Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines grants US better access to bases amid China concerns

Philippines and USA agree to add four locations under EDCA Deal comes amid South China Sea tensions over Taiwan EDCA allows US access to Philippine military bases MANILA, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines has granted the United States expanded access to its military bases, its defense chiefs said on Thursday, amid growing concerns over … Read more

Honda will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM

Honda will start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system co-developed with GM

TOKYO, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Japan’s Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said it would start producing a new hydrogen fuel cell system jointly developed with General Motors Co (GM.N) this year and increase gradually its sales this decade, into an offer to develop its hydrogen activity. Honda will target annual sales of around 2,000 units of … Read more

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be held ‘The current situation is unfolding under unusual circumstances,’ says acting president Deserted streets in some Myanmar towns for silent protest Protesters hold rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta has extended the country’s state of emergency for another six months, … Read more

Two years on, Myanmar coup has ‘catastrophic record’

Two years on, Myanmar coup has ‘catastrophic record’

Jan 31 (Reuters) – Two years after Myanmar’s military coup, a young factory worker turned resistance fighter is mourning the loss of his leg in battle. A former diplomat has not seen his family for four years. A beauty queen adjusts to a new life in wintery Canada. And an exiled teacher dreams of going … Read more

US stops granting export licenses to Chinese Huawei – sources

US stops granting export licenses to Chinese Huawei – sources

Jan 30 (Reuters) – The Biden administration has stopped approving licenses allowing U.S. companies to export most items to China’s Huawei, according to three people familiar with the matter. Huawei has faced U.S. export restrictions on items for 5G and other technologies for several years, but U.S. Commerce Department officials have granted licenses to some … Read more

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Western allies diverge on jets for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says ‘no’ when asked about F-16s for Ukraine Zelenskiy says Moscow is looking for ‘big revenge’ A Russian administrator claims a foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv could regain ground as Western weapons arrive – group KYIV, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s defense minister is expected in Paris on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron amid … Read more

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

In diplomatic coup, Taiwanese president holds talks with Czech president-elect

Pavel won the Czech presidential election on Saturday Taiwan’s Pavel and Tsai highlight shared values ​​on call China opposes other countries dealing with Taiwan Beijing sees Taiwan as a renegade province TAIPEI/PRAGUE, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen held a phone call with Czech President-elect Petr Pavel on Monday, a highly unusual move … Read more

Biden says there are no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

Biden says there are no F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims gains

A Russian administrator claims a foothold in Vuhledar Kyiv says Russian gains come at huge cost Think tank says lag in Western armaments halted Ukraine’s advance KYIV, Ukraine/WASHINGTON, Jan 30 (Reuters) – The United States will not provide the F-16 fighter jets that Ukraine has sought in its fight against Russia, President Joe Biden said … Read more

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

NATO chief urges South Korea to step up military support for Ukraine

NATO chief seeks closer ties with Asian allies Urges South Korea to provide more military aid to Ukraine Says China also poses a challenge to ‘our values’ SEOUL, Jan 30 (Reuters) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Monday urged South Korea to increase its military support for Ukraine, citing other countries that have changed … Read more

Chinese Baidu will launch a ChatGPT-style bot in March – source

Chinese Baidu will launch a ChatGPT-style bot in March – source

BEIJING, Jan 30 (Reuters) – Chinese internet search giant Baidu Inc (9888.HK) plans to launch an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT in March, Reuters has been told. a person close to the file. The tech company plans to launch the service as a standalone app and gradually merge it into its … Read more