Explainer: What are NATO’s next steps if Russia invades Ukraine?

Pilots of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC and the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, arrive at Amari Air Base, Estonia on January 24, 2022. US Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Megan Beatty/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Jan. 27 (Reuters) … Read more

Liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Breyer to retire, letting Biden pick successor

Democrats plan speedy confirmation of Breyer successor Breyer, 83, has served since 1994, authoring key rulings WASHINGTON, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Liberal US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer plans to retire, lawmakers said on Wednesday, giving President Joe Biden the opportunity to fulfill a campaign promised to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s … Read more

One body found, 38 still missing from capsized migrant boat off Florida

MIAMI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Rescue teams have recovered one body, but hopes have dimmed for 38 others lost at sea over the weekend to a capsized boat off the coast of Florida during a an incident treated as an ill-fated attempt at human smuggling, the US Coast Guard said. said Wednesday. The search and … Read more

U.N. chief tells Security Council: Afghanistan ‘hanging by thread’

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Afghanistan is “hanging by a thread,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling on countries to approve all transactions needed to deliver humanitarian aid. activities in the Taliban-ruled state. He also called for the suspension of any rules or conditions limiting “life-saving” relief operations … Read more

Germany offers Ukraine helmets, Kyiv’s Klitschko ‘speechless’

BERLIN, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Germany will supply 5,000 military helmets to Ukraine to help defend against a possible Russian invasion, it said Wednesday – an offer Kiev mayor and former world champion boxer Vitali Klitschko dismissed as “a joke” that left him “speechless”. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said Berlin, which has been increasingly criticized … Read more

Russia says “destructive” sanctions wouldn’t hurt Putin personally

Kremlin: Personal sanctions on Putin would not harm him Russia keeps up pressure with land and sea exercises Ukraine says Moscow is trying to sow panic Four-way talks on east Ukraine start in Paris MOSCOW/PARIS, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Russia warned on Wednesday that imposing sanctions on President Vladimir Putin personally would not hurt him … Read more

Japan’s border crackdown leaves students in limbo and economy in a pinch

A passerby in a protective face mask walks down an alleyway in an izakaya pub amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Tokyo, Japan, Jan. 25, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – Two years after Japan closed its borders to block the coronavirus, some … Read more

Burkina Faso crowd celebrates West Africa’s latest coup

President Roch Kabore ousted by soldiers on Monday Coup condemned by international powers but some at home glad Many want end to poverty and violence fueled by Islamists OUAGADOUGOU, Jan 25 (Reuters) – More than 1,000 people gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday in support of a military coup that a day earlier … Read more

Britain says 6,000 more people needed for trial of Merck COVID pill

An experimental COVID-19 treatment pill, called molnupiravir and being developed by Merck & Co Inc and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP, is seen in this undated handout photo released by Merck & Co Inc and obtained by Reuters on October 26, 2021. Merck & Co Inc /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Kremlin eyes U.S. actions over Ukraine with great concern

MOSCOW, Jan 25 (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it was watching with great concern after the United States put 8,500 troops on alert to be ready to deploy to Europe in case of an escalation in the Ukraine crisis. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov accused Washington of fueling tensions over Ukraine – repeating Moscow’s line … Read more