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

Putin says Ukraine is headed for “tragedy”, Kramatorsk city prepares its defense

Ukraine raises flag on reclaimed Black Sea island UK Prime Minister and Staunch Ukraine Supporter Johnson Resigns Kramatorsk residents in Donetsk ready for Russian attack KYIV/KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, July 7 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused the West of decades of aggression against Moscow and warned that if he wanted to try to … 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

After losing Luhansk, Ukrainian forces gather to defend Donetsk

The city of Lysychansk no longer exists-resident Putin claims biggest victory in nearly five months of war Battle for Donetsk next Ukraine expects a counterattack from the south Kyiv, Jul 5 (Reuters) – Russian forces set their next targets in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk province after President Vladimir Putin claimed victory in neighboring Luhansk province when … Read more

Ukrainians take new positions as Putin proclaims victory in Luhansk

Ukrainians move to the waiting line from Bakhmut to Sloviansk The Battle of Lugansk was one of the bloodiest in Europe in generations Putin congratulates troops on victory Kyiv, Jul 4 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were taking up new defensive lines in the east on Monday, bracing for a tough new phase in the war … Read more

Explosions kill 3 in Russian border town, Ukraine attacks southern base

Explosions destroy houses damage buildings in Belgorod: governor Russian lawmaker says aggressive act requires harsh response Ukrainian Forces Attack Russian Base in Melitopol: Exiled Mayor Separatists say Lysychansk is ‘under control’ but not liberated Ukrainians say great battles, but Lysychansk is not surrounded KYIV/KONSTYANTYNIVKA, Ukraine, July 3 (Reuters) – At least three people were killed … Read more

The rise of the Arab-Israeli axis prompts Iran to redouble the momentum of the nuclear talks

The possibility of reviving the nuclear agreement with Iran seems remote The failure of the talks could trigger a new regional war Tehran wants to keep the diplomatic ball rolling Israel and Gulf states share concerns over Tehran’s atomic work Differences persist over guarantees, sanctions DUBAI, July 1 (Reuters) – The specter of an emerging … Read more

Missiles kill 17 near Odessa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

Russia calls departure from Snake Island a ‘goodwill gesture’ Situation in Donbas more precarious for Ukraine Russian missiles hit apartments and resort near Odessa port Kyiv, July 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Odessa early Friday, killing at least 17 people and wounding … 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