Five injured as explosions rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea

Five injured as explosions rock Russian airbase in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Explosions rocked a Russian air base near resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Thursday, injuring five people according to local authorities, which Moscow attributed to detonations in ordnance stories. Local witnesses told … Read more

Record rain kills at least 8 in South Korean capital

Record rain kills at least 8 in South Korean capital

SEOUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) – At least eight people have died in and around Seoul overnight, South Korean authorities said on Tuesday, after torrential rains knocked out power, caused landslides and left roads and subways submerged. The southern part of the nation’s capital received more than 100 mm (3.9 inches) of rain per hour Monday … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping airliners for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are retiring jetliners to get spare parts they can no longer buy from abroad in because of Western sanctions, four industry sources told Reuters. The measures are in … Read more

China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s military announced new military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan on Monday – a day after the scheduled end of its biggest-ever drills to protest China’s visit to China. last week in Taipei by US President Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct joint … Read more

UN chief calls for international access to Ukrainian nuclear power plant after new attack

UN chief calls for international access to Ukrainian nuclear power plant after new attack

Kyiv and Moscow are responsible for visits to the Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on nuclear power plant is ‘suicidal’ Four ships carrying Ukrainian food leave Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded on Monday that international inspectors be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant after … Read more

Chile sinkhole grows big enough to engulf France’s Arc de Triomphe

Chile sinkhole grows big enough to engulf France’s Arc de Triomphe

Aug 7 (Reuters) – A sinkhole in Chile has doubled in size, growing big enough to engulf France’s Arc de Triomphe and prompting authorities to order a halt to work at a nearby copper mine. The sinkhole, which emerged on July 30, is now 50 meters (160 feet) in diameter and drops 200 meters (656 … Read more

Chinese and Taiwanese warships eye each other as drills are due to end

Chinese and Taiwanese warships eye each other as drills are due to end

Chinese and Taiwanese ships turn on the high seas “cat and mouse” Four days of Chinese exercises must end at noon China warns US not to create bigger crisis TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese and Taiwanese warships played “cat and mouse” on the high seas on Sunday, hours before the scheduled end of four … Read more

Airstrikes and rocket fire push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

Airstrikes and rocket fire push Israel and Gaza into second day of fighting

Fifteen killed, dozens injured – Palestinian Ministry of Health At least 200 rockets fired at Israel-military Israel killed the commander of Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israeli planes struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets deep into Israel on Saturday, a day after an Israeli operation against the Islamic … Read more

Bombing hits power lines of Ukrainian nuclear power plant, both sides accuse each other

Bombing hits power lines of Ukrainian nuclear power plant, both sides accuse each other

Technicians shut down the reactor of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian Black Sea ports Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia The fighting in the east centers on the fortified village KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Bombings hit a high-voltage power line at a major Ukrainian nuclear power plant captured by … Read more

US calls China’s military action on Taiwan unjustified, Beijing sanctions Pelosi

US calls China’s military action on Taiwan unjustified, Beijing sanctions Pelosi

Taiwan downplays concerns China holds unprecedented military drills around Taiwan Follows US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei China says it will sanction Pelosi for his ‘violent’ actions Japan’s Pelosi joins PM Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China’s missile fire during military exercises around Taiwan constitutes an unwarranted escalation, U.S. Secretary … Read more