Sweden agrees to extradite man to Turkey in wake of NATO deal

Swedish and NATO flags are seen printed on paper this illustration taken April 13, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register STOCKHOLM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Sweden’s government has decided to extradite a man to wanted for fraud, it said on Thursday, the first case since Turkey demanded a number … Read more

Wildfires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires tore through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had clambered onto rooftops as the flames got closer. Black-and-orange skies, darkened by the smoke billowing from forests and lit up by the flames, were seen … Read more

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at the border

PRISTINA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it has arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion that she could be a spy, and security authorities were searching “for her intentions.” The country’s interior minister Xhelal Svecla named the journalist as Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she was … Read more

Bus crash in Croatia leaves 12 Polish pilgrims dead, 32 injured

VARAZDIN, Croatia, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Twelve people were in Croatia on Saturday when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims walked off a road and crashed near Varazdin, authorities said. Thirty-two people were injured in the crash which happened at 5:40 am (0340 GMT) on the highway between Varazdin, in northwest Croatia, and capital … Read more

War in Ukraine can’t be ended by ignoring Russia, Erdogan aide says

Combat engineers of pro-Russian troops take part in an operation to demine anti-personnel landmines in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict in Donetsk, Ukraine July 31, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register ANKARA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – A top aid to Turkey’s president said on Friday the international community cannot … Read more

Greek intelligence service boss quits amid wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The head of Greece’s intelligence service stepped down on Friday amid increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an accusation by an opposition party leader that he was wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, chief of the EYP intelligence service, submitted his resignation “following mistaken actions found during lawful wiretapping … 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 east centers on fortified village 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

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

Three grain ships leave Ukraine ports First ship due to arrive in Ukraine since start of war Eastern fighting “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukraine troops 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 a recently concluded … Read more

Airlines scrap, reroute flights as China fires live missiles in drills near Taiwan

SEOUL, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Airlines have canceled flights to Taipei and rerouted others to avoid airspace nearby that has been closed to civilian traffic during Chinese military exercises sparked by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near Taiwan on Thursday in … 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 war, says SCMP KYIV/WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Ukraine said Russia had started creating a military strike force aimed at President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s hometown of … Read more