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

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … 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

COVID lockdown turns Chinese tourist hotspot Sanya into a nightmare for stranded tourists

People are seen next to restaurants in Houhai village in Sanya, Hainan province, China Nov 26, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – When Chinese businesswoman Yang Jing planned this year’s summer vacation in 2021, she chose the tropical southern island of Hainan because … Read more

Kabul bombing leaves eight dead, more than 20 injured

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

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital at seismic hotspot

COPENHAGEN, Aug. 3 (Reuters) – A volcano has erupted on a mountain near the Icelandic capital Reykjavik after days of increasing earthquakes in the area, the Icelandic Meteorological Bureau (IMO) said Wednesday. Footage and live streams from local news channels MBL and RUV showed lava and smoke spewing from a fissure in the ground on … Read more

Kosovo closes two border crossings after local Serbs block roads

FILE PHOTO – Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany, May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – Kosovo police said they had closed two border crossings in the volatile north … Read more

Gazprom gas cut dampens economic hopes after Ukraine grain deal

Gazprom says shutdown of turbines will further reduce gas to Germany Ukraine hopes to ship grain this week Moscow dismisses concerns that deal could derail KYIV, July 25 (Reuters) – Russia dealt another blow to European countries on Monday over its support of Ukraine, saying it would further cut gas supplies through its largest gas … Read more