Spain and Morocco aim to restore the difficult relationship at the Rabat summit

Spain and Morocco aim to restore the difficult relationship at the Rabat summit

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

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

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, the countries said on Thursday, amid mounting concerns … 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

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 are expected to take part in the British strikes The government says large wage increases will fuel inflation Schools are closed, most trains are not running More strikes involving health workers will follow next week LONDON, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants and machinists … Read more

Two years later, Myanmar coup takes ‘catastrophic toll’

Two years later, Myanmar coup takes ‘catastrophic toll’

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Two years after the military coup in Myanmar, a young factory worker turned resistance fighter mourns the loss of his leg in combat. A former diplomat has not seen his family for four years. A beauty queen adjusts to a new life in wintry Canada. And an exiled teacher dreams of … Read more