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US to impose 'major sanctions' on Russia over Navalny death

The U.S. will announce a major package of sanctions against Russia on Friday over the death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny and the two-year Ukraine war, President Joe Biden said on Tuesday. Bi...

US blocks ceasefire call with third UN veto in Israel-Hamas war

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday again vetoed a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on the Israel-Hamas war, blocking a demand for an immediate humanitarian...

Trump breaks silence on Navalny, casts no blame on Putin

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Donald Trump, who drew criticism as U.S. president for his praise of Russian leader Vladimir Putin, on Monday made his first public comment on the death of Russian oppos...

Zelenskyy: Frontline situation 'difficult' amid aid delays

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned Monday Ukrainian troops on the frontline face "extremely difficult" conditions due to delays in receiving promised Western military aid. Days after Russ...

Putin foe Alexei Navalny dies in jail, West holds Russia responsible

MOSCOW, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Alexei Navalny, Russian President Vladimir Putin's most formidable domestic opponent, fell unconscious and died on Friday after a walk at the "Polar Wolf" Arct...

Decoding China: Inevitable Taiwan tensions in 2024

Members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) are apparently not taking a vacation to mark the Chinese New Year, which began on February 10. Taiwan's Ministry of Defense has counted a...

North Korea leader's sister says Japan PM's comments positive -KCNA

SEOUL, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that there is no impediment to closer ties with Japan and that there may come a day Japanese Prime Minister Fum...

Kremlin dismisses US warning about Russian nuclear capability in space

The Kremlin dismissed on Thursday a warning by the United States about Moscow's new nuclear capabilities in space, calling it a "malicious fabrication" and a trick by the White House aim...

In Munich, US's Harris, Blinken aim to reassure Europe, despite Trump

WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken face a tough task at the annual Munich Security Conference that kicks off on Friday - reassuring ...

Trump spurs reflection on nuclear weapons in EU

The looming prospect of NATO-skeptic Donald Trump winning a second term as US president is serving as food for thought in Europe on everything from climate to trade. But this week, explosive comments...

Putin says he prefers 'more predictable' Biden over Trump

LONDON, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview broadcast on Wednesday that he preferred Joe Biden to Donald Trump but was willing to work with any U.S. president. ...

Germany to hit NATO budget goal for 1st time since Cold War

Germany will meet NATO's defense spending target of 2% of its gross domestic product (GDP) for the first time since the early 1990s, according to a Defense Ministry spokesman and NATO forecast rel...

US Senate lurches toward possible early passage of Ukraine aid bill

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. Senate moved towards the final passage of a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan on Monday, amid growing doubts about the le...

Republicans blast Trump over threat to abandon NATO allies

WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Some of former President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans on Sunday lashed out at him for saying he would not want to protect NATO members from a future attack by R...

Age, mental capacity dominates presidential campaign trail after report questions Biden's memory

Feb 10 (Reuters) - The mental ability and age of the United States' presidential candidates took center stage on the campaign trail on Saturday, following a report that suggested President Joe Bid...