Spain and Morocco want to reset their difficult relations at the summit in Rabat

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

Putin invokes Stalingrad to predict victory over ‘new Nazism’ in Ukraine

Russian President speaks in Volgograd 80 years have passed since the Soviet victory at Stalingrad Putin draws a parallel with the Russian campaign in Ukraine This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. VOLGOGRAD, Russia, Feb 2 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin evoked the spirit of the … Read more

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

Former commander of Wagner: “I am sorry to have fought in Ukraine”

Wagner’s former commander fled Russia for Norway A 26-year-old man took part in the fighting near Bakhmut He says he was afraid of being executed by his side Wants to testify about crimes in Ukraine OSLO, Feb 1 (Reuters) – A former commander of the Russian mercenary group Wagner who fled to Norway told Reuters … Read more

Belgian arms dealer tangles with minister over tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys doesn’t like being called an arms dealer. But he has a big warehouse full of used tanks for sale. Standing next to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the cold warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys pointed out that he was the CEO … Read more

Erdogan says Turkey favors Finland’s NATO bid, not Sweden’s

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

UK teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walking Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says steep pay rises will fuel inflation Schools are closed, most trains are not running More strikes involving health workers planned for next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants and train drivers walked out on Wednesday … 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