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China has carried out a land-based missile interception test that “achieved its expected purpose”, the Defence Ministry said, describing it as defensive and not aimed at any country. China has been ramping up research into all sorts of missiles, from those that can destroy satellites in space to advanced nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles, as part of …

The Biden administration is about to give one of the biggest US technological breakthroughs of the 21st century to Russia and China — free of charge. That’s not the administration’s goal, of course. But it’s the inevitable result of a proposed deal that US negotiators recently struck in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Trade Organization. The pact would …

China and Russia sent jets over the seas in northeast Asia on Tuesday in what Japan’s defense minister called a “provocative” and “unacceptable” move as President Biden was visiting the region. Driving the news: Japan says it scrambled jets as Chinese and Russian planes neared the country’s airspace while Tokyo was hosting the leaders of …

A woman drinks coffee in a Starbucks in a mall in Khimki outside Moscow. Alexander Natruskin | Russia After 15 years operating in Russia, Starbucks will exit the market, joining companies like McDonald’s, Exxon Mobil and British American Tobacco in withdrawing from the country completely. The coffee giant announced Monday that it will no longer …

Albanese has just told off his first reporter on day one in office. “You will not get the call earlier because you yell,” he said to one reporter in what was quite an urgent presser, given it was so short. “Can we just – on day one – get that clear.” That was quite a …

HELSINKI (AP) — Russia halted gas exports to neighboring Finland on Saturday, a highly symbolic move that came just days after the Nordic country announced it wanted to join NATO and marked a likely end to Finland’s nearly 50 years of importing natural gas from Russia. The measure taken by the Russian energy giant Gazprom …

A view shows valves near a drilling rig at a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom company, at Bovanenkovo gas field on the Arctic Yamal peninsula, Russia May 21, 2019. Picture taken May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OSLO, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) …

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Finland and Sweden joining NATO has led to an increase in military threats near the border and that Moscow is taking “adequate countermeasures”, Interfax news agency reported on Friday. Source link

WASHINGTON — President Biden vowed on Thursday to speed Finland and Sweden to NATO membership, seeking to redraw the map of Europe to the West’s advantage less than three months after President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia began his invasion of Ukraine. In a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden with President Sauli Niinisto …

KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Moscow said nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-held Mariupol as it shored up a key gain in the south, while the United States became the latest Western country to reopen its embassy in Kyiv. Service members of Ukrainian forces who have surrendered after weeks holed up at Azovstal …