Russian peasants conscripted into the army, Putin says

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – Farmers are among Russians being drafted into the military, President Vladimir Putin told officials on Tuesday, pointing to potential further risks to the 2023 crop. Russia is the largest wheat exporter in the … Read more

Exclusive: Zelenskiy accuses Russia of war crimes, sees no early end to war

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Zelenskiy: It’s too early to say the tide is turning in war The outcome of the war depends on arms deliveries, he says A counterattack in the northeast should boost support, he says Zelenskiy proposes Russia to release prisoners of war in ammonia deal KYIV, Sept. … Read more

As harvest time approaches, China tells farmers to replant or switch crops

NANCHANG, China, Aug. 25 (Reuters) – As the record heatwave in China begins to ease, farmers are assessing the damage caused by a prolonged drought and the government is urging them to replant or change crops where possible. More than 70 days of extreme temperatures and little rain have wreaked havoc along the Yangtze River … Read more

Zelenskiy warns of ‘ugly’ Russian attack for Independence Day

Russia could do something ‘particularly ugly’, warns Ukraine Zelenskiy urges fight against despondency and fear The August 24 event also marks six months since the invasion of Russia New explosions in Crimea; missile near nuclear power plant wounds 12 KYIV, Aug. 21 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged Ukrainians to be vigilant ahead of Wednesday’s … Read more

UN chartered ship in Ukraine ready for trip to Africa

YUZHNE, Ukraine, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The United Nations-chartered ship Brave Commander will depart from Ukraine for Africa in the coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,000 tons of wheat at the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, said a UN official. The ship, which has arrived in port near Odessa, will sail to Ethiopia … Read more

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

Russians Threatening Zaporizhzhya Are “Special Targets” G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw troops from factory Fear of Nuclear Disasters Unless the Fighting Stops Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart from Ukraine KYIV, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers shooting at Europe’s largest nuclear … Read more

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear power plant prompt UN chief to create demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return factory 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 largest nuclear power plant when the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears … Read more

Fierce fighting near Donetsk as Russia launches offensive in eastern Ukraine

Separatists claim to have captured Pisky Ukraine accuses Russia of hiding behind nuclear power plant China blames US for conflict KYIV, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Heavy fighting raged around the eastern Ukrainian city of Pisky on Thursday as Russia continued its campaign to take the entire industrialized Donbas region, while to the west Moscow accused … Read more

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires ripped through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed onto rooftops as flames approached. Black-orange skies, obscured by the smoke billowing from the woods and lit by the flames, were seen over the … Read more

Attack on Ukraine nuclear power plant calls for UN access

Kiev, Moscow trade blame for hits on Zaporizhzhya plant UN Guterres: Any attack on nuclear power plant is ‘suicidal’ Factory in Russian region works normally – Moscow Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week Aug. 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for international inspectors to be allowed access … Read more