Moscow and Kyiv exchange accusations after the bombing of a Ukrainian nuclear plant

Moscow and Kyiv exchange accusations after the bombing of a Ukrainian nuclear plant

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other on Friday of bombing the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest of its kind in Europe, and laying the groundwork for a potential disaster. The Russian Defense Ministry said it was only by luck that a radiation accident was averted after what it described … Read more

Greek Intelligence Service Chief Resigns Amid Wiretapping Accusations

Greek Intelligence Service Chief Resigns Amid Wiretapping Accusations

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The head of Greece’s intelligence service resigned on Friday amid heightened scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an allegation by an opposition party leader that he was wiretapped in 2021. . Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of the EYP intelligence service, tendered his resignation “following erroneous actions found during legal wiretapping … Read more

Bombing Hits Power Lines At Ukraine Nuclear Plant, Both Sides Trade Blame

Bombing Hits Power Lines At Ukraine Nuclear Plant, Both Sides Trade Blame

Technicians shut down reactor at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian Black Sea ports Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia Fighting in the east centers on a fortified village Kyiv, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Shelling hit a high-voltage power line at a major Ukrainian nuclear power plant captured by Russia on … Read more

Palestinian militants fire rockets at Israel after Gaza airstrikes

Palestinian militants fire rockets at Israel after Gaza airstrikes

Israeli airstrikes kill at least 10, wound dozens Islamic Jihad says it will attack Tel Aviv and other cities in response Israel says strikes were aimed at a ‘concrete threat’ Sirens sound in Israeli cities as authorities warn of rockets GAZA, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Palestinian militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at Israel … Read more

The United States describes China’s military action on Taiwan as unjustified and Beijing sanctions Pelosi

The United States describes China’s military action on Taiwan as unjustified and Beijing sanctions Pelosi

Taiwan downplays concerns China conducts unprecedented military exercises in Taiwan Follows US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei China says it will sanction Pelosi for ‘ruthless’ actions Pelosi in Japan Joins Prime Minister Kishida in Condemning China TAIPEI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China’s missile launch during military exercises around Taiwan was an unwarranted escalation, U.S. … Read more

Ukraine wants maritime safe passage deal to extend beyond grain

Ukraine wants maritime safe passage deal to extend beyond grain

Three grain ships leave the ports of Ukraine First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the beginning of the war Fighting in the east is ‘hell,’ says Zelenskiy NATO chief warns Putin must not be allowed to win ISTANBUL/KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three bulk carriers left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a safe passage … Read more

UK says Russia’s actions at Zaporizhzhia power plant likely undermine its security

Bombing Hits Power Lines At Ukraine Nuclear Plant, Both Sides Trade Blame

A view shows a damaged building at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant complex, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Enerhodar, Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine, in this handout image released on March 17, 2022. Service press release from the National Nuclear Power Generation Company Energoatom/Brochure via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record … Read more

Pelosi praises Taiwan and says trip to Asia was not to change the status quo

Pelosi praises Taiwan and says trip to Asia was not to change the status quo

TOKYO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday praised Taiwan, pledged U.S. solidarity and said her tour of Asia, which led to unprecedented military exercises by part of an angry China, it was never about changing the regional status quo. Pelosi and a congressional delegation were in Japan on the final … Read more

Analysis: Taiwan Tensions Reveal Challenges for US Navy as Chinese Threat Grows

Analysis: Taiwan Tensions Reveal Challenges for US Navy as Chinese Threat Grows

HONG KONG, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The long route of Tuesday’s flight by Nancy Pelosi over Borneo to Taipei and the complex passage of a US aircraft carrier through the South China Sea highlight the difficulties US forces now face against an army Chinese eager to flex his muscles over Taiwan. US military officials repeatedly … Read more

China fires missiles in largest drills in history in Taiwan waters

China fires missiles in largest drills in history in Taiwan waters

Chinese military exercises include missile launches Suspected drones fly over Taiwanese islands Taiwan says several government websites were hacked China says it’s an internal matter TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday as it carried out unprecedented military exercises a day after a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy … Read more