U.S. carries out missile test delayed over Chinese drills

U.S. carries out missile test delayed over Chinese drills

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The United States military on Tuesday said it carried out a test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile that had been delayed to avoid escalating tensions with Beijing during China’s show of force near Taiwan earlier this month. China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles in the … Read more

Finland limits visas to Russians amid rush of Europe-bound tourists

Finland limits visas to Russians amid rush of Europe-bound tourists

HELSINKI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Finland will slash the number of visas issued to Russians from Sept. 1, the Finnish foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday, amid a rush of Russian tourists bound for Europe. Finnish land border crossings have remained among the few entry points into Europe for Russians after a string … Read more

Russia says Britain requested permission for spy plane to fly over Russia

Russia says Britain requested permission for spy plane to fly over Russia

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Tuesday that Britain has requested permission for its RC-135 spy plane to fly over Russia, a move it termed “a deliberate provocation”. A U.K. Ministry of Defence source denied that Britain had asked permission to fly a spy plane over Russia. The Russian Defence Ministry … Read more

Plumes of smoke seen at Russian military airbase in Gvardeyskoye, Crimea -Kommersant

Plumes of smoke seen at Russian military airbase in Gvardeyskoye, Crimea -Kommersant

Buses for emergency evacuation are parked on the roadside in Azovskoye settlement following an explosion at a Russian military warehouse in the Dzhankoi district, Crimea, August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Plumes of black smoke were seen on Tuesday at a Russian military … Read more

Chinese military survey ship docks at Sri Lanka port

Russia says Britain requested permission for spy plane to fly over Russia

COLOMBO, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Chinese survey vessel Yuan Wang 5 docked on Tuesday at Sri Lanka’s Chinese-built port of Hambantota, a port official said, a move likely to stoke concern in neighbouring India about the growing influence of its bigger and more powerful rival. The movements of the ship have fuelled contention between … Read more

Ammunition depot explodes in northern Crimea -TASS citing local authorities

Ammunition depot explodes in northern Crimea -TASS citing local authorities

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) – An ammunition depot exploded in northern Crimea, Russia’s TASS news agency reported on Tuesday, citing the administration of the village of Mayskoye. Russia’s Defence Ministry said no “serious” casualties had occurred in the Mayskoye explosion, state-owned news agency RIA reported. Earlier on Tuesday, RIA also reported a fire at a … Read more

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear plant

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear plant

Zelenskiy seeks new sanctions on Russia’s nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia trade blame on shelling near plant IAEA has warned of disaster at the plant unless fighting stops KYIV, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine called for new sanctions on Russia and highlighted the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe’s biggest nuclear plant, where … Read more

Angry China stages more drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit

Angry China stages more drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit

China stages drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit China shows images of Taiwan’s strategic Penghu Islands Taiwan president: committed to maintaining stability BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 15 (Reuters) – China’s military said it carried out more exercises near Taiwan on Monday as a group of U.S. lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met President Tsai Ing-wen, … Read more

Ignoring Ukraine setbacks, Putin boasts of Russian weapons prowess

Ignoring Ukraine setbacks, Putin boasts of Russian weapons prowess

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow was ready to sell advanced weapons to allies globally and cooperate in developing military technology, nearly six months into the Ukraine war in which his army has performed worse than expected. With the Russian leader’s forces beaten back from Ukraine’s two biggest … Read more

Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home

Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel. A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed that … Read more