South Korea, China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

South Korea, China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Picture taken on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, threatening to undermine … Read more

Latvia, Estonia withdraw from China cooperation group

Latvia, Estonia withdraw from China cooperation group

The Chinese national flag is seen in Beijing, China April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Latvia and Estonia withdrew from a cooperation group between China and over a dozen Central and Eastern European countries on Thursday, following in the footsteps of … Read more

Pelosi: US cannot allow China’s ‘new normal’ over Taiwan

Pelosi: US cannot allow China’s ‘new normal’ over Taiwan

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday the United States could not allow China to normalize the new level of pressure on Taiwan it asserted with days of military drills following her visit to the Chinese-claimed island. “What we saw with China is that they were trying to … Read more

Ukraine says it will respond to shelling of town, vows to hurt Russians more

Ukraine says it will respond to shelling of town, vows to hurt Russians more

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine will respond to the Russian shelling of a town … Read more

US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

US charges Iranian with plotting to murder ex-Trump adviser Bolton

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – The United States charged a member of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps on Wednesday with plotting to murder John Bolton, a national security adviser to form President Donald Trump. The Justice Department alleged that Shahram Poursafi, also known as Mehdi Rezayi, 45, of Tehran, was likely motivated to kill Bolton … 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

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

China foreign minister walks out moments before ASEAN meeting gala dinner

China foreign minister walks out moments before ASEAN meeting gala dinner

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 PHNOM PENH, Aug 4 (Reuters) – The Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi walked out before the start of a gala dinner of foreign ministers … Read more