Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 delivers climate fund breakthrough at cost of progress on emissions

COP27 climate summit ends after marathon weekend negotiations Final deal delivers on creating historic climate finance fund Negotiators say some blocked tighter emissions targets SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries closed this year’s UN climate summit on Sunday with a hard-fought deal to create a fund to help poor countries being battered by … Read more

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

COP27 nears breakthrough on climate finance in scramble for final deal

Countries studying details of new draft agreement Delegates herald possible breakthrough on loss and damage US proposes “phase out” of fossil fuels Some nations want firmer goals on long-term action SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt neared a breakthrough deal on Saturday for a fund to … Read more

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site – Polish officials

Ukraine may get access to missile blast site - Polish officials

PRZEWODOW, Poland/WARSAW, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine may get the access it has demanded to the site in the border area of ​​southeastern Poland where a missile killed two people on Tuesday, Polish officials said on Thursday. Warsaw and its Western allies say evidence from the scene points to the explosion being caused by a … Read more

They call it ‘The Hole’: Ukrainians describe horrors of Kherson occupation

They call it 'The Hole': Ukrainians describe horrors of Kherson occupation

Residents describe detention, torture and death in Kherson Nine-month occupation ended on Friday as Russians retired Among those detained were suspected resistance fighters Russia denies mistreating detainees UN officials say both sides have abused prisoners of war KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Residents in Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson call the two-storey police station … Read more

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine ‘in strongest terms’

G20 summit deplores war in Ukraine 'in strongest terms'

‘Most members’ of G20 condemn war in Ukraine – statement Threat of use of nuclear weapons ‘inadmissible’ Agreement to calibrate monetary tightening To pursue efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5C NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) nations deplored Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms” … Read more

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Wrangling over Ukraine war dominates summit of G20 major economies

Draft declaration: ‘Most’ G20 members condemn Ukraine war Ukraine’s Zelenskiy pushes his plan to end conflict Indonesia appeals for end to political polarization Inflation, debt, monetary policy also on the agenda US President Biden skips gala dinner on island of Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A Western-led push to condemn Russia’s invasion … Read more

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Now is the time to press Russia for peace, Zelenskiy says

Zelenskiy urges world leaders to push for peace now Ukraine PM says Russia’s Kherson defeat time to end war Zelenskiy welcomes US-China no nuclear threat comment Kherson residents recount abuse by Russian forces KHERSON, Ukraine, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday urged world leaders to back a plan to end the … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Russia's Lavrov dismisses report that he was taken to hospital at G20

Lavrov dismisses Associated Press report AP: Lavrov was treated for heart condition Bali governor: Lavrov had checks in hospital, in good health NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dismissed a news agency report that he had been taken to hospital with a heart condition, scolding Western journalists … Read more

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi clash over Taiwan, but military action seen as unlikely

Biden, Xi hold 3-hour Bali meeting ahead of G20 Both leaders stress need to get ties back on track Russia rejects reports of foreign minister’s hospitalization Indonesia seeking concrete progress on global economy at G20 Ukraine’s Zelenskiy due to address G20 on Tuesday NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said … Read more