North Korea calls U.S. promise to supply Ukraine tanks an ‘unethical crime’

North Korea calls U.S. promise to supply Ukraine tanks an ‘unethical crime’

SEOUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) – North Korea on Sunday for the second day criticized the U.S. decision to send tanks to Ukraine, calling it an “unethical crime” aimed at perpetuating a volatile international situation. Washington’s allegations that North Korea has supplied arms to Russia are a “baseless rumour” to justify its own military aid to … Read more

Turkey alerts citizens to risk of attack in US and Europe following Western warnings

ANKARA, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Turkey warned its citizens on Saturday against “possible Islamophobic, xenophobic and racist attacks” in the United States and Europe after its Western allies warned their citizens in Turkey against possible terrorist attacks. In two separate travel advisories, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry advised its citizens of the United States and European countries … Read more

Ukraine in talks with allies to get long-range missiles, says Zelenskiy aide

Jan 28 (Reuters) – Expedited talks are underway between Kyiv and its allies over Ukraine’s requests for long-range missiles it says are needed to prevent Russia from destroying Ukrainian cities, Kyiv said on Saturday a senior official of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Ukraine has won promises of Western main battle tanks and is seeking fighter jets … Read more

Retired pro-Western general Pavel wins Czech presidential election

Pavel wins searing vote against ex-PM Babis Pavel gives clear support to Ukraine and the West Promises to end divisions brought by Babis, outgoing Zeman Record voter turnout in the presidential election PRAGUE, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former army chief and senior NATO official Petr Pavel won the Czech Republic’s presidential election on Saturday on … Read more

Exclusive: Senior US Treasury official to warn UAE and Turkey over sanctions breaches

WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – The top U.S. Treasury Department sanctions official on a trip to Turkey and the Middle East next week will warn countries and companies they could lose access to the U.S. market if they do business with entities subject to US restrictions as Washington cracks down on Russian attempts to evade … Read more

Ukraine to summon Hungarian envoy over Orban’s ‘unacceptable’ remarks

Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s foreign ministry will summon Hungary’s ambassador to complain about “completely unacceptable” comments Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban made about Ukraine, Kyiv announced on Friday. The announcement marks a new low in ties between the two neighbours. Hungary has repeatedly criticized European Union sanctions against Russia, saying they have failed to … Read more

Ukraine war: fighting intensifies in east and north after tank promises

Ukraine says it needs more weapons and calls for sanctions Western allies agreed this week to provide tanks Russia says US president holds key to end fighting NEAR VUHLEDAR, Ukraine, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Ukraine battled Russian troops trying to break through its lines to the east and northeast on Friday, and artillery shelling intensified … Read more

Japan tightens sanctions against Russia after deadly missile strikes in Ukraine

TOKYO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Japan on Friday tightened sanctions against Russia following its latest wave of missile attacks in Ukraine, adding goods to an export ban list and freezing the assets of Russian officials and entities. The decision comes after Russia launched missile attacks in Ukraine, killing at least 11 people on Thursday, following … Read more

Bill Ackman says Hindenburg’s Adani report is ‘very credible’

Jan 27 (Reuters) – U.S. billionaire investor Bill Ackman said on Thursday he found short seller Hindenburg Research’s report on India’s Adani Group “very credible and extremely well researched”. Shares of seven listed Adani Group companies lost $10.73 billion in market capitalization in India on Wednesday after the US short seller released the report, which … Read more

US claims to have ‘hacked hackers’ to bring down ransomware gang, helping 300 victims

WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – The FBI revealed on Thursday that it secretly hacked into and disrupted a prolific ransomware gang called Hive, a maneuver that helped the bureau stop the group from raising more than $130 million in Ransomware demands from over 300 victims. . At a press conference, US Attorney General Merrick Garland, … Read more