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

Tillerson to be called as witness in Trump ally’s foreign agent trial

NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be called as a witness by federal prosecutors in the trial of Tom Barrack, a former fundraiser for former President Donald Trump, accused of acted illegally as a foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates, a court filing revealed on Saturday. … Read more

U.S. judge dismisses Mexico’s $10 bln lawsuit against gun makers

Sept 30 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Friday dismissed Mexico’s $10 billion lawsuit seeking to hold U.S. arms manufacturers responsible for facilitating the trafficking of a deadly flow of weapons across the U.S. border -Mexican to the drug cartels. Chief Justice F. Dennis Saylor’s decision in federal court in Boston is a victory for … 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. imposes new sanctions on Iran oil exports, targets Chinese firms

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on companies it accused of involvement in Iran’s petrochemical and oil trade, including five based in China, putting pressure on Tehran as seeks to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Washington has increasingly targeted Chinese companies for exporting Iranian petrochemicals as prospects for … Read more

U.S. approves 50 states’ EV charging plans

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) said on Tuesday it had approved plans for electric vehicle charging stations in all 50 states, Washington and Puerto Rico, covering about 120,700 km of highways. The November 2021 $1 trillion infrastructure bill provides $5 billion to help states install EV chargers along interstate … Read more

Ukraine receives U.S. air defence system

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses Ukrainians about the prisoner of war (POW) exchange, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine, in this file photo released on 22 September 2022. Ukrainian Presidential News Service/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 25 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of U.S. VP Harris visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un addresses the Supreme People’s Assembly, North Korea’s parliament, which passed a law formally enshrining its nuclear weapons policy, in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8 2022 in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

A man walks past banners with photos of presidential candidates Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Ciro Gomes and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 1, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/ File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – U.S. diplomats have … Read more

U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as warning to North Korea

From right, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Akizuki-class destroyer JS Teruzuki (DD 116) and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89) sail in formation in the Philippine Sea, July 19, 2020. Picture taken July 19. 2020. U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class … Read more