Western allies disagree over planes for Ukraine, while Russia claims gains

Biden said “no” when asked about the F-16s for Ukraine Zelensky: Moscow is seeking a big revenge The Russian official claimed a foothold at Vuhledar Kyiv could regain control of the land upon the arrival of Western weapons – a group Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet … Read more

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support to Ukraine

NATO chief seeks closer relations with Asian allies Urges South Korea to provide more military aid to Ukraine He says China is also a challenge to “our values” SEOUL (Reuters) – NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg urged South Korea on Monday to increase military support to Ukraine, citing other countries that changed their policy of not … Read more

Poland is seeking an alliance to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine

Poland says it plans to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany hints at approval as the Allies apply pressure President Zelensky grapples with a corruption scandal Russia says the tank debate shows NATO’s division WARSAW/Kyiv, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Poland said on Monday it will ask Germany for permission to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine … Read more

There was no sign of casualties at the site of strikes Russia says have killed hundreds of Ukrainian servicemen

There is no evidence of injuries at the strike site – witness Russia says it carried out a revenge attack on Ukraine It claims to have killed more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers There is no immediate response from Ukraine KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – A Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk caused damage … Read more

The coronavirus outbreak in China raises global concerns as citizens mobilize in Beijing

The virus is spreading rapidly in China after the policy change The World Health Organization will hold a briefing after talks with Chinese scientists More countries are seeking pre-boarding tests from Chinese arrivals EU officials meet to coordinate Chinese travel policy BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese state media mobilized the public on Wednesday for “final victory” … Read more

Chinese media downplays the severity of COVID as the World Health Organization seeks details about the variants

State media says severe illness from the coronavirus is rare Chinese scientists brief the World Health Organization Chinese factory activity contracted in December BEIJING/HONG KONG/GENEVA, Jan. 3 (Reuters) – China’s state media downplayed the severity of a surge in COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, while its scientists briefed the World Health Organization, which is seeking detailed … Read more