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

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

The German economy contracted unexpectedly in the fourth quarter, rekindling the specter of a recession

The German economy contracted unexpectedly in the fourth quarter, rekindling the specter of a recession

Q4 GDP at -0.2% Q/Q vs forecast of 0.0% Decrease mainly due to declining private consumption Economists expect a mild recession BERLIN, Jan. 30 (Reuters) – The German economy contracted unexpectedly in the fourth quarter, figures released on Monday showed. Gross domestic product fell 0.2% quarter on quarter in adjusted terms, according to the Federal … 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

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for its final departure

Boeing’s 747, the original jumbo jet, prepares for its final departure

Last 747 freighter delivered to Atlas Air Ends more than five decades of commercial output Nearly bankrupted Boeing before it became a cash cow Easy to fly, says rock star pilot Bruce Dickinson SEATTLE/PARIS, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – Boeing’s (BA.N) 747, the original and arguably most aesthetically pleasing “Jumbo Jet”, revolutionized air travel but saw … 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

North Korea calls US tank pledge to Ukraine an ‘unethical crime’

North Korea calls US tank pledge to Ukraine an ‘unethical crime’

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Reuters) – North Korea on Sunday issued a second day of criticism over a US decision to send tanks to Ukraine. Washington’s claims that North Korea supplied arms to Russia are a “baseless rumor” to justify its own military aid to Ukraine, Kwon Chung-keun, director of US affairs at the North Korean … Read more