UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is “suicidal” Four ships with Ukrainian food sail from Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine … Read more

UN’s nuclear watchdog warns on Ukraine plant; Russia shells ‘dozens’ of towns

Two sides exchange blame over nuclear plant danger Ukraine says Russian forces are trying to attack in six eastern areas Four more ships depart with foodstuffs Aug 7 (Reuters) – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency raised grave concern about shelling at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as its military said Russian … Read more

Chinese and Taiwanese warships eye each other as drills due to end

Chinese and Taiwanese ships circle in high seas “cat and mouse” Four days of Chinese drills due to end at noon China warns US not to create a bigger crisis TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high-seas “cat and mouse” on Sunday, hours before the scheduled end of four days of … Read more

Shelling hits power lines at Ukraine nuclear plant, both sides trade blame

Technicians close reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian Black Sea ports Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia Fighting in eastern centers on fortified villages KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Shelling hit a high-voltage power line on Friday at a major Ukrainian nuclear power station captured by Russia, prompting the plant’s … Read more

Palestinian militants fire rockets at Israel after Gaza air strikes

Israeli airstrikes kill at least 10, wound dozens Islamic Jihad says will hit Tel Aviv, other cities in response Israel says strikes aimed against ‘concrete threat’ Sirens sound in Israeli cities as authorities warn of rockets GAZA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Friday in response … Read more

US calls China’s military action over Taiwan unjustified, Beijing sanctions Pelosi

Taiwan plays down concerns China is staging unprecedented military drills around Taiwan Follows visit by US House Speaker Pelosi to Taipei China says it will sanction Pelosi over ‘vicious’ actions Pelosi, in Japan, joins PM Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China’s firing of missiles during military drills around Taiwan was an … Read more

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

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship due to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Eastern fighting “hell”, says Zelensky Amnesty says Ukraine troops are endangering civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to go further ISTANBUL/KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports on Friday under … Read more

China fires missiles in largest ever drills in waters off Taiwan

Chinese military exercises include firing of missiles Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Taiwan says several government websites have been hacked China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday as it launched unprecedented military drills a day after a visit by US House … Read more

Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

Ukraine warns of new Russian southern offensive Strike force aimed at president’s hometown, says Ukraine US, Italy approve Finland, Sweden accession to NATO Ukraine calls on China to help end the war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force aimed at President Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown … Read more

Germany’s Scholz says Russia has no reason to hold up turbine return

Turbine caught in energy standoff between West, Russia Scholz visits the Siemens Energy factory where turbines are stored Says turbine ready to be sent back to Russia Kremlin: turbine documentation still lacking Kremlin: Nord Stream 2 could supply gas this year MUELHEIM AN DER RUHR, Germany, Aug 3 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on … Read more