Putin’s former speechwriter says a military coup is becoming a possibility in Russia

Putin’s former speechwriter says a military coup is becoming a possibility in Russia

US President Joe Biden addresses the media after arriving at the White House in Washington, US, on Jan. 30. (Evelyn Hockstein/Reuters) US President Joe Biden said Monday he would not send US fighter jets to Ukraine, even as the United States ramps up military aid in the form of artillery and tanks. “No,” Biden said … Read more

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

France hit by new wave of strikes against Macron’s pension reform

The reform would raise the retirement age to 64 Schools, transportation networks, refinery supplies are affected Macron: Reform vital to ensure the viability of the pension system SAINT-NAZAIRE, France, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Striking workers disrupted deliveries to French refineries, public transport and schools on Tuesday during a second day of nationwide protests over President … Read more

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

IMF: Global economic outlook slightly ‘less gloomy’ than expected

London CNN — The global economy will weaken this year as rising interest rates and the Russian war in Ukraine continue to weigh on activity. But economists are more optimistic than they were a few months ago. The International Monetary Fund said Monday it now expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to … Read more

‘Surprisingly resilient’: IMF raises forecasts for global growth | International Monetary Fund

‘Surprisingly resilient’: IMF raises forecasts for global growth |  International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slightly raised its global growth outlook for 2023 due to “surprisingly resilient” demand in the United States and Europe and the reopening of China’s economy after Beijing abandoned its strict zero-COVID strategy. The IMF said global growth would still fall to 2.9 percent in 2023 from 3.4 percent in … Read more

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Ukraine: Drone operators hidden in the forest are crucial to the battle in the east

Near Kreminna, Ukraine CNN — The pine forests near the city of Kreminna have become one of the hottest combat zones in the war in eastern Ukraine. Almost every weapon seems to be at work here, artillery, howitzers, tanks and mortars. But perhaps the most important is the smallest: the reconnaissance drone. Ukrainian and Russian … Read more

Ukraine warns it cannot defend itself against Iranian ballistic missiles

Ukraine warns it cannot defend itself against Iranian ballistic missiles

Ukrainian Air Force Command spokesman Yurii Ihnat briefs press in Kiev in 2022. (Evgen Kotenko/Ukrinform/NurPhoto/Shutterstock) Should Russia acquire Iranian ballistic missiles for use in its war in Ukraine, the Ukrainian Air Force has warned it lacks the resources to defend against them. “Russia is still willing to receive UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and Fateh and … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun | War news Russia-Ukraine

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy says Russia’s ‘great revenge’ has begun |  War news Russia-Ukraine

Russia has begun its “great revenge” for Ukraine’s resistance to its invasion, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, as Russian troops claimed a series of mounting gains in the east of his country. Zelensky has been warning for weeks that Moscow wants to step up its attack on Ukraine after about two months of virtual stalemate … Read more

Kremlin says Boris Johnson’s claim about Putin’s threat of missile strike “is a lie”

Kremlin says Boris Johnson’s claim about Putin’s threat of missile strike “is a lie”

Emergency services examine a damaged residential building after a Russian shelling in Kherson, southern Ukraine, on Jan. 29. (Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images) Fighting is raging in southern and eastern Ukraine as authorities report more casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure on Monday. Donetsk region The Donetsk region is still the site of some of the heaviest … Read more