German navy chief resigns over Putin comments

German navy chief resigns over Putin comments

Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht visits the naval base in Warnemuende, Germany, December 17, 2021. Bernd Wuestneck/Pool via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) – The head of Germany’s navy resigned on Saturday after coming under fire for saying Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kiev … Read more

Biden and Kishida agree to strengthen security and economic cooperation amid growing concern

Biden and Kishida agree to strengthen security and economic cooperation amid growing concern

WASHINGTON/TOKYO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida agreed in a virtual meeting on Friday to boost cooperation on pressing economic and security issues, including the China, North Korean missiles and the Russian threat against Ukraine. The online meeting, their first substantive talks since Kishida became Japan’s prime … Read more

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will resist ‘dictatorship’

Britain warns Putin and Xi: West will resist ‘dictatorship’

SYDNEY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Britain warned Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday that its allies would unite to fight for democracy against dictatorships it said were more emboldened than at any time since the Cold War. Speaking in Australia, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said Britain and its allies … Read more

Russia will hold major naval exercises involving all its fleets

Russia will hold major naval exercises involving all its fleets

Marines of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet Forces train in the obstacle zone during military exercises at the Khmelevka firing range in Kaliningrad region, Russia, November 24, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday its navy would hold a massive series … Read more

Help finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship expected

Help finally reaches devastated Tonga, water supply ship expected

Tonga airport reopens after runway ash cleared Australian and New Zealand flights bring in first supplies Telephone contact with Tonga established after five days UN says 80% of Tonga’s population is severely affected A New Zealand ship is expected to arrive with water on Friday Jan 20 (Reuters) – The first emergency supply plane reached … Read more

Macron calls for new EU security deal in ‘frank’ dialogue with Russia

Macron calls for new EU security deal in ‘frank’ dialogue with Russia

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech in the European Parliament at the start of France’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, during a plenary session in Strasbourg, France, January 19, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Macron calls for EU-Russia security deal Call comes amid US-Russian … Read more

Blinken promises ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken promises ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken says Russia could attack Ukraine in the short term Kremlin says arms deliveries to Ukraine increase tension Blinken will meet Russian Lavrov in Geneva on Friday KYIV, Jan 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Russia could launch another attack on Ukraine at very short notice but that … Read more

‘In the name of God, go for it’: Britain’s Johnson faces demands to resign

‘In the name of God, go for it’: Britain’s Johnson faces demands to resign

Johnson faces a growing revolt from lawmakers Conservative MP: “In the name of God, go ahead” The threshold for the leadership challenge could be near Lockdown party revelations undermine Johnson Will he resign? Johnson tells Parliament: ‘No’ LONDON, Jan 19 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday rejected calls for the resignation of … Read more

Water crisis threatens tsunami-hit Tonga; New Zealand aid on the way

Water crisis threatens tsunami-hit Tonga;  New Zealand aid on the way

New Zealand Navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday The airport could reopen on Thursday Australian Prime Minister speaks with his Tongan counterpart UN plans remote relief operations Jan 19 (Reuters) – Two New Zealand navy ships will arrive in Tonga on Friday carrying critical water supplies for the Pacific island nation reeling from … Read more

‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet with Russian and Ukrainian officials, US says

‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet with Russian and Ukrainian officials, US says

WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets Russia’s foreign minister in Geneva this week after visits with Ukrainian leaders in Kiev and European leaders in Berlin. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will visit amid concerns expressed by Ukraine … Read more