U.S. says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the US State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they … Read more

After delay, U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approves $40 billion in Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The US Senate overwhelmingly approved nearly $40 billion in new aid for Ukraine on Thursday sending the bill to the White House for President Joe Biden to sign into law as Washington races to keep military assistance flowing nearly three months after Russia‚Äôs invasion. The Senate voted 86-11 in favor … Read more

‘I mean Ukraine’: Former U.S. president George Bush calls Iraq invasion ‘unjustified’

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – Former US President George W. Bush mistakenly described the invasion of Iraq as “brutal” and “unjustified” before correcting himself to say he meant to refer to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Bush made the comments in a speech during an event in Dallas on Wednesday, while he was criticizing Russia’s political … Read more

Yellen: Not legal for U.S. government to seize Russian central bank assets

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen looks on during a US House Committee on Financial Services hearing on the Annual Report of the Financial Stability Oversight Council, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, US May 12, 2022. Graeme Jennings/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BONN, Germany, May 18 (Reuters) – … Read more

U.S. launches program to capture, analyze evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The US State Department on Tuesday announced the launch of a new program to capture and analyze evidence of war crimes and other atrocities allegedly perpetrated by Russia in Ukraine, as Washington seeks to ensure Moscow is held accountable for its shares. The State Department in a statement said the … Read more

U.S. considering move to block Russian debt payments – Treasury

The United States Department of the Treasury is seen in Washington, DC, US, August 30, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The United States is considering blocking Russia’s ability to pay its US bondholders by allowing a key waiver to expire next week, a … Read more

After delay, U.S. Senate edges toward passing $40 billion Ukraine war aid

Military aid, delivered as part of the United States’ security assistance to Ukraine, is unloaded from a plane at the Boryspil International Airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine February 13, 2022. REUTERS/Serhiy Takhmazov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The US Senate voted on Monday to advance $40 … Read more

Kremlin scolds United States over attempts to recruit Russian embassy staff

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a joint news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow, Russia February 18, 2022. Sputnik/Sergey Guneev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Monday that reported attempts by the US FBI … Read more

Russia combat power declines in Ukraine as war takes toll, U.S. official says

A Ukrainian soldier directs a Russian tank that Ukrainians captured after fighting with Russian troops, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, outside Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) – Russia’s combat power in Ukraine has declined below 90 … Read more

White House warns U.S. companies about ‘preparatory’ Russian hacking -senior official

A general view of the White House in Washington, US, October 2, 2021. REUTERS/Al Drago/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 21 (Reuters) – Senior White House cybersecurity official Anne Neuberger said on Monday that important US companies that provide critical infrastructure should improve their cyber defensive posture because of … Read more