Canada launches new Indo-Pacific strategy, focus on ‘disruptive’ China

OTTAWA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Canada launched its long-awaited Indo-Pacific strategy on Sunday, pledging more resources to tackle “disruptive” China as it works with the world’s second-largest economy on climate change and trade issues. The 26-page document outlined spending of C$2.6 billion ($1.9 billion), including to bolster Canada’s military presence and cybersecurity in the region … Read more

Kim Jong-un says North Korea is aiming for the strongest nuclear power in the world

SEOUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said his country plans to have the world’s most powerful nuclear force as he promoted dozens of military officers involved in the recent launch of a new ballistic missile, state media reported on Sunday. The announcement comes after Kim inspected a test of the Hwasong-17, … Read more

Germany is in talks with allies over Polish insistence on sending Patriots to Ukraine

NATO says the decision on whether to deploy Patriots depends on a specific country Poland asked to send German launchers to Western Ukraine BERLIN/WARSAW, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Germany said on Friday it was discussing with allies Poland’s request to send German Patriot air defense units to Ukraine after the NATO chief suggested the military … Read more

The arms industry is booming as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies are ramping up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spending rises Can manufacture and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weapons for Poles, Czechs and major suppliers of military aid to Kiev The history of the industry stretches from 1800 to the Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern … Read more

Ukrainians brace for a harsh winter as Russian attacks cripple power capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after bombing Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Residents of Kherson receive offers to evacuate to safer regions Ukraine’s security services raid the famous Kiev monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid brutal Russian strikes that have cut the … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as a team to inspect damage to Ukrainian nuclear power plant

IAEA chief warns: ‘You are playing with fire!’ after explosions Russia, Ukraine trade debt for shelling President Zelensky says the eastern region has been hit by heavy artillery ‘Fierce battles’ in the Donetsk region, says Zelensky LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog has warned that whoever fired artillery … Read more

Ukraine says Russians are pounding frontline positions with artillery

LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukrainian positions with artillery fire and launched nearly 400 attacks in the eastern region alone on Sunday, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in a video address. Russia withdrew its troops from the southern city of Kherson this month and moved some of them to reinforce positions in … Read more

Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant Shot, UN Warns: ‘You’re Playing With Fire!’

According to the IAEA, the factory in Ukraine has been rocked by 12 explosions Plant is controlled by Russian troops Moscow and Kiev accuse each other of shelling “You’re playing with fire!” – IAEA Chief LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on … Read more

North Korea’s Kim oversees ICBM test and vows more nuclear weapons

SEOUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to fight US nuclear threats with nuclear weapons as he inspected a test of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state media KCNA said on Saturday. The isolated country tested the Hwasong-17 ICBM on Friday a day after it warned of “steeped military … Read more

North Korea fires missile, vows ‘fierce’ response to US allies

SEOUL, Nov 17 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Thursday as it warned of “fierce military responses” to US efforts to increase its security presence in the region with its allies. Washington is taking a “gamble it will regret”. “. North Korea has conducted a record number of such tests this year … Read more