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

Philips parts ways with CEO in midst of massive recall

Philips parts ways with CEO in midst of massive recall

Van Houten to leave after almost 12 years at helm To be replaced on Oct. 15 by Connected Care head Jakobs Shares up 2%, but down more than 50% since product recall AMSTERDAM, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Philips (PHG.AS) Chief Executive Frans van Houten will leave the company in October, the Dutch health technology firm … Read more

American Airlines bets on supersonic travel with Boom jet deal

American Airlines bets on supersonic travel with Boom jet deal

Aug 16 (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) on Tuesday agreed to buy up to 20 jets from aircraft maker Boom Supersonic, becoming the second major U.S. airline to bet on ultra-fast passenger travel in the last two years. The deal brings Boom’s orderbook to 130 airplanes, including options, valued at about $26 billion, … Read more

Chinese military survey ship docks at Sri Lanka port

Chinese military survey ship docks at Sri Lanka port

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

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

Ukraine says it is targeting Russians shooting at, or from nuclear plant

Ukraine says it is targeting Russians shooting at, or from nuclear plant

KYIV, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who shoot at an occupied nuclear plant in the south of the country or use it as a base to shoot from, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Saturday. Ukraine and Russia have traded accusations over multiple recent incidents of shelling at the Zaporizhzhia facility, Europe’s … Read more

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

Exclusive: Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap left by Russia tensions

PARIS, Aug 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia’s Soyuz rockets. The private American competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key contender to plug … Read more

S.Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

S.Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

Samsung heir served 18 months in jail for bribery Businessmen were convicted in scandal that felled a president S.Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee pardoned – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee … 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