In diplomatic coup, Taiwan president speaks to Czech president-elect

Pavel gained Czech presidential election on Saturday Pavel, Taiwan’s Tsai stress their shared values in name China opposes different international locations coping with Taiwan Beijing views Taiwan as renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone name with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a extremely uncommon transfer given … Read more

Professional-Western, retired common Pavel sweeps Czech presidential vote

Pavel wins in runaway vote over ex-PM Babis Pavel offers clear assist backing Ukraine, West Pledges to finish divisions introduced by Babis, incumbent Zeman Voter turnout document excessive in presidential election PRAGUE, Jan 28 (Reuters) – Former military chief and excessive NATO official Petr Pavel received the Czech Republic’s presidential election on Saturday with a … Read more

Retired basic, ex-premier to sq. off in Czech presidential runoff

Retired Normal Petr Pavel wins first spherical forward of ex-PM Presidents appoint officers, however have little govt energy Pavel could have edge in second spherical in two weeks Babis would conflict with centre-right authorities PRAGUE, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Retired basic Petr Pavel scored a slim win over billionaire ex-premier Andrej Babis within the first … Read more

The New Yr rings in as Asia then Europe usher out 2022

Dec 31 (Reuters) – With fireworks deliberate in Paris, hopes for an finish to warfare in Kyiv, and a return to post-COVID normality in Australia and China, Europe and Asia bid farewell to 2022. It was a yr marked for a lot of by the battle in Ukraine, financial stresses and the consequences of world … Read more

Weapons business booms as Japanese Europe arms Ukraine

E.Europe arms corporations step up manufacturing for Ukraine Hope to seek out new markets as defence spends rise Can produce and repair Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs amongst massive suppliers of navy help to Kyiv Trade’s historical past stretches from 1800s and thru Chilly Struggle PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Japanese Europe’s arms business … Read more

Explainer: NATO’s Articles 4 and 5: How the Ukraine battle might set off its protection obligations

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) – A lethal explosion occurred in NATO member Poland’s territory close to its border with Ukraine on Tuesday, and america and its allies stated they had been investigating unconfirmed stories the blast had been attributable to stray Russian missiles. The explosion, which firefighters stated killed two folks, raised issues of Russia’s … Read more

Oil flows on Druzhba pipeline suspended in elements of Jap Europe

BUDAPEST/PRAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Oil provide to elements of Jap and Central Europe through a piece of the Druzhba pipeline has been briefly suspended, in accordance with oil pipeline operators in Hungary and Slovakia. The extent of the disruption was not instantly clear, and got here concurrent with an explosion in a village in … Read more

Biden seeks to build ‘floor’ for China relations in Xi meeting

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden hopes to limit deterioration of ties with China when he meets Chinese leader Xi Jinping next week, but he will be honest about U.S. concerns, including over Taiwan and human rights, a senior administration official said on Thursday. “The president believes it is critical to build … Read more