Ukraine pledges sweeping personnel changes as allies jostle over tanks

Zelenskiy promises changes amid corruption scandal Poland says it is planning to send Leopard tanks to Ukraine Germany hints at tank export approval as allies apply pressure KYIV, Jan 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said personnel changes were being carried out at senior and lower levels, following the most high-profile graft allegations since … Read more

Exclusive: Russian hackers targeted US nuclear scientists

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – A Russian hacking team known as Cold River targeted three nuclear research laboratories in the United States this past summer, according to internet records reviewed by Reuters and five cyber security experts. Between August and September, as President Vladimir Putin indicated Russia would be willing to use nuclear weapons to … Read more

‘Feels like summer’: Warm winter breaks temperature records in Europe

Ski slopes deserted due to lack of snow Activists call for faster action on climate change Pollen warning issued as plants bloom early Governments get short-term gas-price respite LONDON/BRUSSELS, Jan 4 (Reuters) – Record-high winter temperatures swept across parts of Europe over the new year, bringing calls from activists for faster action against climate change … Read more

Eastern Europe holds the key to keeping Ukraine’s power on

Eastern Europe has power grids compatible with Ukraine’s Russian attacks on infrastructure causing extensive damage Ukraine has sent a list of hardware it needs from overseas VILNIUS/WARSAW, Dec 21 (Reuters) – In Lithuania, a giant, disused electrical transformer built in 1980 in present-day Ukraine has been dusted off and prepared for shipment. It will travel … Read more

‘Burn everything’: Poland chokes on the smog of war

OLPINY, Poland, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Tkaczuk family moved from the Polish city of Krakow to the village of Olpiny in the Carpathian foothills in 2018 in search of cleaner country air. Four years on, as the fallout from the Ukraine war halted Russian gas supplies to Poland, the local authorities postponed a ban … Read more

Exclusive: Russians, Ukrainians meet in UAE to discuss prisoner swap, ammonia, sources say

RIYADH, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Representatives from Russia and Ukraine met in the United Arab Emirates last week to discuss the possibility of a prisoner-of-war swap that would be linked to a resumption of Russian ammonia exports, which go to Asia and Africa, via the Ukrainian pipeline, three sources with knowledge of the meeting said. … Read more

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 the 1800s and through the Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms … Read more

How the Biden White House scrambled after Poland missile blast

WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has been adamant that the United States will back Ukraine in its nine-month fight to repel a Russian invasion. But he has insisted, “we will not fight the Third World War in Ukraine.” So when a missile struck a village in Poland near the Ukraine border on … Read more

COP27 negotiators still far apart on strong climate deal

G20 leaders expressed support for climate action Lula boosts COP27 with ‘Brazil is back’ message But countries struggle for climate deal in Egypt SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 16 (Reuters) – Countries were far from agreeing the contours of a climate deal at the COP27 summit in Egypt on Wednesday, with the host country urging negotiators … Read more

Key takeaways from the G20 summit in Bali

Nov 16 (Reuters) – Leaders of the world’s Group of 20 (G20) wealthiest nations concluded a two-day summit on the Indonesian island of Bali on Wednesday deploring Russia’s aggression in Ukraine “in the strongest terms”, among other highlights. Here are key takeaways from the meeting: CONDEMNING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION Meetings of G20 ministers earlier this year … Read more