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

Tesla discloses lobbying effort to set up factory in Canada

Tesla discloses lobbying effort to set up factory in Canada

Aug 9 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is lobbying the Ontario government as part of an effort to set up an “advanced manufacturing facility” in Canada, filing by the electric-vehicle maker to the province’s Office of Integrity Commissioner showed. The company’s Canadian unit is working with the government to “identify opportunities for industrial facility permitting … Read more

US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

US House panel has right to see Trump tax records, court rules

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A US House of Representatives committee has the right to see former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday, rejecting his claims that the request was invalid because it was politically motivated. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against … 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

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record

PARIS, Aug 7 (Reuters) – France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne’s office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that … Read more