Canadian lawmakers plan Taiwan trip amid rising China tensions

Canadian lawmakers plan Taiwan trip amid rising China tensions

A Canadian flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, Aug 17 (Reuters) – A delegation of Canadian lawmakers plans to visit Taiwan in October to seek economic opportunities in the Asia Pacific … Read more

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

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

Havana announces blackouts, cancels carnival as crisis deepens

Havana announces blackouts, cancels carnival as crisis deepens

HAVANA, July 30 (Reuters) – The Cuban capital of Havana will begin electricity blackouts in August, has canceled carnival and is taking other measures as the country’s energy crisis worsens, state media reported on Saturday. The capital, home to a fifth of the population of 11.2 million and center of economic activity in Cuba, had … Read more

Explainer: Blood, treasure and chaos: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine

Explainer: Blood, treasure and chaos: the cost of Russia’s war in Ukraine

A rescuer walks among debris at a site of a residential area destroyed by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Toretsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine July 27, 2022. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

China agrees to more EU cooperation but silent on frozen pact

China agrees to more EU cooperation but silent on frozen pact

An attendant walks past EU and China flags ahead of the EU-China High-level Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China June 25, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, July 19 (Reuters) – China agreed to coordinate economic policies with the European Union, liberalize trade and investment, … Read more

Putin: West cannot isolate Russia and send it back in time

Putin: West cannot isolate Russia and send it back in time

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, July 18 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that it was impossible to cut Russia off from the rest of the world, and that sanctions imposed by Western countries would not turn the clock … Read more

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia shelling ‘along the entire front line’ – Ukraine military Russia regrouping for offensive toward Sloviansk, Kyiv says Moscow orders steps to prevent Ukrainian strikes in east KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would … Read more

NASA, Russian space agency sign deal to share space station flights – Roscosmos

NASA, Russian space agency sign deal to share space station flights – Roscosmos

July 15 (Reuters) – NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed a long-sought agreement to integrate flights to the International Space Station, allowing Russian cosmonauts to fly on US-made spacecraft in exchange for American astronauts being able to ride on Russia’s Soyuz , the agencies said Friday. “The agreement is in the interests of … Read more