Exclusive: U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

Exclusive: U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26, 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Handout via REUTERS Register now … Read more

As deadlines loom, Russia says EU gas clients open payment accounts

As deadlines loom, Russia says EU gas clients open payment accounts

Russian gas payments due from May 20 European Commission advises against opening rouble account Kremlin says half Gazprom clients open accounts LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Half of Russian gas giant Gazprom’s 54 clients have opened accounts at Gazprombank, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday, as European companies approach imminent payment deadlines. … Read more

Massachusetts identifies first 2022 U.S. case of monkeypox infection

Massachusetts identifies first 2022 U.S. case of monkeypox infection

May 18 (Reuters) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Wednesday said it had confirmed a single case of monkeypox virus infection in a man who had recently traveled to Canada. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)said its labs confirmed the infection to be monkeypox on Wednesday afternoon. The state agency … Read more

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos to arrive in Spain after two-year exile

Spain’s former King Juan Carlos to arrive in Spain after two-year exile

MADRID, May 19 (Reuters) – Former Spanish King Juan Carlos is due to land in Spain on Thursday for his first visit since he departed to Abu Dhabi in 2020 under a cloud of financial scandals that shook the Royal House. The former monarch is expected in the city of Vigo on Spain’s northwest coast … Read more

Biden cheers Finland, Sweden NATO plans as Turkey balks

Biden cheers Finland, Sweden NATO plans as Turkey balks

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden met with the leaders of Finland and Sweden at the White House on Thursday to offer robust U.S. support for their applications to join NATO, while Turkey threatened to block the Nordic nations from becoming members of the alliance. Biden, who has rallied the West to stand … Read more