Germany pledges quick decision on first heavy arms delivery to Ukraine

BERLIN, April 25 (Reuters) – Germany will decide soon on whether to approve the delivery of 100 old Marder infantry fighting vehicles to Ukraine, a government spokesperson said on Monday, in what would be the first German heavy weapons shipment to Ukraine. German defense company Rheinmetall (RHMG.DE) has requested approval to export the vehicles to … Read more

Putin accuses West of ‘terror’, tells prosecutors to be tough

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the Orthodox Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow, Russia April 23, 2022. Picture taken April 23, 2022. Sputnik/Sergei Fadeichev/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Putin says West is trying to destroy Russia from within Western-backed assassins tried to kill … Read more

Scholz says top priority is avoiding NATO confrontation with Russia

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz makes a statement after talks with European leaders and US President Joe Biden, in Berlin, Germany, April 19, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Scholz warns Germany may be considered party to war if it sends tanks Scholz could soon be forced to decide on … Read more

Russia tests nuclear-capable ballistic missile that Putin says has no peer

The Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile is launched during a test at Plesetsk cosmodrome in Arkhangelsk region, Russia, in this still image taken from a video released on April 20, 2022. Russian Defense Ministry/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 20 (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it had test-launched … Read more

Russia to update its strategy in World Trade Organization amid sanctions, says Putin

April 20 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that “illegal” restrictions on Russian companies by Western states ran counter to World Trade Organization rules and told his government to update Russia’s strategy in the WTO by June 1. Speaking at a government meeting on the country’s metals industry, Putin said that Western … Read more

Lockheed quarterly profit falls 5.7% on supply chain snags

FILE PHOTO: A RAF Lockheed Martin F-35B fighter jet taxis along a runway after landing at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford, Britain July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 19 (Reuters) – US weapons maker Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) on Tuesday said its … Read more

Russian oligarch Deripaska’s yacht arrives in Turkish waters

ISTANBUL, April 16 (Reuters) – A yacht linked to Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska arrived in a bay near the southwestern Turkish resort of Gocek on Saturday, as more Russian billionaires head for Turkey to flee Western sanctions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Deripaska, founder of Russian aluminum giant Rusal (RUAL.MM), has been sanctioned by … Read more

Germany could end Russian oil imports this year – Scholz

A chimney emits fire at the PCK Raffinerie oil refinery in Schwedt/Oder, Germany, March 7, 2022. The company receives crude oil from Russia via the ‘Friendship’ pipeline. Picture taken March 7, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Germany could end Russian oil imports this … Read more

Russia complains to Turkey over drones sales to Ukraine, Turkish bureaucrat says

A Bayraktar drone is seen during a rehearsal for the Independence Day military parade in central Kyiv, Ukraine August 18, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, April 8 (Reuters) – Russia has complained to Turkey over its sale of Bayraktar TB2 armed drones to Ukraine, a high … Read more