Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires tore through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed on rooftops as the flames got closer. Black and orange skies, darkened by smoke billowing from the forests and lit by flames, were seen … 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

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

Three grain ships leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships leave Ukraine;  NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war East fights “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukrainian troops endanger civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to go further ISTANBUL/Kyiv, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three grain-laden ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday as part of a recently … Read more

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden and Finland move closer to NATO membership

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive;  Sweden and Finland move closer to NATO membership

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive in the south A strike force targeting the hometown of the president, according to Ukraine The United States and Italy approve the membership of Finland and Sweden in NATO Ukraine calls on China to help end war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started … Read more