Ukraine accuses Russia of using plant as ‘nuclear shield’

Ukraine accuses Russia of using plant as ‘nuclear shield’

Ukraine announces 13 dead in Russian rocket attack Accuses Russia of bombing nearby nuclear power plant Russia says it does not deliberately target civilians Accused Kyiv of bombing power plant in stricken city KYIV, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russia of exploiting its position at a seized nuclear power plant to target … 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

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

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

Palestinian rockets reach west Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

Palestinian rockets reach west Jerusalem on third day of Gaza fighting

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants fired rockets towards Jerusalem on Sunday, causing no casualties but signaling new scope and resolve as Israel pressed airstrikes in the Gaza Strip and admitted Jewish visitors to a disputed mosque. The Islamic Jihad faction said it was targeting Jerusalem in retaliation for Israel’s overnight killing of Khaled … 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

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

Bomb blast in Kabul kills eight, injures more than 20

KABUL, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A bomb blast on a busy shopping street in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least eight people on Saturday and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western district of the city where members of the minority Shia Muslim community regularly meet. Islamic State, … Read more