Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defence spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from 1800s and through Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning … Read more

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in parts of Eastern Europe

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil supply to parts of Eastern and Central Europe via a section of the Druzhba pipeline has been temporarily suspended, according to oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia. The extent of the disruption was not immediately clear, and came concurrent with an explosion in a village in eastern Poland … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak cuts oil flow to Germany, accident blamed

Druzhba pipeline leak cuts oil flow to Germany, accident blamed

WARSAW, Oct 12 (Reuters) – Poland said on Wednesday a leak in one of the Druzhba pipelines bringing oil from Russia to Europe hit supplies to Germany and was most likely caused by an accident, as Europe remains on high alert over its energy security. The discovery of the leak in the main route carrying … Read more

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

Macron: Europe to send more military gear to Ukraine including French howitzers

Macron: Europe to send more military gear to Ukraine including French howitzers

PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday European countries would send Ukraine more military equipment to counter Russia, including more French Caesar-type howitzers. “We are working indeed on several requests, with several members of the EU, including on new Caesars,” Macron said. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Slovak parliament approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Slovak parliament approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s parliament on Tuesday ratified the entry of Finland and Sweden to NATO, becoming one of the last countries to back the military alliance’s expansion. Finland and Sweden sought to join NATO this year in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NATO’s 30 members have been ratifying their entry since accession … Read more

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Meta says it removes China-based propaganda operation targeting U.S. midterms

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it disrupted the first known China-based influence operation focused on targeting users in the United States with political content ahead of the midterm elections in November. The network maintained fake accounts across Meta’s social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, as well as competitor service Twitter … Read more

Czechs will not issue humanitarian visa to Russians fleeing mobilisation

Czechs will not issue humanitarian visa to Russians fleeing mobilisation

Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Jan Lipavsky addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAGUE, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic will not issue humanitarian visas to Russian … Read more

Russian ex-journalist Safronov gets 22 years in prison for treason

Russian ex-journalist Safronov gets 22 years in prison for treason

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Journalist denies charges of treason Supporters blast 22-year sentence as “savage punishment” Safronov’s lawyer: the sentence is absurd Sept 5 (Reuters) – A Russian court on Monday sentenced a former journalist to 22 years in prison for treason after prosecutors said he disclosed state secrets, a … Read more

Tens of thousands protest in Prague against Czech government, EU and NATO

Tens of thousands protest in Prague against Czech government, EU and NATO

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PRAGUE, Sept 3 (Reuters) – An estimated 70,000 people protested in Prague against the Czech government on Saturday, calling on the ruling coalition to do more to control soaring energy prices and voicing opposition to the European Union and NATO. Organisers of the demonstration from a … Read more