North Korea has reported more deaths, saying it is taking “quick action” against the COVID outbreak

North Korea has reported more deaths, saying it is taking “quick action” against the COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said Sunday that a total of 42 people had died when the country began its fourth day of quarantine across the country to stop the first confirmed COVID-19 epidemic in a poor country. North Korea’s recognition on Thursday of fighting the “explosive” COVID-19 epidemic has raised concerns that … Read more

The highest Republican in the Senate met with Zelenski, Russia says that the involvement of the USA is dangerous

The highest Republican in the Senate met with Zelenski, Russia says that the involvement of the USA is dangerous

May 14 (Reuters) – Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the US Senate, paid an unannounced visit to Kiev on Saturday with other Republican senators and met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for talks. McConnell is putting pressure on Republican Senator Rand Paul to end his opposition to the $ 40 billion aid package to … Read more

A large convoy from Mariupol has arrived safely, refugees are talking about a “devastating” escape

A large convoy from Mariupol has arrived safely, refugees are talking about a “devastating” escape

ZAPOROZHYE, Ukraine, May 14 (Reuters) – A large convoy of cars and vans transporting refugees from the ruins of Mariupol arrived in the Ukrainian-controlled city of Zaporozhye on Saturday, after waiting days for Russian troops to allow them to leave. Mariupol, which is now largely under Russian control, was razed to the ground during the … Read more

Russia is creating new partnerships in the face of the West’s “total hybrid war,” Lavrov said

Russia is creating new partnerships in the face of the West’s “total hybrid war,” Lavrov said

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov talks to the media during a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, May 13, 2022. Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com To register Lavrov says sanctions show no … Read more

Putin tells Finland that replacing neutrality with NATO is a mistake

Putin tells Finland that replacing neutrality with NATO is a mistake

May 14 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinist√∂ on Saturday that leaving neutrality and joining NATO would be a mistake that could damage relations between their two countries, the Kremlin said. The two countries said their presidents spoke by phone two days after Finland said it intended to join … Read more

The UAE force, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, has been appointed the new president

The UAE force, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, has been appointed the new president

MbZ becomes president at a time of tension with the United States He led the perestroika in the Middle East, creating ties with Israel The UAE has also deepened ties with Russia and China Economic development is a priority in foreign policy DUBAI, May 14 (Reuters) – The de facto leader of the United Arab … Read more

Exclusive: Turkey ‘does not close the door’ to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, says Erdogan’s adviser

Exclusive: Turkey ‘does not close the door’ to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, says Erdogan’s adviser

Finland wants to join NATO Sweden is expected to follow suit in its bid to join the alliance Turkey wants its security concerns addressed ISTANBUL, May 14 (Reuters) – Turkey has not closed its doors to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, but wants to negotiate with Nordic countries and crack down on what it considers … Read more

The newly elected ruler of the UAE sees Iran and Islamists as a threat to a safe haven in the Gulf

The newly elected ruler of the UAE sees Iran and Islamists as a threat to a safe haven in the Gulf

De facto ruler elected president after his brother’s death MbZ has forged a new axis with Israel against Iran, the Islamists Perhaps the “smartest” ruler of the Gulf, Obama wrote DUBAI, May 14 (Reuters) – United Arab Emirates forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who was officially elected president on Saturday, spearheaded a reshuffle in … Read more

The G7 supports greater aid, weapons to Ukraine in a sign of unity against Russia

The G7 supports greater aid, weapons to Ukraine in a sign of unity against Russia

Ukraine and Moldova attend the annual meeting of G7 foreign ministers Borel from the EU announces an additional 500 million euros of military support Concerns that the war could spread to Moldova WEISENHAUS, Germany, May 13 (Reuters) – Foreign ministers from the G7-rich group backed additional aid and weapons to Ukraine at a meeting Friday … Read more

Australia says the presence of a Chinese spy ship off the west coast is “worrying”

Australia says the presence of a Chinese spy ship off the west coast is “worrying”

SYDNEY, May 13 (Reuters) – A Chinese intelligence ship has been tracked off the west coast of Australia within 50 nautical miles of a sensitive defense facility, Australia said on Friday, raising concerns amid China’s election campaign in the region. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that the ship of the Chinese navy was not in … Read more