UN chief demands international access to Ukraine nuclear plant after new attack

Kyiv, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhia site UN’s Guterres says any attack on a nuclear plant is “suicidal” Four ships with Ukrainian food sail from Black Sea ports Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine … Read more

Blinken: China should not hold global concerns ‘hostage’

MANILA, Philippines (AP) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Saturday that China should not hold hostage talks on important global matters such as the climate crisis, after Beijing cut off contacts with Washington in retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan earlier this week. Blinken spoke in an online news … Read more

China launches long-range airstrike drills around Taiwan

The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese military said on Sunday around noon local time that it conducted live-fire drills in the waters and airspace around Taiwan “as planned.” “The drills focused on joint fire land strikes and long-range air strike capabilities,” the command said in a statement posted to its official account on the … Read more

UN’s nuclear watchdog warns on Ukraine plant; Russia shells ‘dozens’ of towns

Two sides exchange blame over nuclear plant danger Ukraine says Russian forces are trying to attack in six eastern areas Four more ships depart with foodstuffs Aug 7 (Reuters) – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency raised grave concern about shelling at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as its military said Russian … Read more

Chinese and Taiwanese warships eye each other as drills due to end

Chinese and Taiwanese ships circle in high seas “cat and mouse” Four days of Chinese drills due to end at noon China warns the US not to create a bigger crisis TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese and Taiwanese warships played high-seas “cat and mouse” on Sunday, hours before the scheduled end of four days … Read more

As tensions rise, Taiwan says China military drills appear to simulate an attack

Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei that infuriated Beijing. Taiwan’s armed forces issued an alert, dispatched air and naval patrols around the … Read more

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

Fourteen killed, at least 110 wounded – Palestinian Health Ministry At least 160 rockets fired towards 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

Taiwan says China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack

BEIJING (AP) – Taiwan said Saturday that China’s military drills appear to simulate an attack on the self-ruled island, after multiple Chinese warships and aircraft crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. that infuriated Beijing. Taiwan’s armed forces issued an alert, dispatched air and naval … Read more

Taiwan says multiple Chinese aircraft and vessels spotted in possible simulated attack

The ministry said some of the aircraft and vessels had crossed the sensitive median line in the Taiwan Strait that separates the island from the Chinese mainland. “Our military has broadcast warnings, deployed combat air patrol and naval vessels and activated land-based missile systems in response to the situation,” said the ministry. The statement did … Read more

China halts military, climate talks with US after Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan

China says it is canceling or suspending dialogue with the US on issues from climate change to military relations and anti-drug efforts in retaliation for a visit this week to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Beijing also imposed sanctions on her. The measures announced Friday are the latest in a promised series of … Read more