Russian missile destroys apartment building, killing 3, as EU leaders visit Kyiv

Zelenskiy paints a grim picture of the Russian offensive in the East Russian strike destroys apartment building; 4 dead – official Lavrov says Russia will respond to long-range rocket deliveries European Commission chief in Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s EU candidacy Zelenskiy promises more anti-corruption measures KYIV, Feb 2 (Reuters) – A Russian missile destroyed an … Read more

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines and USA agree to add four locations under EDCA Deal comes amid South China Sea tensions over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases MANILA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, its defense chiefs said on Thursday, amid growing concerns over … Read more

Nikki Haley, former Trump ambassador to the UN, will take over in 2024

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will kick off her campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination this month, taking on her former boss, former President Donald Trump, said two sources close to his projects. Wednesday. The move would only make her the second declared Republican candidate and could pave … Read more

India increases spending in latest budget before election

NEW DELHI, Feb 1 (Reuters) – India’s government on Wednesday unveiled a $550 billion budget for the next fiscal year which starts on April 1, with a record capital spending plan while containing the budget deficit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party, which faces elections in key states this year and a national vote in 2024, … Read more

‘Hands off Africa,’ Pope Francis tells the rich world

Pope begins trip to DR Congo and South Sudan Fran├žois meets the victims of the war in the Congo Trip postponed from July due to Pope’s knee disease KINSHASA, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Pope Francis denounced the “poison of greed” driving conflict in Africa as he began a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo … Read more