Factbox: Which world leaders are going to the Beijing Winter Olympics and who is not?

Feb 2 (Reuters) – A diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics over human rights in China and concerns about coronavirus have reduced the number of world leaders and foreign dignitaries attending the Games. Here is a list of who is expected to go and who is staying away. IN Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Ukraine announces plan to boost army, Europeans rally behind Zelenskiy

Armed forces to grow by 100,000 over three years British, Polish, Dutch leaders due in Ukraine Russia’s Lavrov due to speak to Blinken KYIV, Feb 1 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a decree on Tuesday to boost Ukraine’s armed forces by 100,000 troops over three years and raise soldiers’ pay, as European leaders lined … Read more

US and UK to punish Putin’s elite friends if Russia invades Ukraine

Russia has massed troops near Ukraine’s borders Johnson will tell Putin to ‘step back from the brink’ US and Britain already sanction some Russian interests WASHINGTON / LONDON / MOSCOW, Jan 31 (Reuters) – The United States and the United Kingdom are prepared to punish Russian elites close to President Vladimir Putin with asset freezes … Read more