Satellite images show destruction at Russian air base in Crimea

This satellite image from Planet Labs PBC shows destroyed Russian aircraft at Saki Air Base after an explosion on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.Planet Labs PBC/The Associated Press Satellite photos released on Thursday showed destruction at a Russian air base in Crimea, hit in an attack that suggested Kiev may have received new long-range strikes with … Read more

South Korea and China clash over US missile defense system, making mediation difficult

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

Germany’s economy faces a €260 billion blow as the energy crisis continues

The German economy will lose more than £220 billion (€260 billion) in value added by the end of the decade, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and skyrocketing energy prices – revealing negative effects on the country’s labor market. According to a study by the Institute of Employment Research (IAB), Germany’s price-adjusted gross domestic … Read more

China’s constant criticism amid tensions in Taiwan cannot be avoided, Acting Prime Minister says

The acting prime minister insists the federal government can do little to fend off China’s constant criticism of Australia as Beijing lashes out against international condemnation of its military exercises in the Taiwan Strait. Most important points: Richard Marles says a more diplomatic approach to China may not do anything to improve relations China has … Read more

Despite bans, Russian disinformation is spreading in new ways

The number of sites spreading propaganda about the war in Ukraine has exploded nearly six months after the European Union blocked two of Russia’s main disinformation channels. Most important points: After Russia invaded Ukraine in February, the European Union decided to launch RT and Sputnik. to block Russia has found ways to get around the … Read more

Five injured in explosions at Russian air base in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug. 9 (Reuters) – On Thursday, blast shook a Russian air base near seaside resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula, injuring five people, according to local authorities in what Moscow attributed to blasts in ammunition stories. Local … Read more

Exclusive: Russia begins stripping jets for parts as sanctions bite

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – Russian airlines, including state-controlled Aeroflot (AFLT.MM), are stripping jets to secure spare parts they can no longer buy abroad due to Western sanctions, four industry sources told to Reuters. The steps are in … 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

Israel, Palestinians agree to ceasefire from Sunday evening – sources

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – Israel and Palestinian militants have agreed to a ceasefire in Gaza from Sunday night, as brokered by Cairo, sources said after a weekend of shelling Palestinian targets with longer-range rocket attacks against its cities . An Egyptian security source said Israel had agreed to the proposal, while a Palestinian official … Read more