China fires missiles in the largest ever drills in waters off Taiwan

Chinese military exercises include firing of missiles Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Taiwan says several government websites have been hacked China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday as it launched unprecedented military drills a day after a visit by US House … Read more

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

TAIPEI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China furiously condemned the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in 25 years as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world” and pledged American solidarity. . Beijing demonstrated its anger with Pelosi’s presence on an island that it says … Read more

Ukraine says scores of Russians killed in Kherson fighting

Kherson is the focus of Ukrainian counter-offensive Ukraine says rail links to Kherson over Dnipro have been cut Ukraine, Russia trade accusations over POW deaths ODESA, Ukraine/KYIV, July 30 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said on Saturday it had killed scores of Russian soldiers and destroyed two ammunition dumps in fighting in the Kherson region, … Read more

Biden begins fifth call with China’s Xi, looking to tamp down Taiwan tension

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping began their fifth call as leaders on Thursday, as concerns mounted over a possible visit to Chinese-claimed Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The White House said the call began at 8:33 am (1233 GMT) and US officials said it would … Read more

Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes after Ukraine grain deal

Gazprom says turbine stop will further cut gas to Germany United Nations hopes for grain exports in days US exploring overland routes after Russian strike KYIV, July 26 (Reuters) – Russia said it will cut gas supplies to Europe from Wednesday in a blow to countries that have supported Ukraine, just as there were hopes … Read more

Ukraine hopes to ship grain again this week despite Russian attack

Russia confirms Odesa strike, says warship was hit Ukraine says grain exports will suffer if strikes continue The grain agreement signed on Friday aims to avert the global food crisis Russian-occupied regions may vote to join Russia in September KYIV, July 25 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it hoped a UN-brokered deal aimed at … Read more

Outraged by strike on Odesa, Ukraine still prepares to resume grain exports

Moscow, Kyiv signed a grain export deal on Friday Accord had sought to avert a major global food crisis Zelenskiy: attack shows Moscow can’t be trusted on deal KYIV, July 24 (Reuters) – Ukraine was pressing ahead on Sunday with efforts to restart grain exports from Odesa and other Black Sea ports after a missile … Read more

Russian missiles hit Ukraine port; Kyiv says it is still preparing grain exports

Two missiles hit grain pumping station in Odesa, Ukraine says Ukraine continues to prepare for grain exports, the minister says Moscow, Kyiv signed a grain export deal on Friday Deal had sought to avert major food crisis UN secretary-general condemns the missile strikes KYIV, July 23 (Reuters) – Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s southern port of … Read more

Russia restarts major gas pipeline, expands Ukraine war goals

Nord Stream pipeline restarts with reduced capacity Moscow says southern Ukraine is also in focus now US says any annexations would not go unchallenged US estimates 15,000 Russian forces killed in war so far July 21 (Reuters) – Russia is resuming supplies of gas via a major pipeline to Europe on Thursday, the pipeline operator … Read more

EU tells members to cut gas usage amid Putin’s new warning

Nord Stream 1 pipeline out of action for maintenance Pipeline due to resume pumping on Thursday EU says states must act now to reduce gas consumption Germany, others have rationing and other plans in place BRUSSELS/LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union told member states on Wednesday to cut gas usage by 15% until … Read more