Early signs point to a tight presidential election in Kenya

Early signs point to a tight presidential election in Kenya

NAIROBI/ELDORET, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Preliminary results of Kenya’s presidential election have shown a tight race between the two main candidates vying to replace President Uhuru Kenyatta, with citizens praying that the announcement of a winner does not trigger violence as in the past. Tuesday’s election is a major test for the stability of East … Read more

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

Russia launches Iranian satellite

Russia launches Iranian satellite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Russia launched an Iranian satellite into orbit from southern Kazakhstan on Tuesday, just three weeks after President Vladimir Putin and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pledged to work together against the ‘West. The … 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

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

PRISTINA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday he arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion of being a spy, and security authorities were investigating “her intentions”. The country’s interior minister, Xhelal Svecla, appointed journalist Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she was engaged in espionage for Russian military … 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

Moscow and Kyiv exchange accusations after the bombing of a Ukrainian nuclear power plant

Moscow and Kyiv exchange accusations after the bombing of a Ukrainian nuclear power plant

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine on Friday accused each other of bombing the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest of its kind in Europe, and setting the stage for a possible disaster. The Russian Defense Ministry said it was only luck that a radiological accident was averted after what it described as … Read more

Greek intelligence boss resigns amid wiretapping allegations

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Greece’s intelligence chief resigned on Friday amid heightened scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an accusation by an opposition party leader that it would have been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of the EYP’s intelligence service, has tendered his resignation “following erroneous actions discovered during legal wiretapping procedures”, … 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