Spain and Morocco aim to restore the difficult relationship at the Rabat summit

Spain and Morocco aim to restore the difficult relationship at the Rabat summit

Spain and Morocco hold first summit in eight years Relations long strained by illegal migration issue Expected to sign up to 20 trade and investment agreements RABAT, 2 February (Reuters) – Spain and Morocco have agreed to put aside their differences, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, as they seek to mend a … Read more

Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Putin calls on Stalingrad to predict victory over the ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian president speaks in Volgograd Eighty years have passed since the Soviet victory in Stalingrad Putin draws parallels with Russia’s campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin summoned the spirit of the Soviet … Read more

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander says he regrets the fighting in Ukraine

Former Wagner commander escaped Russia to Norway The 26-year-old took part in the fighting near Bakhmut Says he was afraid of being executed by his own side Says he wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of Russia’s Wagner mercenary group who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russia advances in eastern Ukraine, attack on apartments kills civilians

Russian strike destroys apartment building; 3 dead – officials Zelenskiy gives a gloomy assessment of the Russian offensive in the east Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures New Russian offensive could begin on February 24 – Minister of Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 2 (Reuters) – Fighting on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine “has toughened” as Russian troops … Read more

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. But he does have a large warehouse full of used tanks for sale. In addition to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys emphasized that he is … Read more

Exclusive: EV maker Rivian cuts 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

Exclusive: EV maker Rivian cuts 6% of jobs amid price war – internal memo

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O) is laying off 6% of its workforce in a bid to cut costs as the EV maker, already struggling with declining cash reserves and a weak economy, braces itself for an industry-wide price war. The company is focusing its resources on ramping up vehicle production and … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

Erdogan says Turkey is positive about Finland’s NATO offer, not Sweden’s

ANKARA, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Turkey welcomes Finland’s application for NATO membership but does not support Sweden’s bid, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday. “Our position on Finland is positive, but not positive on Sweden,” Erdogan said of their NATO applications in a speech to his AK party deputies in parliament. Sweden and Finland … Read more

British teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

British teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people are expected to take part in the British strikes The government says large wage increases will fuel inflation Schools are closed, most trains are not running More strikes involving health workers will follow next week LONDON, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants and machinists … Read more

“Hands off Africa,” Pope Francis tells the rich world

“Hands off Africa,” Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan Francis to meet war victims in Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee condition KINSHASA, Jan. 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” fueling conflict in Africa as he embarked on a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, … Read more

Russia continues campaign in Donetsk; Ukraine wants fighter jets

Russia continues campaign in Donetsk;  Ukraine wants fighter jets

City of Bakhmut under attack again – Ukrainian army Zelenskiy consults with top defense officials The US is preparing a $2.2 billion arms package for Ukraine KYIV, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Russian forces are making increasing gains in their bid to seize territory in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk province, focusing on the town of Bakhmut north … Read more