Ukraine says it hit Russian troop bases, key bridges in overnight strikes

Ukraine says it hit Russian troop bases, key bridges in overnight strikes

A general view shows the Antonivskyi (Antonovsky) bridge closed for civilians, after it reportedly came under fire during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the Russian-controlled city of Kherson, Ukraine July 27, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Ukraine conducted long-range strikes on Russian troop bases and … Read more

Biden says he is concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

Biden says he is concerned about China’s moves around Taiwan

US President Joe Biden talks to reporters while boarding Air Force One on travel to Eastern Kentucky to visit families affected by devastation from recent flooding, as he departs from Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, US, August 8, 2022. REUTERS /Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Taiwan is not a part of US but Chinese territory, says Chinese foreign minister

Taiwan is not a part of US but Chinese territory, says Chinese foreign minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that Taiwan is not part of the United States but Chinese territory, … Read more

FT says Western governments are alarmed over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

FT says Western governments are alarmed over Turkey’s deepening ties with Russia

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia August 5, 2022. Turkish Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 6 (Reuters) – Western governments are increasingly alarmed about deepening economic ties between Turkey and Russia, warning of the mounting risk that … Read more

Ukraine says it caught two spies who helped destroy infrastructure in Mykolaiv

Ukraine says it caught two spies who helped destroy infrastructure in Mykolaiv

KYIV, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s State Security Service (SBU) detained two men it accused of being Russian intelligence agents responsible for identifying targets for Russian missile strikes that wrecked shipbulding infrastructure in the southern port city of Mykolaiv, the agency said on Saturday . The two men “collected and transmitted intelligence to the enemy … Read more

Pakistan flash floods: 550 dead amid heaviest rains in decades

Pakistan flash floods: 550 dead amid heaviest rains in decades

Government agencies and the army have set up aid and relief camps in flood-hit regions and are working to help relocate families and provide food and medicine. Aside from the fatalities, the flooding had damaged more than 46,200 houses, the National Disaster Management Authority said on Friday. “We’re doing our best to provide for extensive … Read more

Russia Displaces Saudi Arabian Oil In India

Russia Displaces Saudi Arabian Oil In India

Russia’s share of the Indian oil market is growing at the expense of Saudi imports, Bloomberg has reported, noting Russian oil has been selling at a sizeable discount to Saudi crude. Russia became the second-biggest oil supplier to India in June, after Iraq, which remained the biggest oil supplier to the subcontinent. India and China … Read more

Tencent faces new video-game M&A challenge

Tencent faces new video-game M&A challenge

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters Breakingviews) – The frenzy in video-game dealmaking has reached a new level. China’s Tencent (0700.HK) wants to increase its 5% stake in smaller French rival Ubisoft Entertainment (UBIP.PA), the outfit behind the wildly popular “Assassin’s Creed” franchise, according to Reuters. The $380 billion company could offer the founding Guillemot family, who … Read more

Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

Parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef showed the largest amount of coral cover in 36 years, but the reef remains vulnerable to increasingly frequent mass bleaching, an official long-term monitoring program reported on Thursday . The recovery in the central and northern stretches of the UNESCO world heritage-listed reef contrasted … Read more

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

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

Three grain ships due to leave Ukraine ports Friday 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 carrying a total of 58,041 tons of corn have … Read more