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

Brisbane meatworks Australian Country Choice Holdings underpays staff more than $2.5 million

Brisbane meatworks Australian Country Choice Holdings underpays staff more than .5 million

Brisbane meat processor Australian Country Choice Holdings (ACCH) has admitted it underpaid staff more than $2.5 million and will enter into an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman. Key points: Australian Country Choice Holdings underpaid 342 staff more than $2.5 million over 11 years  The company has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the Fair … Read more

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

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 plant Fear of nuclear catastrophe unless fighting stops Russia warns it may cut bilateral ties with United States More grain ships depart Ukraine KYIV, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who shoot at Europe’s largest nuclear power … Read more

Britons struggle to cope with soaring heat – Sky News

Britons struggle to cope with soaring heat – Sky News

Britons struggle to cope with soaring heat  Sky News

China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for Taiwan visit

China sanctions Lithuanian deputy minister for Taiwan visit

The Lithuanian state emblem is seen at its embassy in Beijing, China December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 12 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Friday it had imposed sanctions on Lithuanian Deputy Transport and Communications Minister Agne Vaiciukeviciute for visiting Taiwan, the … Read more

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Germany and Poland search for cause of mass fish die-off in river Oder

Tonnes of dead fish collected in river on Polish-German border Authorities are working to establish cause Polish authorities criticised for slow response Polish PM says Oder “may take years” to return to normal state BERLIN/WARSAW, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Polish and German authorities are working “flat-out” to establish the cause behind a mass fish die-off … Read more

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

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarised 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 U.N. chief proposed a demilitarised zone at the site amid fears … 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

Ukraine says 11 killed overnight, Britain flags new Russian force

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

Stocks slip, investors cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data

Stocks slip, investors cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – European equities slipped on Friday and were little changed on the week as traders waited for U.S. jobs data to give clues as to the health of the world’s largest economy. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 0.1% and set for weekly rise … Read more