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 curb more tech exports to keep chips from China military -sources

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States is expected to announce new measures this week preventing Chinese companies from accessing high-performance computing technology, three people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The measures would be aimed at cutting off China’s access to advanced semiconductor technology, the sources said. The New York Times was … 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. Supreme Court turns away dispute between Ukraine and Russian oil company

Oct 3 (Reuters) – Amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an offer by the Ukrainian government to avoid paying a $173 million judgment dollars to Russian oil and gas company Tatneft (TATN.MM) as ordered by a Paris-based arbitration panel. Judges reject Ukraine’s appeal against a lower US … Read more

U.S. and Turkish officials discuss Ukraine and NATO in unannounced meeting

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan met with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s chief adviser Ibrahim Kalin in Istanbul on Sunday and discussed Finland’s “progress in joining and Sweden to NATO,” the White House said in a statement. The two men, whose meeting had not been announced to the media beforehand, … Read more

Blinken to woo Latin America’s new leftist leaders, reassert U.S. commitment

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Latin America on Monday to reaffirm Washington’s commitment to the region and meet with three new leftist leaders, as the hemisphere’s neglect leaves China make economic breakthroughs. During his week-long trip to Colombia, Chile and Peru, the top US diplomat will also attend … 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

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. 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