Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian president speaks in Volgograd Eighty years have passed since the Soviet victory in Stalingrad Putin draws parallels with Russia’s campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin summoned the spirit of the Soviet … Read more

Pakistan says the attacker at a mosque wore a police uniform and broke through security on the motorcycle

Pakistan says the attacker at a mosque wore a police uniform and broke through security on the motorcycle

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – The suicide bomber who killed more than 100 people this week at a mosque on a police compound in the Pakistani city of Peshawar wore a police uniform and entered the high-security area on a motorcycle, a provincial official said. police chief said Thursday. Moazzam Jah Ansari, police chief … Read more

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway The 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was afraid of being executed by his own side Says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – officials Zelenskiy gives a gloomy assessment of the Russian offensive in the east Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could begin on February 24 – Minister of Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine “has toughened” as Russian troops … Read more

The Philippines grants the US more access to bases amid concerns about China

The Philippines grants the US more access to bases amid concerns about China

Philippines, US agree to add four locations under EDCA Agreement comes about amid tensions in the South China Sea, over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases MANILA, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, its defense chiefs said on Thursday, amid mounting … Read more

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency on anniversary of coup marked by ‘silent protest’

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency on anniversary of coup marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be held “The current situation is under unusual circumstances,” says acting president In some cities in Myanmar, streets are deserted for silent protests Protesters hold rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb.1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta has extended the country’s state of emergency for another six months, … Read more

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. But he does have a large warehouse full of used tanks for sale. In addition to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys emphasized that he is … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Turkey welcomes Finland’s application for NATO membership but does not support Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “Our position on Finland is positive, but not positive on Sweden,” Erdogan said of their NATO applications in a speech to his AK party deputies in parliament. Sweden and Finland … Read more

Ukraine raids the home of a billionaire while fighting wartime corruption

Ukraine raids the home of a billionaire while fighting wartime corruption

Security services conduct sweeping raids ahead of the EU summit Homes of billionaire former interior minister searched New US weapons would nearly double Ukraine’s range Ukrainian soldier says fighting Russian troops in Bakhmut KYIV, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Security forces searched the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent billionaires on Wednesday, opposing a figure … Read more

India increases spending in final pre-election budget

India increases spending in final pre-election budget

NEW DELHI, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – The Indian government on Wednesday announced a budget of $550 billion for the next fiscal year starting April 1, setting out a plan for record investment while limiting the budget deficit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which faces elections in key states this year and a national election in … Read more