Russia still seems to be beefing up the military presence on its border with Ukraine, while Kyiv has received military support from the US and and its NATO allies. Germany won't send weapons to Ukraine, saying that would only escalate the situation.
12 Oct 2021
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the US is the "root cause" of instability on the Korean Peninsula. He said Pyongyang is only increasing its military capabilities as a deterrent.
11 Jul 2021
China is reportedly building over 100 new silos for the deployment of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
27 May 2021
Many French businesses have only just reopened due to Covid-19 restrictions, but some are already considering closing for part of the summer. Employees have built up their annual leave during the government-ordered closures for sectors like hospitality. As a result, employers could face staffing shortages. French law does allow companies to force workers to take some leave, but it has proven controversial. Also today, WhatsApp is taking legal action in India over new media rules.
13 Apr 2021
NATO has vowed to back Ukraine amid tensions in the in eastern Donbass region. The Kremlin accused the US and NATO of turning Ukraine into a "powder keg."