North Korea tells South Korea president to ‘shut up’ over aid offer

Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, attends the wreath-laying ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam, March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Pool/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SEOUL, Aug. 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Yo Jong, the powerful sister of leader … Read more

Russia says Ukraine plans ‘provocation’ at nuclear power plant; Kiev rejects accusation

Kiev says the solution is simple, Russia must leave the factory Russia denies using weapons on or around factory UN chief Guterres visits Ukraine LONDON, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday there was a risk of a man-made disaster at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant and accused Kiev and the West of planning … Read more

Ukraine says battle ‘stalled’ ahead of UN chief’s visit

UN chief meets with Zelenskiy in Lviv . on Thursday Seven dead in Russian attack on Kharkov – emergency service Ukrainian troops repel Russian attack in Kherson Kiev, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces said on Thursday they had repulsed a Russian attack in the southern Kherson region, while shelling by Kremlin forces in Kharkiv … Read more

Taiwan’s Air Force flexes muscles in the face of Chinese war games

HUALIEN, Taiwan, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Taiwanese F-16 fighters roared into the night sky on Wednesday in a show of power for the media, demonstrating the military’s determination to defend the democratically governed island in the light of the days of Chinese War games. China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has been conducting military … Read more

Chinese military ship docks in Sri Lanka port despite Indian concerns

Chinese military research vessel Yuan Wang 5 arrives at Hambantota International Port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register COLOMBO, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese military research vessel docked at the Chinese-built port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka on Tuesday after being delayed for … Read more

Stocks fall, oil slumps on recession fears

Pedestrians wait to cross a road at an intersection near a giant display of stock indexes in Shanghai, China, August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SINGAPORE, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Asian markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, weighted by concerns over global growth after weak Chinese data … Read more

China to cancel holdings of US Treasuries for 7th month

American and Chinese flags are seen in front of a US dollar banknote featuring American founder Benjamin Franklin and a Chinese yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in this illustration photo, taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee /Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – … Read more

Iran says Rushdie and supporters are responsible for attack

Do not blame Tehran, Foreign Ministry spokesman says Says novelist ‘crossing red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to make accusations against Tehran over Friday’s attack on … Read more

Kenya’s Ruto: from village chicken seller to president

SAMBUT, Kenya, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – In the rolling red hills outside the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, residents remember William Ruto as a barefoot schoolboy who sold chickens at a roadside stall. Even then, he possessed a fierce intelligence, they recalled, as they welcomed his ascent to his country’s presidency on Monday with a … Read more

South Africa’s ‘quiet revolution’ as those with cash go solar

Power crisis drives South Africans to solar PV Cost barrier widens the gap between rich and poor Not selling back to the net a missed opportunity JOHANNESBURG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Thanks to his solar panels on the roof, Pierre Moureau only notices the blackouts that regularly plunge South Africans into darkness when complaints surface … Read more