Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are “special targets” G7 nations call on Moscow to withdraw troops from the plant Fear of nuclear catastrophe unless fighting stops Russia warns it may cut bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart Ukraine KYIV, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who shoot at Europe’s largest … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heatwave persists

Firefighters from across Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heatwaves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to France’s rescue on Friday to battle a massive wildfire, while fire also raged in Portugal and parts of England faced a severe … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed in the neck and torso onstage at a lecture in New York state on Friday and airlifted to a hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

Climate risks dwarf Europe’s energy crisis, space chief warns

PARIS, Aug 11 (Reuters) – The head of the European Space Agency (ESA) has warned economic damage from heatwaves and drought could dwarf Europe’s energy crisis as he called for urgent action to tackle climate change. Director General Josef Aschbacher told Reuters successive heatwaves along with wildfires, shrinking rivers and rising land temperatures as measured … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Kenyans anxious for news on next president, two days after tight vote

Opposition leader Odinga faces Deputy Pres. Ruth Election commission yet to say when it’ll announce winner Kenyans anxious for updates; media tallies inconclusive Previous elections marred by violence, claims of rigging NAIROBI/ELDORET, Kenya, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Kenyans crowded round radios and televisions on Thursday, increasingly anxious for news of who their next president might … Read more

The high price of a Sri Lankan family’s bid to flee crisis

KUDAMADUWELLA, Sri Lanka, Aug 10 (Reuters) – As anarchy gripped the Sri Lankan city of Colombo in May, Meenu Mekala and Nirosh Ravindra gambled their family’s life savings on a two-week, 4,700-km voyage aboard a rusting trawler with their two young sons. The decision ended in ruin. Meenu, a Buddhist, and Nirosh, a Christian, met … Read more

North Korea declares victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the Worker’s Party on the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2022. KCNA via Reuters Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 … Read more

Ukraine says 11 killed overnight, Britain flags new Russian force

Ukraine says 11 killed in central Dnipropetrovsk region Britain says almost certain of new Russian ground force Explosions at Russian army base in Crimea Fears over shelling near Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Mass burial victims shot, tortured, says Ukraine Aug 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed 11 people in Ukraine’s central Dnipropetrovsk region overnight, governor … Read more

Away from Gaza, Islamic Jihad digs in against Israel on the West Bank

Gaza conflict sparked by arrest in Jenin Islamic Jihad has a strong presence in the West Bank Movement targets young recruits, claims resistance mantle JENIN, West Bank, Aug 9 (Reuters) – For the masked gunmen in Jenin refugee camp, Israel’s unannounced strike against Islamic Jihad in Gaza on Friday can have come as little surprise … Read more