Posts tagged as USA

US firm to make 20,000 coronavirus tests for Lithuania next week

Friday, March 27, 2020

Thermo Fisher Scientific Baltics, the Lithuanian branch of the global corporation Thermo Fisher, will produce the first 20,000  coronavirus   tests for Lithuanian next week, its CEO says. “We have a contract for 100,000 tests and will provide 20,000 tests every week,” Algimantas Markauskas told LRT RADIO on Thursday, adding that the company would produce tests for other countries, too. “Tests are sold by the corporation. The US demand for…

Coronavirus threatens NATO combat readiness

By Vairis Godmanis on Thursday, March 12, 2020

U.S. European Command is already cutting back on its plans for the large-scale combat exercise on the continent that kicks off this spring. The decision was made to curtail the exercise in order to deal with the spread of the novel form of coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, that already forced the U.S. Army Europe commander to self-quarantine himself earlier this week. US Commander in Europe Christopher Cavoli and several…

USA Is Pulling Nukes Out Of Turkey

By Rod Renny on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

As reported earlier, Air Mobility Command’s C-17A Globemaster III arrived at Incerlik AB, Turkey from Sicily, Italy on February, 20 as a part of US-led train Defender Europe 2020, Air Mobility Command officers mentioned. 5 extra C-17A Globemasters III arrived to Incerlik AB from Ramstein Air Base on February, 21. Our sources at Incerlik AB affirm that the presence of 5 further transport plane is a transparent proof of getting…

U.S. to pledge USD 1 billion to boost energy project in Eastern Europe – Pompeo

Monday, February 17, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday said Washington pledged “up to USD 1 billion” to boost energy projects in Eastern Europe as part of efforts to reduce reliance on Russian natural gas, informed LETA/AFP. “The United States — through our International Development Finance Corporation, and with the support of the US Congress — intends to provide up to USD 1 bn in financing to the Central and Eastern…

Pompeo pledges unwavering support for Ukraine ahead of Zelenskiy meeting

Friday, January 31, 2020

The top US diplomat said Washington stood behind Kyiv in “stopping Russia’s agression.” Ukraine has been at the center of a series of domestic scandals in the US. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Ukraine on Friday, becoming the first member of US President Donald Trump’s cabinet to meet Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Pompeo was seeking to smooth over relations after a call between Trump and Zelenskiy caused…

India neglected Russia in favor of the USA and Europe

By Adomas Abromaitis on Monday, November 25, 2019

Once the main importer of the Soviet and then Russian weapons and military equipment, India turned out to be an unstable and unreliable partner for Moscow. The breach of contracts and deals by New Delhi has become a routine and it seems that it does not surprise Russian partners. India, perfectly understanding the mutual interest in relations with Russia, nevertheless is actively seeking ways to fruitful contacts with both Europe…

Ukraine knew of stalled aid far earlier than White House claims, official testifies

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ukraine raised concerns about a hold on military aid on the same day as Donald Trump’s infamous phone call with its president, a Pentagon official told the impeachment inquiry on Wednesday. The evidence from Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary of defence, knocks down a key pillar of the White House’s defence: that Ukraine was unaware of the suspension of nearly $400m in security assistance until a much later date.…

Lithuania signs €145m deal to buy American armoured vehicles

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Lithuania signed an agreement on Thursday to purchase 200 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) from the United States, a deal worth 145 million euros. The JLTVs will be manufactured by Oshkosh Defense. The vehicles are to be delivered to Lithuania between late 2021 and 2024. “This will strengthen the support of the Land Force and Special Operations Forces, and will enhance specific intelligence, artillery and logistics capabilities,” Defence Minister Raimundas…

Washington is preparing to relocate troops to Europe

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, October 14, 2019

On 9 October, Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu met with National Security Adviser of the United States Robert O’Brien, and discussed transatlantic cooperation and regional security. At the meeting, the Foreign Minister thanked the United States for its security and defense assistance, which is highly appreciated in Estonia. “We are convinced that the defense of Europe requires the participation of the United States and this is why we highly appreciate the…

FBI asks public to help identify victims after serial killer confesses to 93 murders

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in identifying dozens of victims of the man who has confessed to strangling 93 people, claims the agency says are credible and make him the most prolific serial killer in US history. Investigators who have interviewed Samuel Little at a Los Angeles-area prison say they have confirmed 50 of the homicides he admitted to carrying out between 1970 and 2005 and have…