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US and China officials discuss Russia-North Korea military cooperation, State Department says

WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A top U.S. official on North Korea held a video call this week with China's envoy on Korean Peninsula affairs in which they discussed the growing military cooperatio...

Ukraine updates: Foreign minister vows to defeat Russia

Ukraine marked the two-year anniversary of the Russian invasion with an address by Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba at the United Nations. Meanwhile, Olaf Scholz, Emmanuel Macron and other European lea...

Fact check: Russian fake news targeting Ukraine's Zelenskyy

There has been an ongoing debate in the West about whether and when to send more funds and arms to Ukraine. "Strategically, the West is still standing by Ukraine, but this year will be an importa...

Ukraine updates: UN decries 'horrific human cost' of war

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says the damage caused by Moscow's invasion of Ukraine will be felt for generations. Volker Türk was speaking ahead of the second anniversary of Russia&...

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...

Russia's Vladimir Putin gifts Kim Jong Un luxury car

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a luxury car to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a gift, the North Korean state-controlled news agency KCNA reported Tuesday. From Russia with love KCN...

UN Afghanistan conference gets underway in Qatar

A two-day UN conference on Afghanistan kicked off in Qatar on Sunday. The event, chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, will address approaches to increasing international engagement with t...

While land war is frozen in stalemate, Ukraine still achieves victories against Russia at sea

The Russian warship Caesar Kunikov (pictured above) had been in several conflict situations throughout its commission, including being deployed off the coast of Syria during Russia's 2008 war in G...

MSC 2024: Ukraine's Zelenskyy rallies leaders for support

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz opens discussions at the Munich Security Conference, saying Europe must be able to defend itself Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy calls on the world to support hi...

Can UN Afghanistan conference succeed without the Taliban?

On Sunday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will launch a two-day meeting in Doha, bringing together special envoys from UN member states and Afghan civil society representatives in an attempt to...

Kosovo: New currency regulation angers Serb minority

Since the beginning of February, the people of Kosovo are no longer supposed to use the Serbian dinar to make payments. Instead, the government wants all citizens — including those in predominan...

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...

Ukraine updates: Russia decries Belgorod attack

A missile strike on the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border killed at least six people and wounded another 17 in the Russian city of Belgorod, officials said. Russia said Ukraine carrie...

US: Volkswagen cars stuck in ports over banned part — report

German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) on Wednesday said there had been a hold-up in the delivery of certain models to the US market over issues related to a car part — which according to a Financial T...

Cyprus president asks Germany to pressure Turkey over divide

Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides on Monday called on Germany to help the island overcome its decades-old division, since Berlin maintains better relations with fellow NATO member Turkey. Chris...