Kherson officials ease river crossings from Russian-held territory

Kherson officials ease river crossings from Russian-held territory

KYIV, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Officials in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson announced on Saturday they would help citizens evacuate from parts of Russian-occupied territory on the east bank of the Dnipro River amid fears of intensified fighting. Yaroslav Yanushevych, the regional governor, said officials were temporarily lifting a ban on crossings to allow … Read more

Honduras to suspend some constitutional rights to fight gang violence

Honduras to suspend some constitutional rights to fight gang violence

TEGUCIGALPA, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The government of Honduras announced on Saturday that it will suspend some constitutional rights in areas of two main cities controlled by criminal groups. The rights would be suspended under a national security emergency that would last for 30 days and be implemented on Tuesday in some of the poorest … Read more

EU proposal would send proceeds of frozen Russian funds to Ukraine

EU proposal would send proceeds of frozen Russian funds to Ukraine

Russia must pay for devastation in Ukraine, von der Leyen says Proposal includes fund to invest Russian cbank liquid assets The assets would be returned to owners once sanctions lifted Frozen funds include $300 bln of Russia’s foreign reserves Moscow says such a move would amount to theft BRUSSELS, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The European … Read more

Overseas Chinese step up protests as calls mount for change

Overseas Chinese step up protests as calls mount for change

TORONTO/HONG KONG, Nov 30 (Reuters) – From Sydney to Toronto, mainland Chinese have stepped up protests this week, with demands to end the world’s most stringent COVID-19 restrictions evolving into calls to “free China” and for President Xi Jinping to step down. Overseas-based Chinese and their supporters rallied in Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York … Read more

Italy lawmakers call off vote on extending Ukraine arms supplies

Italy lawmakers call off vote on extending Ukraine arms supplies

Govt considers issuing new decree on weapons Arming Ukraine contentious in ruling coalition PM Meloni says peace requires maintaining balance of power ROME, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Italy’s ruling rightist parties on Tuesday withdrew an amendment that would have allowed the government to continue sending weapons to Ukraine throughout 2023, a parliamentary source said, after … Read more

China likely to have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035: Pentagon

China likely to have 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035: Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – China will likely have a stockpile of 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035 if it continues with its current nuclear buildup pace, according to a report released by the Pentagon on Tuesday. The figure underscores mounting US concerns about China’s intentions for its expanding nuclear arsenal, even though the projections do … Read more

Workers who won’t sign Russian contracts banned from nuclear plant – Ukraine

Workers who won’t sign Russian contracts banned from nuclear plant – Ukraine

KYIV, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Monday Moscow had banned Ukrainian technicians who have refused to sign contracts with Russia’s atomic energy firm from entering the vast Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that Russian forces seized in March. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, which is in Ukraine’s partially-occupied southeastern region of … Read more

Exclusive: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

Exclusive: US, Russia have used their military hotline once so far during Ukraine war

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – A communications line created between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war against Ukraine has been used only once so far, a US official told Reuters. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the United States initiated a call through … Read more

The yuan’s the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback

The yuan’s the new dollar as Russia rides to the redback

Russia turns to the Chinese currency amid sanctions Moscow becomes No.4 offshore trading center for yuan Yuan’s share of Russian FX market jumps from 1% to 45% Russian central bank supports trend but warns of risks This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW/SHANGHAI, Nov … Read more

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Zelenskiy warns of more Russian attacks

Russia’s war on Ukraine latest news: Zelenskiy warns of more Russian attacks

Nov 28 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy warned Ukrainians to expect another brutal week of cold and darkness ahead, predicting that Russian attacks on infrastructure would not stop until Moscow runs out of missiles. DIPLOMACY * A communications line created between the militaries of the United States and Russia at the start of Moscow’s war … Read more