Central banks raise rates again as Fed drives global inflation fight

Rates raised from Britain to Indonesia after the Fed moved Investors price in bigger hikes from ECB Japan steps in as yen plummets Emerging market currencies under pressure FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Global central banks continued raising interest rates on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve in a fight against inflation that is sending … Read more

New North Korea law outlines nuclear weapons use, including preemptive strikes

A North Korean flag flutters at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, South Korea, July 19, 2022. REUTERS/Kim Hong- Ji/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept 9 (Reuters) – … Read more

Unification Church ex-members in Japan rail at politicians who embraced it

TOKYO, Sept 8 (Reuters) – When Sun Myung Moon, the Korean founder of the Unification Church, needed money for his extensive spiritual and business ventures, he would look to Japan, according to some former members. “Senior officials would tell us he needed hundreds of millions of dollars and that Japan had to pay,” said Masaki … Read more

Ukraine says its troops advance towards Izium as fighting rages in Donbas

Heavy Russian shelling reported along Donbas front Fresh Ukrainian attacks damage key bridge in Kherson Both sides blame the other for shelling the nuclear plant KYIV, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Ukraine reported intense Russian shelling across the frontlines on Tuesday as both sides traded blame for the weekend strike on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex which … Read more

Exclusive: Russian weapons in Ukraine powered by hundreds of Western parts, report says

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – More than 450 foreign-made components have been found in Russian weapons recovered in Ukraine, evidence that Moscow acquired critical technology from companies in the United States, Europe and Asia in the years before the invasion, according to a new report by the Royal United Services Institute defense think tank. Since … 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

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

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

EXCLUSIVE Britain and Japan aim to merge Tempest and FX fighter programs-sources

TOKYO/LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – Britain and Japan are close to an agreement to merge their next-generation Tempest and FX fighter jet programs, with the two countries aiming for a deal on a new joint project by year-end, three sources told Reuters. It would be the first time Japan has sought a non-US partner for … Read more

Japan bids sombre farewell to slain Shinzo Abe, its longest-serving premier

Thousands queue to pay respects to Abe at the temple, party HQ Crowds pack pavements in Tokyo, bow and pray as hearse passes Mourners speak of lost sense of security, sadness Memorial ceremonies to be held at a later date TOKYO, July 12 (Reuters) – With prayers, flowers and flags draped in black ribbons, Japan … Read more