Abe’s killer wielded homemade gun, grudge over his mother’s financial ruin, police say

NARA, Japan, July 9 (Reuters) – The man arrested for the murder of Shinzo Abe believed the former Japanese leader was linked to a religious group he blamed for his mother’s financial ruin and spent months planning the attack with a homemade weapon. police told local media. on Saturday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, was … Read more

Russia Threatens Widespread Ukraine Offensive as US Presses China for War Posture

US Blinken expresses concern over China’s alignment with Moscow Governors of Lugansk and Donetsk report clashes and strikes Kharkiv hit by a missile, three injured – governor Ukraine’s foreign minister echoes Western arms orders Kyiv, July 9 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders struggled to contain Russian forces on several fronts on Saturday, officials said, as the … Read more

US, Chinese foreign ministers hold in-person talks for first time since October

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 9 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on Saturday for the first in-person talks since October after to attend a G20 summit where the top US diplomat led efforts to pressure Russia. for his war in the Ukraine. US officials say Blinken’s … Read more

European stocks struggle ahead of US jobs data.

LONDON, July 8 (Reuters) – European stocks opened slightly lower on Friday and struggled for gains after the shooting of Japan’s former prime minister sent Asian stocks sliding as investors awaited key jobs data. in the United States later in the session. Investor sentiment had been positive earlier in the session, which analysts said was … Read more

Indonesia urges G20 to help end war in Ukraine as Russia’s Lavrov watches

Russian Foreign Minister attends G20 meeting in Bali Ukrainian Foreign Minister to speak virtually at meeting Indonesia warns food prices will hit low-income nations hardest UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss cuts short trip to Bali NUSA DUA, Indonesia, July 8 (Reuters) – Indonesia urged the G20 on Friday to help end the war in Ukraine, … Read more

MI5 and FBI chiefs issue joint warning about growing threat from China

Jul 6 (Reuters) – The heads of MI5 and the FBI have warned of the growing long-term threat China poses to UK and US interests, in their first joint appearance on Wednesday. MI5 Director General Ken McCallum said the service had already “more than doubled our previously limited effort against worrying activity from China”, adding … Read more

Russia attends G20 meeting to be dominated by Ukraine conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference ahead of the Caspian Summit in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 28, 2022. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Jul 7 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was on the Indonesian island of Bali … Read more

Russia Takes Control of Sakhalin Gas Project, Raises Bets with the West

Putin signed decree to secure all rights on Thursday Five-page decree follows tightening of Western sanctions The move increases the risks for Western companies still in Russia Shell was already in talks to sell its stake in Sakhalin TOKYO/LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with … Read more

China’s Xi: No reason to change Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ formula

HONG KONG, July 1 (Reuters) – There is no reason to change Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” governing formula, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on a rare visit to the world financial center after being sworn in. to the new city leader, John Lee, on Friday. Britain returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule on … Read more

Sweden and Finland on track to join NATO as Russia and China focus on allies

Turkey wins security promises from Finland and Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You are not going to win’, Sánchez tells Putin in a speech NATO summit will agree on more reinforcements for Baltic countries NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and … Read more