U.S. calls China’s military action over Taiwan unjustified, Beijing sanctioning Pelosi

U.S. calls China’s military action over Taiwan unjustified, Beijing sanctioning Pelosi

Taiwan plays down concerns China staging unprecedented military drills around Taiwan Follows visit by U.S. House Speaker Pelosi to Taipei China says it will sanction Pelosi over ‘vicious’ actions Pelosi, in Japan, joins PM Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China’s firing of missiles during military drills around Taiwan was an unjustified … Read more

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

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

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

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 ammunitions dump in western Berlin, using water cannons and an army robot to try to contain the blaze that has triggered explosions and was still spreading, officials said. The fire service set up a perimeter zone 1,000 metres (0.6 … Read more

Airlines cancel, reroute flights during Chinese military drills near Taiwan

Airlines cancel, reroute flights during Chinese military drills near Taiwan

SEOUL, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Some airlines have cancelled flights to Taipei and rerouted others using nearby airspace that has been closed to civilian traffic during Chinese military exercises sparked by U.S. 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

U.N. experts: Rwanda has intervened militarily in eastern Congo

U.N. experts: Rwanda has intervened militarily in eastern Congo

DAKAR, Aug 4 (Reuters) – A United Nations Group of Experts said it has “solid evidence” that Rwandan troops have been fighting alongside the M23 rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and providing it with weapons and support. The findings were contained in a confidential report seen by Reuters on Thursday. Rwanda has … Read more