Russia could buy yuan, rupees and Turkish lira for rainy day fund, central bank says

National flag flies over the headquarters of the Russian Central Bank in Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia is considering buying the … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant when the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Zelenskiy tells officials to stop discussing tactics, probe opens in leak

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda as the Russian attack on Ukraine continues, in Kiev, Ukraine on July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told officials on Thursday … Read more

North Korea declares victory over COVID, leader Kim suggests had it

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared victory over COVID-19 and his sister has indicated he also contracted the virus, while vowing “deadly retaliation” against South Korea, which blames the north for causing the outbreak. Kim ordered the lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, but added that … Read more

Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – At least two police officers and a civilian have been killed after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, officials at the city’s main morgue said Wednesday. Sierra Leone’s government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks and … Read more

South Korea and China clash over US missile defense system, making mediation difficult

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Photo taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, undermining efforts by the … Read more

US accuses Iranian of conspiracy to kill ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards with plotting to assassinate John Bolton, a national security adviser to former President Donald Trump. The Justice Ministry claimed Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, from Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton in retaliation … Read more

Ukraine says 11 dead overnight, Britain marks new Russian force’

Ukraine says 11 dead in central Dnipropetrovsk . region Britain says almost certain of new Russian ground troops Explosions at Russian army base in Crimea Fear of shelling near Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant Mass funeral victims shot and tortured, Ukraine says Aug 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling last night killed 11 people in the central … Read more

Explosion heard near Russian airbase in Crimea, emergency services storm in

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (Reuters) – Three local witnesses told Reuters they heard loud explosions on Tuesday and saw black smoke rising from a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka in the annexed Crimean peninsula. Videos reportedly shot on the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russia begins stripping jets for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are stripping jets to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad due to Western sanctions, four industry sources told to Reuters. The steps are in … Read more