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

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

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

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

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

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