Military and diplomatic pressures mount on Russian President

Putin vowed to press attack on Ukraine despite the military setbacks but also faced concerns by India and China over the drawn-out conflict KYIV, Ukraine: Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine’s partly … Read more

China continues military drills around Taiwan even after end of four-day schedule

People’s Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command, which oversees Taiwan, said it would continue drills in waters near Taiwan island Beijing: China on Monday continued its military drills around Taiwan, extending the schedule of war games launched in retaliation to the visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the breakaway island which Beijing claims is … Read more

Canada’s military, where sexual misconduct went to the top, looks for a new path

Several of Canada’s top military officers have been accused of sexual harassment, and the former top commander pleaded guilty this year to criminal charges related to accusations that he committed sexual misconduct when leading the nation’s armed forces. About one-quarter of the women serving in the Canadian military said they had been sexually assaulted during … Read more

‘Absurd to compare Taiwan and Ukraine’: China bristles at Biden’s comments on US military intervention

A surprised and agitated Beijing on Monday denounced President Joe Biden’s assertion that the US would intervene militarily along with Japan if China invaded self-ruled Taiwan, which effectively jeopardises Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious plan of national integration. Taiwan’s integration with the Chinese mainland is the major political plank of Xi, 68, who is widely … Read more

Joe Biden says US military would defend Taiwan if China invaded

President Joe Biden indicated Monday that he would use military force to defend Taiwan if it were ever attacked by China, dispensing with the “strategic ambiguity” traditionally favored by US presidents and repeating even more unequivocally statements that his staff tried to walk back in the past . At a news conference with Prime Minister … Read more

NATO Assures Ukraine Open-Ended Military Support Against Russia

Ukrainian soldiers stand on a main battle tank near Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine. Kyiv: NATO on Sunday pledged open-ended military support for Ukraine, as Finland hailed its “historic” bid to join the alliance and with Western claims that Russia had suffered heavy losses in its push east. The promise came after Finland jettisoned decades of military … Read more