China begins ‘illegitimate, irresponsible’ live-fire military drills – Taiwan

China begins ‘illegitimate, irresponsible’ live-fire military drills – Taiwan

Chinese military exercises, involving live-fire, begin Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Taiwan says several government websites hacked China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China launched unprecedented live-fire military drills in six areas that ring Taiwan on Thursday, a day after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker … Read more

Biden says he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

Biden says he would be willing to use force to defend Taiwan

U.S. President Joe Biden attends a joint news conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishid (not pictured) after their bilateral meeting at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he would … Read more

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

Thousands queue for petrol, gas in Sri Lanka amid warnings of food shortages

COLOMBO, May 20 (Reuters) – Thousands of people queued for cooking gas and petrol in Sri Lanka’s commercial capital on Friday and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe warned of a food shortage as the island nation battles a devastating economic crisis. Lines formed in many parts of Colombo, a city of around 900,000 people, as residents … Read more

Yellen: Not legal for U.S. to seize Russian official assets

Yellen: Not legal for U.S. to seize Russian official assets

BONN, Germany, May 18 (Reuters) – The United States does not have legal authority to seize Russian central bank assets frozen due to its invasion of Ukraine, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday, but talks with U.S. partners over ways to make Russia foot the bill for Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction are starting. Yellen also … Read more

Missiles pound Ukraine’s Odesa after Russia marks WW2 victory

Missiles pound Ukraine’s Odesa after Russia marks WW2 victory

Putin leads celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 Ukraine says missiles strike southern port of Odesa Russian forces storming Azovstal steel works Zelenskiy says Ukrainian victory is assured KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Buildings in Odesa lay in ruins on Tuesday, a day after Kremlin forces pounded the southern Ukrainian port with missiles and … Read more

Japan to take time phasing out Russian oil imports, says PM Kishida

Japan to take time phasing out Russian oil imports, says PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech at the Guildhall in London, Britain May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) – Japan will take time to phase out Russian oil imports after agreeing on a ban with other Group of Seven (G7) nations … Read more

Putin to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Putin to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Putin to lead celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 60 killed after Russian shell hits school in Ukraine’s east G7 says Putin’s actions ‘bring shame on Russia’ Mariupol residents evacuate, soldiers hold out in steelworks ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – Russian forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President … Read more

U.S. imposes sanctions on 27 Gazprombank executives, Russian TV stations

U.S. imposes sanctions on 27 Gazprombank executives, Russian TV stations

The logo of Gazprombank is seen at a branch office in Moscow, Russia March 31, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WILMINGTON, Del., May 8 (Reuters) – The United States on Sunday unveiled sanctions against three Russian television stations, banned Americans from providing accounting and consulting services to … Read more

G7 to phase out Russian oil, U.S. sanctions Gazprombank execs over Ukraine war

G7 to phase out Russian oil, U.S. sanctions Gazprombank execs over Ukraine war

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on economic growth, jobs, and deficit reduction in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WILMINGTON, Del., May 8 (Reuters) – Group of Seven (G7) nations committed on Sunday to ban or … Read more

G20 cannot function with Russia at the table, Canada says

G20 cannot function with Russia at the table, Canada says

Candian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to journalists outside the U.S. Trade Representative’s office in Washington, U.S., August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – The Group of 20 major economies cannot effectively function as long as Russia remains a member, Canada’s finance … Read more