Spain and Morocco want to reset their difficult relations at the summit in Rabat

Spain and Morocco want to reset their difficult relations at the summit in Rabat

Spain and Morocco hold their first summit in eight years Relations long strained by the issue of illegal immigration Expected to sign up to 20 trade and investment agreements RABAT, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Spain and Morocco have agreed to put aside their differences, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, as they seek … Read more

Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian President speaks in Volgograd 80 years have passed since the Soviet victory at Stalingrad Putin draws a parallel with the Russian campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin evoked the spirit of the … Read more

Russian missile destroys apartment building, killing 3, as EU leaders visit Kyiv

Russian missile destroys apartment building, killing 3, as EU leaders visit Kyiv

Zelenskiy paints a grim picture of the Russian offensive in the East Russian strike destroys apartment building; 4 dead – official Lavrov says Russia will respond to long-range rocket deliveries European Commission chief in Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s EU candidacy Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures KYIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A Russian missile destroyed an … Read more

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines and USA agree to add four locations under EDCA Deal comes amid South China Sea tensions 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 growing concerns over … Read more

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

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

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be held ‘The current situation is unfolding under unusual circumstances,’ says acting president Deserted streets in some Myanmar towns for silent protest 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 tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys doesn’t like being called an arms dealer. But he has a big warehouse full of used tanks for sale. Standing next to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the cold warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys pointed out that he was the CEO … Read more

Ukraine raids billionaire’s home in wartime anti-corruption drive

Ukraine raids billionaire’s home in wartime anti-corruption drive

Security services carry out extensive raids ahead of EU summit The homes of the billionaire and the former Minister of the Interior raided New US weapons would nearly double Ukraine’s range Ukrainian soldier says fighting Russian forces in Bakhmut KYIV, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Security services raided the home of one of Ukraine’s most prominent … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey favors Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey favors Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

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

UK teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

UK teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says steep pay rises will fuel inflation Schools are closed, most trains are not running More strikes involving health workers planned for next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants and train drivers walked out on Wednesday … Read more

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan Fran├žois meets the victims of the war in the Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee disease KINSHASA, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” driving conflict in Africa as he began a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more