Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

Turkey’s advance in Iraq brings with it a deeper conflict

SARARO, Iraq, Jan. 31. (Reuters) – Three Turkish military outposts, towering over the abandoned village of Sararo in northern Iraq, pierce the skyline, part of a raid that forced residents to flee after days of shelling last year. The outposts are just a few of dozens of new military bases Turkey has established on Iraqi … Read more

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

Scholz’s bid to rally Ukraine’s support in South America fails

SANTIAGO/BRASILIA, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s bid this week to rally support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion on his first South American tour fell through, with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reiterated his view of both sides shared guilt. Scholz has attempted to project unity in … Read more

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies disagree on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky says Moscow is seeking “big revenge.” Russian administrator claims foothold in Vuhledar Kiev could recapture ground if western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister will meet President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday amid a debate among Kyiv’s allies … Read more

Pope Francis visits two fragile African countries

Pope Francis visits two fragile African countries

VATICAN CITY, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Pope Francis on Tuesday embarks on a journey to two fragile African nations often forgotten by the world, where protracted conflicts have left millions of refugees and displaced people struggling with hunger. The visit from January 31 to February 5 to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and … Read more

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

Exclusive: Pro-Kremlin activists in Germany donated money for Russian army equipment

30 Jan. (Reuters) – A group of pro-Russian activists in Germany donated money to a Russian army division fighting in Ukraine, and the money was used to buy walkie-talkies, headphones and telephones, according to a division officer and reports from the organizers of the group seen by Reuters. The couple at the center of the … Read more

NATO chief urges South Korea to increase military support to Ukraine

NATO chief urges South Korea to increase military support to Ukraine

NATO head tries to forge closer ties with Asian allies urges South Korea to increase military aid to Ukraine Says China is also a challenge to ‘our values’ SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday urged South Korea to increase military aid to Ukraine, citing other countries changing their policies … Read more

Ukraine calls for faster arms deliveries as Russia pushes its eastern offensive

Ukraine calls for faster arms deliveries as Russia pushes its eastern offensive

Three killed in Russian attacks on governor of Kherson Russian troops bombard Vuhledar in the east again Zelenskiy calls on allies to speed up arms deliveries Zelensky is pressuring Macron to bar Russia from the Paris Games KYIV, Ukraine, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Russian missile strikes killed three people in the southern Ukrainian city of … Read more

Oil runs for OPEC+, US Federal Reserve meetings

Oil runs for OPEC+, US Federal Reserve meetings

SINGAPORE, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Monday, relinquishing previous gains as global producers are likely to leave production unchanged at a meeting this week and investors are cautious ahead of a meeting of the US Federal Reserve That Can Fuel Market Volatility. Brent crude oil futures fell 20 cents, or 0.2%, to … Read more

Kremlin: Putin is open to ‘contacts’ with the German Scholz, reports RIA

Kremlin: Putin is open to ‘contacts’ with the German Scholz, reports RIA

Jan 29 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is open to contacts with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, but has not scheduled a phone call with him, a Kremlin spokesman told state news agency RIA Novosti on Sunday. Germany, formerly the West’s main weapon in supplying Ukraine with modern main battle tanks to help it repel … Read more

Israel vows to respond quickly to synagogue shooting

Israel vows to respond quickly to synagogue shooting

Shootings after incursion into Israeli West Bank, attacks in Gaza Israel Reinforces Armed Forces in the West Bank Abbas blames Israel for escalation JERUSALEM, Jan. 28 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday promised a “vigorous, swift and precise” response to a deadly Palestinian shooting near a synagogue on the outskirts of Jerusalem … Read more