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

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

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

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

In a diplomatic coup, the Taiwanese president addresses the elected Czech president

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, the Taiwanese Tsai emphasize their shared values ​​in conversation China opposes other countries doing business with Taiwan Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual … Read more

Italy’s Eni signs an $8 billion Libyan gas deal as Prime Minister Meloni visits Tripoli

Italy’s Eni signs an  billion Libyan gas deal as Prime Minister Meloni visits Tripoli

ROME/TRIPOLI, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – Italian energy company Eni and Libya’s National Oil Corporation (NOC) signed an $8 billion gas production deal on Saturday to boost Europe’s energy supply despite insecurity and political chaos in the North African region. country. The deal, signed during a visit to Tripoli by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, aims … Read more

FTX founder Bankman-Fried objects to tougher bail, says prosecutors have him ‘sandbagged’

FTX founder Bankman-Fried objects to tougher bail, says prosecutors have him ‘sandbagged’

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – Lawyers for Sam Bankman-Fried on Saturday urged a US judge not to bar the indicted FTX cryptocurrency manager from communicating with former colleagues as part of his bail, saying that prosecutors have “sandbagged” the trial to show their client in the “worst possible light.” The lawyers were responding to … Read more