Ukraine steps up pressure on Crimea after key Black Sea conquest

A handout picture made available by the Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhaev's telegram channel shows Mikhail Razvozhaev speaking on the phone at the scene of a missile attack on the Sevastopol Shipyard in Crimea, 13 September 2023. EFE/EPA/GOVERNOR OF SEVASTOPOL MIKHAIL RAZVOZHAEV HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Marcel Gascón Kiev, Sept 15 (EFE).- Between Wednesday and Thursday, in less than 48 hours, Ukraine launched two rounds of attacks that damaged a shipyard in Sevastopol, Crimea, where they knocked out an amphibious assault ship and a submarine, and damaged two patrol boats used by Russia to control the Black Sea. At the same … Read more

At least 7 wounded in Russian missile strike on Ukraine’s Dnipro

File photo of a Patriot missile system unit. EFE/FILE/Franck Robichon

Kyiv, Aug 24 (EFE).- At least seven civilians suffered wounds in a Russian missile strike on the southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Thursday, the regional military administration said. Regional military head Serhiy Lysak said the Russian missile hit a critical “transport infrastructure facility” in Dnipro, 500 km southeast of the Ukrainian capital. Lysak said … Read more

Ukraine “deserves” to be in NATO, Turkey’s Erdogan says

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) and Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelenskyy hold a joint press conference in Istanbul on 7 July 2023. EFE/EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Ankara, Jul 8 (EFE).- “There is no doubt that Ukraine deserves membership of NATO,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said early Saturday during a joint press conference with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The two men faced reporters after nearly three hours of talks at the Vahdettin Mansion in Istanbul that included discussion of Kyiv’s NATO … Read more

Beijing accuses US of undermining global peace, condemns AUKUS submarine deal

(L-R) Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden and United Kingdom Prime Minister Rishi Sunak hold a press conference at the Naval Base Point Miramar in San Diego, California, USA, 13 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Washington/Beijing, Mar 14 (EFE).- China on Tuesday accused the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia of undermining global peace and stability, a day after the trio unveiled a plan to acquire and develop nuclear-powered submarines. The submarine deal is part of the AUKUS trilateral security pact, signed in September 2021 to counter Beijing’s growing … Read more

Saudi oil giant Aramco posts record income of $161.1 billion for 2022

(FILE) An image taken through a bus window showing installations seen at a construction site at an oil facility in the desert at Khurais oil field, about 160 km from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 23 June 2008. EFE/EPA/ALI HAIDER

Riyadh, Mar 12 (EFE).- Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Aramco on Sunday announced record profits of $161.1 billion for 2022, a year that saw energy prices soar due to the war in Ukraine and increased demand following the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual profits, up 46.5% from the previous year, are the largest ever recorded by … Read more

At least 9 killed in Russian strikes that also shut down nuclear plant

Kyiv, Mar 9 (EFE).- At least nine civilians died Thursday after the latest wave of Russian missile attacks on Ukraine, officials said, which have also damaged energy infrastructure, completely cutting off the nuclear power plant at Zaporizhzhya from the power grid. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, told a board … Read more

US says Russia reportedly supplying enriched plutonium to China

Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Alexey Likhachev (not pictured), Director General of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom (ROSATOM), to discuss projects in Russia and abroad, at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, 17 June 2020. EFE-EPA FILE/ALEXEI NIKOLSKY/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

Washington, Mar 8 (EFE).- Russia is reportedly supplying highly enriched plutonium to China for its fast breeder reactors, which are designed to generate more fuel than they consume, a US official said Wednesday. “It’s very troubling to see Russia and China cooperating on this,” John F. Plumb, assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said … Read more

UN chief pledges to work towards ‘just peace’ for Ukraine

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (L) attend a joint press conference following their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, 08 March 2023. EFE/EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO

Kyiv, Mar 8 (EFE).- Antonio Guterres met with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday in Kyiv to “seek solutions” to achieve the ultimate goal of a “just peace,” the UN secretary-general said. “The sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Ukraine must be upheld within its internationally recognized borders,” Guterres said at the start of … Read more

Russian army, Taliban targeted by new EU sanctions for violence against women

An illustration on dress code for female students is seen at private Rana university as universities session reopened after holidays, in Kabul, Afghanistan, 07 March 2023. EFE/EPA/SAMIULLAH POPAL

Brussels, Mar 7 (EFE).- The European Union on Tuesday agreed on a package of sanctions against nine people and three organizations including Taliban ministers and high-ranking members of the Russian armed forces for sexual violence and large-scale abuse of women’s rights. This is the first time that the EU has adopted measures to defend women’s … Read more

Sanchez urges Turkey to allow Finland, Sweden Nato accession

Helsinki (Finland), 03/03/2023.- Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin (R) and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (L) attend the press conference in Helsinki, Finland, 03 March 2023. EFE/EPA/KIMMO BRANDT

Helsinki, Mar 3 (EFE).- Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez on Friday called on Turkey to agree to the accession of Finland and Sweden into Nato, which he hopes can be achieved before the alliance’s next summit in Lithuania in July. Sánchez was addressing a press conference in Helsinki alongside Finnish prime minister, Sanna Marin, during … Read more