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COPENHAGEN: Britain and Denmark will provide more financial and military aid to Ukraine, they said on Thursday as European defense ministers met in Copenhagen to discuss long-term support for the country’s defense against Russia’s invasion.Britain, which has already donated advanced weapons systems to Ukraine and given thousands of its troops military training, said it would send more multiple-launch rocket systems.It would also donate a “significant number” of precision guided M31A1 missiles that can strike targets up to 80km away.“This latest tranche of military support will enable the armed forces of Ukraine to continue to defend against Russian aggression and the…

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COPENHAGEN, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Britain and Denmark will provide more financial and military aid to Ukraine, they said on Thursday as European defence ministers met in Copenhagen to discuss long-term support for the country’s defence against Russia’s invasion.Britain, which has already donated advanced weapons systems to Ukraine and given thousands of its troops military training, said it would send more multiple-launch rocket systems.It would also donate a “significant number” of precision guided M31A1 missiles that can strike targets up to 80 km (50 miles) away.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegister”This latest tranche of military support will enable…

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China, February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterLONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China, which Russia has sought as an ally since being cold-shouldered by the West over its invasion of Ukraine, has called the United States the “main instigator” of the crisis.In an interview with the Russian state news agency TASS published on Wednesday, China’s ambassador to Moscow, Zhang Hanhui, accused Washington of backing Russia into a corner with…

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A man crosses a road near the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander ErmochenkoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed at least 13 people in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrovsk region overnight, governor Valentyn Reznychenko said on Wednesday, as Britain said Russia had “almost certainly” established a major new ground force to support its war. read more FIGHTING/DIPLOMACY* Reznychenko said more than 20 buildings were damaged in Marganets, a city across the Dnipro river from the…

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DAMASCUS, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Somar Hazim had high hopes when he opened a hotel in Damascus in 2009, adding to a growing number of boutique guest houses in the Old City that were proving to be a hit with tourists, before war broke out and forced him to close down.Although security returned to Damascus years ago, big-spending foreign visitors have not, with Syria still fractured by war.Hazim has no plans to reopen his Beit Rose Hotel, an 18th century house with rooms set around a picturesque courtyard, a decision that reflects the weakness of tourism and the wider economy…

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Russian and U.S. state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov/File Photo/File Photo/File PhotoRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterThis content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine.MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Russia told the United States on Monday it would not allow its weapons to be inspected under the START nuclear arms control treaty for the time being because of travel restrictions imposed by Washington and its allies.Inspection conditions proposed by Washington created “unilateral advantages for the United States and effectively deprive…

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Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas PeterRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterSYDNEY, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare did not attend a weekend dawn service for a key World War Two battle organised by the United States, with local media reporting it as a “snub”.The Solomon Star News said Sogavare was due to give a speech at a memorial service that was attended by U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy…

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Aug 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, with most fighting shifting to a nearly 350 kilometre (217 mile) front stretching southwest from near Zaporizhzhia to Kherson, parallel to the Dnieper River, British military intelligence said on Saturday.Russian forces are almost certainly amassing in the south of Ukraine, anticipating a counter-offensive or in preparationfor a possible assault, the UK’s Ministry of Defence said on Twitter.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterLong convoys of Russian military trucks, tanks, towed artillery and other weapons continue to move away from Ukraine’s Donbas region and are…

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MOSCOW, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Russia’s defence ministry said on Friday that its air force had “destroyed” a group of U.S.-trained opposition fighters in Syria on Aug. 4.Reuters was not able to immediately verify the claim.Russian forces have helped Moscow’s ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to turn the tide against anti-government rebels, some of them backed by the United States or Turkey, in a civil war that has lasted over a decade.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterReporting by Reuters; Editing by Kevin LiffeyOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Source link

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FILE PHOTO – Clouds are seen over the cooling tower of the nuclear power plant Isar 2 by the river Isar amid the energy crisis caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Eschenbach near Landshut, Germany, August 1, 2022. REUTERS/Ayhan UyanikRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterAug 5 (Reuters) – Amid renewed interest in nuclear power, governments across Europe and Asia are extending their aging fleet of nuclear plants, restarting reactors and dusting off plans for projects shelved after the 2011 nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan.Countries are looking at ways to boost electricity output after the war in Ukraine…

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