Berlin sets condition for US on exports of German tanks to Ukraine – source

Germany’s Leopard tanks seen as best suited for Ukraine All eyes on Germany when defense leaders meet on Friday US to provide $125 million to Ukraine to support energy systems Cabinet minister among dead in Ukraine helicopter crash KYIV/BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Germany will send German-made tanks to Ukraine as long as the United … Read more

Ukraine’s interior minister among 16 dead in helicopter crash

No immediate explanation for the helicopter crash Ukraine closer to receiving Western tanks Zelenskiy to address the World Economic Forum in Davos BROVARY, Ukraine, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Sixteen people including Ukraine’s interior minister and other senior officials were killed on Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in a suburb outside Kyiv, the national police chief … Read more

Ukraine is pushed for tanks as holdout Germany says new minister to decide

New German defense minister announced as Boris Pistorius Wary Berlin holding up tanks from other European allies Death toll from missile strike in Dnipro rises to 44 DNIPRO, Ukraine/KYIV, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Ukraine came a step closer on Tuesday in its bid to win a fleet of modern battle tanks it hopes could turn … Read more

Russia-Belarus begins joint military exercises, sparking fear in Kyiv of a new offensive

Russia-Belarus conduct joint air drills Jan. 16-Feb. 1 Minsk says drills defensive, Kyiv fears new offensive Russia used Belarus as springboard for Ukraine invasion At least 30 dead after Russian strike on apartment Dnipro mayor says little hope of finding more survivors DNIPRO/KYIV, Ukraine, Jan 16 (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus began joint military exercises … Read more

ACT government urged to consider unconventional housing solutions like co-op living ahead of population rise

The ACT government is being urged to consider unconventional housing models to help address the city’s access and affordability crisis after the territory’s predicted population was revised to more than 500,000 in a decade. Key points: Canberra’s population is predicted to grow by almost 100,000 in the next decade Co-operative living may offer an alternative … Read more

What happens when a small ski town’s only cab company is shuttered?

Designated driver Wayne Grant has been driving people, by donation, on weekends and holidays since last summer.Jeff Pew/The Globe and Mail Wayne Grant is picking up a regular. It is New Year’s Eve and fireworks are going off, even though midnight is hours away. Ann Chambers hugs a friend goodnight, climbs into the backseat of … Read more

Russia says it is extremely concerned by Ukrainian missile downed over Belarus

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Dec 30 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Friday it was extremely concerned about a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile that was shot down after flying into the air space of its close ally Belarus on Thursday. Belarus’ defense … Read more

Temora in NSW puts Braille stickers on shops to raise awareness of vision impairment

Like most kindergarten children, Paddy Wallace is learning to read. But unlike the other kids in his class, he’s blind and uses Braille. Key points: Braille was invented almost 200 years ago but is still a vital tool for people who are blind or vision impaired A community-driven event has put Braille stickers on more … Read more