N.Korea backs Russia’s proclaimed annexations, criticises U.S. ‘double standards’

SEOUL, Oct 4 (Reuters) – North Korea supports Russia’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, its foreign ministry said on Tuesday, accusing the United States of applying “a double standard of gangster type” by interfering in the affairs of other countries. State media KCNA reported on a US-led UN Security Council resolution condemning the proclaimed … Read more

U.S. to send mobile rocket launchers to Ukraine in $625 mln aid package -officials

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The Biden administration’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include four High Mobility Artillery Rocket Launchers (HIMARS), munitions, mines and vehicles mine-resistant, said two sources briefed on the $625 million package. Reuters on Monday. The package, expected to be announced as soon as Tuesday, is the first … Read more

U.S. defense secretary sees no imminent invasion of Taiwan by China

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Sunday he saw no imminent Chinese invasion of Taiwan, but said China was trying to establish a “new normal” with its military activities around the island. A visit to Taiwan in early August by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered China, … Read more

U.S. cheers Ukraine’s “significant” battlefield success at Lyman

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday applauded Ukraine’s capture of the key Lyman stronghold from Russia in eastern Ukraine, saying he would was an encouraging success on the battlefield that would create new dilemmas for the Russian army. “Absolutely, it’s important. We’re very encouraged by what we’re seeing right … Read more

Iran, U.S. prisoner swap mediated by regional state, Nournews reports

DUBAI, Oct 2 (Reuters) – A regional country has mediated between Iran and the United States for the “simultaneous release of prisoners”, Nournews said on Saturday, shortly after Tehran cleared a man Iranian-American businessman to get out of jail for just one time. one week leave. “In recent weeks, intensive talks, with the mediation of … Read more

U.S. issues new Russia sanctions for annexations in Ukraine; targets firms, lawmakers

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of parts of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and businesses, including those in the military complex. -Russian industrialist and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the largest annexation in Europe since … Read more

U.S. has not seen acts indicating Russia contemplating nuclear attack

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States has yet to see Russia take any action suggesting it is considering using nuclear weapons in its invasion of Ukraine, the Secretary General said on Friday. State Antony Blinken, despite what he called Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “chatter” about their possible use. “We’re looking very carefully at … Read more

S.Korea, U.S., Japan to stage anti-submarine drills amid N.Korea tension

SEOUL, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The naval forces of South Korea, the United States and Japan will hold their major trilateral anti-submarine drills on Friday for the first time in five years, amid tension around the recent series of North Korean missile tests. The drills will take place in international waters off the east coast … Read more

U.S. says ex-Army major and his wife tried to leak military health data to Russia

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A former U.S. Army major and his anesthetist wife have been criminally charged with allegedly conspiring to release highly sensitive health data on military patients to Russia, it emerged on Thursday the Ministry of Justice. Jamie Lee Henry, the former major who was also a doctor at Fort Bragg in … Read more

Russia open to in-person talks with U.S. on nuclear arms treaty

MOSCOW, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday it was exploring the possibility of a face-to-face meeting between Russian and U.S. negotiators on a landmark nuclear arms control treaty. At a briefing in Moscow, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Russia was open to relaunching inspections under the New START treaty and was considering … Read more