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

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Zelenskiy wants new sanctions against Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia blame shelling near factory IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops Kiev, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine called for new sanctions against Russia, highlighting the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where new shelling nearby has … 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

Russians and Ukrainians blame again for new shelling at nuclear power plant

Russians and Ukrainians blame again for new shelling at nuclear power plant

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of shelling in recent days Russia says it will do everything it can to allow the IAEA to visit the nuclear power plant IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops KYIV, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian-installed officials on Monday reported shelling near the Zaporizhzhya nuclear … 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

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

US lawmakers arrive in Taiwan as tensions flare in China

TAIPEI/WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – A delegation of US lawmakers arrived in Taiwan on Sunday for a two-day trip during which they will meet President Tsai Ing-wen, the second high-level group to visit amid military tensions between the self-governed island and China. Beijing, which claims that Taiwan is democratically governed as its own territory, has … Read more