 1,000 times at Ukraine’s power grid – report LONDON/KYIV, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has acknowledged that his army could be fighting in Ukraine for a long time, but for now there will be no second call-up of … Read more