US and allies trying to avoid Ukrainian military collapse – Politico — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

US and allies trying to avoid Ukrainian military collapse – Politico — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Kiev’s worsening prospects on the battlefield and uncertainty over new funding have dominated the Munich Security Conference The Ukrainian military’s worsening prospects on the battlefield have prompted Western officials to call for more US military aid at the Munich Security Conference, Politico reported on Sunday. American lawmakers failed to approve additional funding of […]

Florida Democrats looking to Taylor Swift to counter Republicans – Politico — RT Entertainment

Florida Democrats looking to Taylor Swift to counter Republicans – Politico — RT Entertainment

Source link The Democratic Party is counting on three concerts by pop megastar Taylor Swift to drive young voters to the polls this November, Politico reported this week. Swift is set to play three shows in a row at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami this October, two weeks before the November elections. While the […]

Ukraine’s top general fired for disobeying US – Politico — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Ukraine’s top general fired for disobeying US – Politico — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Valery Zaluzhny has been blamed for the failure of the 2023 summer counteroffensive General Valery Zaluzhny was dismissed as the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces partly because he had clashed with the Pentagon about how to conduct the counteroffensive against Russia last summer, Politico EU reported on Friday. President Vladimir Zelensky sacked […]

Zaluzhny’s replacement is an unpopular ‘butcher’ – Politico — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Zaluzhny’s replacement is an unpopular ‘butcher’ – Politico — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

Source link Ukrainian troops are wary of their new commander-in-chief, and reportedly fear that he will throw them into “fruitless assaults” Ukraine’s new armed forces chief, General Aleksandr Syrsky, is deeply unpopular among the men he commands, with the rank and file of the Ukrainian military viewing him as a “butcher” willing to sacrifice wave […]

Germany demands ‘loyalty’ from Hungary – Politico — RT World News

Germany demands ‘loyalty’ from Hungary – Politico — RT World News

Source link Budapest must ratify Sweden’s NATO application “very quickly,” an official has said, according to the news outlet Germany is pressing the Hungarian government to ratify Sweden’s bid for NATO membership, with a senior official telling Politico that approval is “a matter of loyalty to the alliance.” Hungary’s ruling party boycotted a ratification vote […]

China turned down Zelensky – Politico — RT World News

China turned down Zelensky – Politico — RT World News

Source link The Ukrainian president sought Chinese support for his stalled ‘peace plan’, his head of office has said Chinese Premier Li Qiang shot down Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky’s request for a meeting at the World Economic Forum (WEF) gathering in Davos this week, Politico reported on Wednesday. Several days beforehand, Ukrainian official Andrey Yermak […]

Cocaine traces detected on Hunter Biden’s gun pouch – Politico — RT World News

Cocaine traces detected on Hunter Biden’s gun pouch – Politico — RT World News

Source link Last September, the 53-year-old became the first son of a serving US president to have criminal charges brought against him Investigators last year detected cocaine residue on a gun pouch belonging to US President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, Politico has reported, citing federal prosecutors. Officials supposedly disclosed their findings to convince the judge […]

Ex-UK PM lobbied for ‘expedited’ defense exports to China – Politico — RT World News

Ex-UK PM lobbied for ‘expedited’ defense exports to China – Politico — RT World News

Source link Liz Truss attempted to speed up the sale of military equipment to a country she deemed a “threat” Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss urged the British government to speed up the licensing process for a defense contractor hoping to sell military equipment to China, Politico reported on Monday. Publicly, Truss declared China […]

US scrambling to check China’s ‘charm offensive’ in Davos – Politico — RT World News

US scrambling to check China’s ‘charm offensive’ in Davos – Politico — RT World News

Source link Washington is reportedly worried that Beijing’s large and high-level delegation could undermine its diplomatic clout US diplomats are scrambling to hold on to their influence in Switzerland, as their Chinese counterparts attempt to woo the country’s top officials during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Politico reported on Monday, citing sources. The outlet […]

UK parliament cold, damp, and infested with mice – Politico — RT World News

UK parliament cold, damp, and infested with mice – Politico — RT World News

Source link Renovations to the London landmark have been repeatedly postponed, despite complaints from staffers and watchdogs Politicians and aides alike “dread” coming to work at Westminster Palace, Politico reported on Tuesday, describing how the crumbling Victorian building is driving them to work elsewhere in order to avoid the cold, the mold, and the rodents. […]

Biden won’t fire Pentagon chief – Politico — RT World News

Biden won’t fire Pentagon chief – Politico — RT World News

Source link Lloyd Austin kept his recent hospitalization secret from the public and even the White House US President Joe Biden won’t fire Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for hiding his hospitalization from both the public and the government, Politico reported on Monday, citing unnamed senior administration officials. Austin was admitted to the Walter Reed National […]

Orban could take over EU Council – Politico — RT World News

Orban could take over EU Council – Politico — RT World News

Source link Officials in Brussels reportedly fear Charles Michel’s resignation could give presiding Hungary enormous influence in the bloc Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose country will hold the European Council’s rotating presidency later this year, could gain an outsized influence over the body due to the expected departure of Council President Charles Michel, Politico […]

Pentagon chief’s absence kept secret from White House for days – Politico — RT World News

Pentagon chief’s absence kept secret from White House for days – Politico — RT World News

Source link News of Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization “came as a shock” to senior US officials, the outlet reported The Pentagon kept US President Joe Biden’s administration in the dark for three days about the hospitalization of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Politico reported on Saturday, citing sources. The Department of Defense revealed to the public only […]