Exclusive: The US and Russia have used their military hotline once so far during the war in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A communication line between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has so far been used only once, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the United States has issued a call through the … Read more

Russia is trying to exhaust Ukraine’s air defenses, a Pentagon official says

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s increase in missile strikes against Ukraine is in part designed to deplete Kiev’s air defense supplies and eventually achieve dominance of the airspace over the country, a senior Pentagon official said on Saturday . Russia has been bombarding cities across Ukraine with rocket attacks for the past week, in … Read more

France, Germany, Spain agree to continue development of FCAS combat aircraft – Berlin

BERLIN/PARIS, Nov 18 (Reuters) – France, Germany and Spain have agreed to start the next phase of development of a new fighter jet called FCAS, Europe’s largest defense project with an estimated cost of more than 100 billion euros ($103.4 billion). ), the German government said on Friday. The defense ministry said in a statement … Read more

Russia says British navy blew up Nord Stream, London denies involvement

Russia says British naval personnel blew up pipelines Russia says British naval personnel helped attack Crimea Russia provides no evidence for claim Britain denies Russian claims Russia says it will draw UN attention LONDON, Oct. 29 (Reuters) – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that British naval personnel blew up the Nord Stream gas … Read more

Russia says US lowers ‘nuclear threshold’ with newer bombs in Europe

Russia warns US of new B61s Russia Says NATO Strengthens Nuclear Plans Russia: Newer bombs are of strategic importance LONDON, Oct. 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday that the accelerated deployment of modernized US B61 tactical nuclear weapons at NATO bases in Europe would lower the “nuclear threshold” and that Russia would consider the … Read more

Russia says outgoing Prime Minister Truss was a ‘catastrophically illiterate’ disgrace

Oct 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry on Thursday welcomed the departure of British Prime Minister Liz Truss, saying she was an embarrassment to a leader who would be remembered for her “catastrophic illiteracy”. “Britain has never seen such disgrace from a prime minister,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a social media post. … Read more

Biden vows consequences for Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ decision

OPEC+ announced major cut in oil production target Saudi Arabia is the de facto leader of OPEC US had lobbied against such a move WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden promised Tuesday that “there will be consequences” for US relations with Saudi Arabia after OPEC+ last week announced it would lower its oil … Read more

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles in seventh of recent launches

TOKYO, Oct. 9 (Reuters) – North Korea fired two ballistic missiles early Sunday, authorities in neighboring countries said, the seventh such launch by Pyongyang in recent days that sparked widespread alarm in Washington and its allies in Tokyo and Seoul. Officials in the South Korean capital have said the uptick in the North’s missile launches … Read more

US and Canadian warships sail through Taiwan Strait for second time in a year

The USS Higgins is located in the northern Israeli city of Haifa on September 6, 2009. The destroyer is one of 18 US ships deployed worldwide with Aegis interceptor systems capable of blowing up ballistic missiles above the atmosphere. REUTERS/Baz Ratner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Second joint passage by … Read more

Pope says supplying arms to Ukraine is morally acceptable for self-defense

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ONBOARD THE POPAL PLANE, Sept. 15 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Thursday it was morally legitimate for countries to supply Ukraine with weapons to help the country defend itself against Russian aggression. Speaking to reporters aboard a plane returning from a three-day trip to Kazakhstan, … Read more