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 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 triggered … Read more

EU puts forward ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, August 4,2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday said it put forward a “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of shelling nuclear plant again

A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register Europe’s biggest nuclear plant, Zaporizhzhia, hit again Zelenskiy urges new sanctions on Russia; Moscow blames Kyiv … Read more

War in Ukraine set to enter new phase -UK military intelligence

Aug 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s war in Ukraine is about to enter a new phase, with most fighting shifting to a nearly 350 kilometre (217 mile) front stretching southwest from near Zaporizhzhia to Kherson, parallel to the Dnieper River, British military intelligence said on Saturday. Russian forces are almost certainly amassing in the south of … Read more

Air strikes, rocket attacks push Israel, Gaza into second day of fighting

Fourteen killed, at least 110 wounded -Palestinian Health Ministry At least 160 rockets fired toward Israel -military Israel killed Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza on Friday GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israel struck in Gaza and Palestinians fired rockets at Israeli cities on Saturday after an Israeli operation against the Islamic Jihad militant group ended … 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

Moscow, Kyiv exchange accusations after Ukrainian nuclear plant shelled

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine on Friday accused each other of shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the biggest of its kind in Europe, and laying the ground for a potential disaster. Russia’s defense said it was only by luck that a radiation accident had been avoided ministry after what it described … 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

U.S. opposes any effort to change Taiwan status quo , Blinken says

PHNOM PENH, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States opposes any unilateral efforts to change the Taiwan status quo, especially by force, and its policy on Taiwan has not changed, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Southeast Asian counterparts on Thursday. Cross-strait stability is in the interests of the whole region, he told a meeting … Read more

Firefighters battle out-of-control blaze at Berlin ammunitions dump

BERLIN, Aug 4 (Reuters) – More than 100 firefighters on Thursday battled a fire at an ammunition dump in western Berlin, using water cannons and an army robot to try to contain the blaze that had triggered explosions and was still spreading, officials said. The fire service set up a perimeter zone 1,000 meters (0.6 … Read more