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RUSSIA UKRAINE WAR

French President Emmanuel Macron  invited his European counterparts to the Elysee palace for a hastily arranged meeting to discuss how to ramp up ammunition supplies to Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 27, 2024
France's Macron does not rule out Europeans sending troops to Ukraine
The French President also cautioned that there was no consensus at this stage as allies agreed to ramp up efforts to deliver more munitions to Kyiv.
Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson speaks during a news conference in Stockholm on Monday after Hungary's parliament voted yes to ratify Sweden's NATO accession.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 27, 2024
Sweden clears final hurdle to join NATO as Hungary approves accession
Hungary's vote ended months of delays to complete Sweden's security policy shift amid concerns over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy speaks during an event in Kyiv on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 26, 2024
Zelenskyy says 31,000 troops killed as Ukraine seeks U.S. aid decision within month
The Ukrainian president said that 2024 will determine how the war will end, and called U.S. elections in November a potential tipping point.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes part in an online meeting of Group of Seven leaders at the Prime Minister's Office in Tokyo late Saturday, the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 25, 2024
On Ukraine war anniversary, Kishida stresses need for unity as setbacks mount
The PM told G7 leaders that more "concrete actions" to support Kyiv are needed, vowing more Russian sanctions and condemning North Korean missile exports.
A screen grab shows Anton Kuznetsov, a fighter in the BARS 9 volunteer force of the Russian military, in an apartment in Balakliia, Ukraine, in September 2022
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 25, 2024
How Russia's military uses volunteer fighters to plug gaps in Ukraine
Approach provides Moscow with an additional avenue from which to mobilize parts of the population, get them trained and provide additional mass.
A woman and children place flags for friends who are in the Ukrainian military at Independence Square in Kyiv on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 25, 2024
Ukraine marks second anniversary of Russian invasion, determined despite setbacks
Western leaders gathered in Kyiv to pledge support for Ukraine amid U.S. reluctance, while its troops suffer growing losses on the battlefield.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomes French President Emmanuel Macron at the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, in July 2023.
WORLD
Feb 24, 2024
Europe’s east is losing faith in its west over arming Ukraine
The mood in diplomatic circles is that, should Russia ultimately win its war in Ukraine, Western Europe will not be forgiven.
U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson walks out of a vote on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Feb. 15.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 24, 2024
U.S. House speaker must now confront his own party’s sabotage
Multiple senior House Republicans, granted anonymity to speak frankly, now portray Mike Johnson as an insecure leader who faces a steep learning curve.
For all of U.S. President Joe Biden’s talk about the sanctions, his team is still unwilling to go after revenue streams that experts argue would really cripple Russia’s economy, for fear of setting off broad shocks that could rebound on the U.S. economy.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Feb 24, 2024
U.S. sidesteps riskiest sanctions in latest move against Russia
The U.S. is concerned that the toughest measures left in Washington's arsenal risk roiling the global economy.
A symbolic illumination called "Ray of Memory" is seen over the graves of Ukrainian soldiers who died in the war with Russia, at Lychakiv Cemetery in Lviv, Ukraine, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
Ukraine on the defensive as Russia war enters third year
On Friday, more than 50 countries, including Japan and the United States, issued a joint statement blasting Russia for the invasion.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to the media about sanctions against Russia, following his meeting with late Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s widow and daughter in San Francisco on Thursday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 24, 2024
U.S. targets Russia with hundreds of sanctions over Ukraine war and Navalny death
The measures targeted Russia's Mir payment system, financial institutions and its military industrial base, as well as other areas.
Ukrainian evacuees arrive at Tokyo's Haneda Airport in April 2022.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 24, 2024
90% of Ukrainian evacuees in Japan unwilling to return home
According to the survey of 153 Ukrainian evacuees last month, only 16, or 10.5%, said they would return home immediately if a cease-fire is reached.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida meets with Ukraine's prime minister, Denys Shmyhal, during the Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction in Tokyo on Monday.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 23, 2024
Where others dither, Japan delivers on aid to Ukraine
Japan is doing all it can to prove to the Kremlin that it will ultimately be Ukraine, not Russia, that will prosper when the war is over.
Demonstrators protest the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in front of the Russian Embassy in Berlin on Feb. 16.
EDITORIALS
Feb 23, 2024
Vladimir Putin must be shown the limits of his power
Navalny’s death deprives Russia of its most thoughtful and powerful opposition to President Vladimir Putin and his criminal clique.
A member of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service attends a transfer ceremony of special vehicles from Japan to Ukraine in Kyiv on Nov. 20, 2023.
JAPAN / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 23, 2024
An ominous portent emerges for Japan as Ukraine war enters third year
There are growing indications that the once-durable coalition of partners backing Kyiv’s war effort is crumbling — an ominous sign for Japan.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa (far left) hold talks with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken (center right) and South Korean Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul in Rio De Janeiro on Thursday.
JAPAN
Feb 23, 2024
Japan, U.S. and South Korea agree on closer cooperation over North Korea
The countries' top diplomats also discussed efforts to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.
Members of the 31st Separate Mechanized Brigade fire at a Russian target in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the United States and China and their allies are pulling apart, World Trade Organization economists say.
BUSINESS / Economy / ANALYSIS
Feb 23, 2024
Global trade rift widening as Ukraine war passes two-year mark
There are clear signs that the global economy is fragmenting into two separate blocs, World Trade Organization economists say.
Yurii, 53, and Tetiana, 51, attend a rally of families of Ukrainian prisoners of war  in Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine, on Jan. 21.
WORLD
Feb 22, 2024
How life in Ukraine has been shattered by two years of war
Even in remote villages, signs are everywhere of the two-year-old war that has irrevocably changed the face of Ukraine.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa at the G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday
JAPAN
Feb 22, 2024
Japan eyes providing $32 million in additional humanitarian aid to Gaza
At a G20 meeting, Japan's top diplomat voiced concern about the "critical humanitarian situation" in the Gaza Strip.
Iranian ballistic missiles in Tehran. Iran's hard-line clerical rulers have steadily sought to deepen ties with Russia and China, betting that would help Tehran to resist U.S. sanctions and to end its political isolation.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 22, 2024
Iran sends Russia hundreds of ballistic missiles, sources say
An Iranian military official said there had been at least four shipments of missiles and that there would be more in the coming weeks.

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