Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

People walk on the bridge over the Narva River at the border crossing with Russia in Narva, Estonia, Feb 16, 2017. Photo taken Feb 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – Estonia has fended off “the most extensive cyberattacks since 2007,” it said … Read more

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

Violent storm kills six in Corsica as island raises new warning

PARIS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – A violent and unexpected storm ravaged the French Mediterranean island of Corsica on Thursday, killing at least six people, including a teenage girl, and meteorologists forecasting more bad weather to come. Hail, heavy rain and winds peaking at 224 kph (140 mph) swept the island early in the day. Two … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the alliance’s leader said Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the Western Balkans’ alienated neighbors. “We now have an important mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” Jens Stoltenberg told a … Read more

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Outrage At Abbas Claims Israel Guilty Of ’50 Holocausts’ German Chancellor, Israeli Prime Minister Lead Conviction In response, Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’ Germany … Read more

China sends troops to Russia for exercise ‘Vostok’

China sends troops to Russia for exercise ‘Vostok’

Members of the Chinese team operate with their Type 96A tank during the Tank Biathlon competition at the International Army Games 2022 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia, August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Chinese troops will travel to Russia to participate in … Read more

Finland restricts visas for Russians amid influx of tourists to Europe

Finland restricts visas for Russians amid influx of tourists to Europe

HELSINKI, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Finland will cut the number of visas issued to Russians from Sept. 1, Finland’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, amid a flood of Russian tourists bound for Europe. Finnish land border crossings remain one of the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a series of … Read more

Ammunition depot explodes in northern Crimea – TASS cites local authorities

Ammunition depot explodes in northern Crimea – TASS cites local authorities

MOSCOW, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – An ammunition depot exploded in northern Crimea, Russia’s TASS news agency reported Tuesday, citing the administration of the village of Mayskoye. The Russian Defense Ministry said there were no “serious” casualties in the Mayskoye explosion, state news agency RIA reported. Earlier on Tuesday, RIA also reported a fire at a … Read more

Angry China hosts more exercises near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

Angry China hosts more exercises near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit

China holds drills near Taiwan as US lawmakers visit China shows images of Taiwan’s strategic Penghu Islands Taiwan President: Committed to Maintaining Stability BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – The Chinese military said it conducted more exercises near Taiwan on Monday, when a group of US lawmakers visited the island claimed by China and met President … Read more

Putin ignores setbacks in Ukraine and brags about Russia’s weapons skills

Putin ignores setbacks in Ukraine and brags about Russia’s weapons skills

LONDON, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow was ready to sell advanced weapons to allies worldwide and cooperate in developing military technology, nearly six months after the war in Ukraine in which its military underperformed than expected. With the Russian leader’s forces repulsed from Ukraine’s two largest cities and … Read more

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA . reports

Putin says Russia and North Korea will expand bilateral relations, KCNA . reports

FILE PHOTO – Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with acting governor of the Kirov region Alexander Sokolov via video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 9, 2022. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin told North … Read more