Finland buys more arms from United States as it boosts defences

HELSINKI, Nov 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has approved a second major arms sale to Finland in a month, helping Russia’s northern neighbor as it bids to strengthen its defenses due to war in Ukraine, Finland and the United States said. After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the Finnish government decided to allocate … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. weighs sending 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine -sources

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces … Read more

How the U.S. midterms could ripple through the stock market

NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) – Investors are focused on Tuesday’s U.S. midterm elections, which will determine control of Congress and could spur moves in everything from energy companies to cannabis stocks. Republicans have gained momentum in polls and betting markets and analysts see a divided government – ​​with the GOP winning the House of … Read more

Russia warns West: We can target your commercial satellites

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – A senior Russian foreign ministry official has said commercial satellites belonging to the United States and its allies could become legitimate targets for Russia if they become involved in the war in Ukraine. Russia, which in 1957 launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, into space and in 1961 sent … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. considers HAWK air defense equipment for Ukraine, say U.S. officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The United States plans to send older HAWK air defense equipment stored in Ukraine to help defend it against Russian drone and cruise missile attacks, Reuters has been told. two American officials. The HAWK interceptor missiles would be an upgrade of the Stinger missile systems – a smaller, shorter-range air … Read more

America’s new nuclear power industry has a Russian problem

WASHINGTON/LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – U.S. companies developing a new generation of small nuclear power plants to help cut carbon emissions have a big problem: Only one company sells the fuel they need, and that’s Russian . That’s why the US government is urgently seeking to use some of its stockpile of weapons-grade uranium to … Read more

U.S. says seven board directors resigned under antitrust pressure

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Seven directors from the boards of five companies have resigned amid concerns from the U.S. Justice Department about directors serving in similar positions on the boards of rival companies, the report said on Wednesday. department. Three directors have resigned from the board of IT management software company SolarWinds Corp (SWI.N), … Read more

U.S. to send munitions, Humvees to Ukraine in $725 mln aid package -officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include munitions and vehicles, but not major new capabilities or anti-aircraft defenses, officials said on Friday. two US officials told Reuters about the $725 million program. The package, which could arrive as early as Friday, is the first … Read more

U.S. warns of sanctions against those providing ammunition to Russia

WASHINGTON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The United States warned on Friday it could impose sanctions on people, countries and companies that supply Russia with ammunition or support its military-industrial complex, as Washington seeks to increase pressure on Moscow over the war in Ukraine. . Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo, at a meeting of officials from … Read more

U.S. to give Ukraine more rocket launchers, Biden tells Zelenskiy

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Tuesday that Washington would provide Kyiv with $625 million in new security aid, including high-mobility artillery rocket launchers (HIMARS), the White House announced. Biden was joined in the call by Vice President Kamala Harris, the White House said in a … Read more