US pledges more military aid to Ukraine

WASHINGTON Most of the aid has been granted since the beginning of the war on February 24th. In recent months, the Americans have launched various aid packages for Ukraine on a large scale and in rapid succession. Their initial focus was on delivering weapons and ammunition to the front in Ukraine as quickly as possible […]

Ukraine celebrates independence – concerns about Russian attacks

A Ukrainian woman stands on a destroyed Russian tank Today Ukraine celebrates its 31st Independence Day. (Photo: IMAGO/ZUMA Wire) Kyiv In the shadow of the Russian war of aggression that has been going on for six months, Ukraine is celebrating its national holiday on Wednesday. Independence Day is an important date for Ukrainians “and therefore […]

China threatens to take Taiwan by force

Chinese pilot The Chinese military is currently demonstrating its strength in front of Taiwan. (Photo: dpa) Tokio China has presented a new white paper on Taiwan – thereby exacerbating the conflict with the island state. The publication makes it clear that there is no compromise for the leadership in Beijing: they are unequivocally raising their […]

Grain agreement near agreement – ​​EU announces new sanctions package

Ukrainian grain field Kyiv, Brussels The export of millions of tons of grain from the war-torn Ukraine is to be jointly monitored by the conflicting parties under UN leadership. An agreement to end Russia’s grain blockade in the Black Sea, due to be signed on Friday, calls for a joint control center in Istanbul to […]

Ukrainian Defense Minister announces major offensive in the south of the country

Moscow, Kyiv According to Ukrainian sources, 15 people were found dead in a collapsed block of flats in Chasiv Yar in the Donetsk region. President Volodymyr Zelensky then threatened Russian soldiers with consequences. At the same time he ordered his army to recapture occupied areas in the south of the country. Civilians were called there […]

US government does not rule out new offshore drilling

WASHINGTON However, the ministry’s proposals also include the possibility of dispensing with new so-called offshore drilling. It also proposes possible auctions of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore Alaska. The plan exempts public waters on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts from drilling. Home Secretary Deb Haaland has stressed that the plan is […]

How the lockdowns are damaging China’s reputation as a location for innovation

VW Work in China Companies from the automotive industry are fully committed to China. (Photo: dpa) Peking China had actually developed into an increasingly important research and development location for foreign companies in recent years – until the pandemic came. The lockdowns, especially the nine-week lockdown of Shanghai, could be a “game changer”, said Jörg […]

German ex-boss of Austria’s energy group OMV not relieved

WIEN Seele moved from the management of Wintershall to OMV in 2015. There he had put his faith in investments and business in Russia. In retrospect, OMV supervisory board chairman Mark Garrett described this as a mistake. He pointed out that the company had to write off two billion euros on Russia-related projects in the […]

Allianz sells majority stake in Russia

Allianz Interholding takes over the majority of the Russian business. (Photo: ullstein bild/Getty Images) Frankfurt Allianz is not withdrawing completely from Russia, but is significantly reducing its involvement there. The Dax group is selling a majority stake in its Russian business to Interholding, the owner of Russian property insurer Zetta Insurance. The insurer did not […]

Switzerland blocks the transfer of Danish tanks to Ukraine

BERN Denmark wanted to deliver Piranha III wheeled armored personnel carriers to Ukraine. Seco justified its no with Switzerland’s neutrality and with the War Material Act, which prohibits the export of military goods to war zones. Germany made two requests for permission to pass on ammunition for the Gepard anti-aircraft tank, among other things, and […]