Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now

Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now

Aug 19 (Reuters) – The UN chief and the presidents of Turkey and Ukraine discussed ways to end the war started by Russia and secure Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, while Russia and Ukraine exchanged allegations of new shelling near the plant. read more DIPLOMACY * UN Guterres said after talks in Lviv, Ukraine, that … Read more

Xi and Putin attend G20 summit in Bali in Indonesia in November

Xi and Putin attend G20 summit in Bali in Indonesia in November

Aug 19 (Reuters) – Chinese and Russian leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit in the holiday island of Bali in November, a longtime adviser to the Indonesian president said Friday. Andi Widjajanto, former cabinet secretary and unofficial adviser to President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, told Reuters the two … Read more

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

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

Stocks choppy, US yields fall as investors digest Fed minutes

A man in a protective mask walks past an electronic board displaying the Shanghai Composite Index, Nikkei Index, and Dow Jones Industrial Average during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak outside a real estate agency in Tokyo, Japan, March 7, 2022. REUTERS / Kim Kyung Hoon Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wall … Read more

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Emigration to Israel from Russia has increased in 2022 Russia wants to close branch of Jewish Agency in Moscow First court hearing in case expected on Friday TEL AVIV, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – In the hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Ilya Fomintsev, a 43-year-old oncologist and director of a medical charity, took to … Read more

Bluebird’s $2.8M Gene Therapy Becomes Most Expensive Drug After U.S. Approval

Bluebird’s .8M Gene Therapy Becomes Most Expensive Drug After U.S. Approval

Signage is on display outside the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in White Oak, Maryland, US, Aug. 29, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved bluebird bios (BLUE.O) gene therapy for patients with a rare … 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