Germany poised to send tanks to Ukraine, answering Kyiv’s pleas
The United States and Germany are poised to boost Ukraine’s war effort with the delivery of heavy tanks, sources said, support Russia condemned as a “blatant provocation”
Pakistan faces oil drought warnings as forex woes plague industry
Official indirectly links recent major blackout to conservation measures
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Chilean President criticizes Boluarte in CELAC for repression of protests in Peru
The president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, condemned the repression exercised during the command of his Peruvian counterpart Dina Boluarte against demonstrators in that country and called for a “change of course” in Peru.
NATO calls on members to raise defense spending target
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called on the organization’s member states on Wednesday to increase their current defense spending target of 2%.
Cargo ship sinks between Japan, S Korea; 9 still missing
Japan and South Korea are searching for nine crew members of a cargo ship that capsized in rough weather. Japanese and South Korean media said 13 members of the crew were rescued on Wednesday after the 6,551-tonne “Jintian” sank off the coast of Japan’s Nagasaki.