Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

Belgian arms dealer clashes with minister about tanks for Ukraine

TOURNAI, Belgium, Feb. 1 (Reuters) – Freddy Versluys does not like to be called an arms dealer. But he does have a large warehouse full of used tanks for sale. In addition to dozens of German-made Leopard 1 tanks and other military vehicles in the chilly warehouse in eastern Belgium, Versluys emphasized that he is … Read more

Russia warns Israel against supplying arms to Ukraine: ‘Will lead to an escalation of this crisis’

Russia warns Israel against supplying arms to Ukraine: ‘Will lead to an escalation of this crisis’

Russia targeted Israel on Wednesday, warning it not to get involved in the war in Ukraine by supplying weapons to Kiev, claiming that such a move “would lead to an escalation of this crisis.” “We say that all countries supplying weapons should understand that we will consider them as legitimate targets for the Russian armed … Read more

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China draw closer

NATO chief wants more ‘friends’ as Russia and China draw closer

TOKYO (AP) — China’s growing assertiveness and cooperation with Russia poses a challenge not only to Asia but also to Europe, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday as he called for stronger cooperation and more “friends” for the NATO in the Indo-Pacific region. . Stoltenberg said China is increasingly investing in nuclear weapons and … Read more

Andrew Tate loses appeal against 30 days detention in Romania

Andrew Tate loses appeal against 30 days detention in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld a second 30-day prison sentence for divisive influencer and former professional kickboxer Andrew Tate, who is being held on suspicion of organized crime and human trafficking, an official said. Tate lost his appeal against a judge’s Jan. 20 decision to extend his detention for a … Read more

Russian Wagner prison fighter used ride-sharing to flee war in Ukraine

Russian Wagner prison fighter used ride-sharing to flee war in Ukraine

Prisoners recruited by the Russian Wagner Group to fight in Ukraine seem increasingly to realize that they have been duped and that no one ever counted on bringing them back alive. A prisoner recruited by the group in November has gone into hiding from his squad in Ukraine’s Luhansk region and fled by bus and … Read more

Christian mom sues after 4-year-old was allegedly forced to take part in LGBT pride march: ‘Just horrific’

Christian mom sues after 4-year-old was allegedly forced to take part in LGBT pride march: ‘Just horrific’

A Christian mother in the UK is making her case heard in London on Wednesday after taking legal action when her 4-year-old son was allegedly forced against her will to take part in his school’s LGBT pride march. Izoduwa Montague made headlines in 2018 when she alleged that the headteacher at Heavers Farm Primary School … Read more

Discovery of embalming workshop reveals how ancient Egyptians mummified the dead

Discovery of embalming workshop reveals how ancient Egyptians mummified the dead

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news of fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — From the ruins of an embalming workshop, scientists have discovered the substances and concoctions that ancient Egyptians used to mummify the dead. While scholars had previously learned the names of substances used to … Read more

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Ukraine gets a cold shoulder over rapid accession to the EU – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. Top EU leaders are traveling to Ukraine this week, but they won’t promise the war-torn country can join the bloc any time soon. Brussels is expected to pour cold water on Ukraine’s hopes of joining the EU soon at a two-day summit in Kiev, … Read more

War between Russia and Ukraine at a glance: what we know on day 343 of the invasion | Ukraine

War between Russia and Ukraine at a glance: what we know on day 343 of the invasion |  Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in remarks on Tuesday night that his government planned to make changes as part of efforts to continue unusually fast and complex negotiations to secure membership in the European Union, Reuters reports. Ukraine will hold summit talks with EU officials on Friday. “What is very important is that we are … Read more

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Fighting Wagner is like a “zombie movie,” says the Ukrainian soldier

Near Bakhmut, Ukraine CNN — Southwest of the city of Bakhmut, Ukrainian soldiers Andriy and Borisych live in a candlelit bunker carved into the frozen earth. For several weeks they have been confronting hundreds of fighters from the Russian private military contractor Wagner who have thrown themselves against the Ukrainian defenses. Disguised in a balaclava, … Read more