South Korea scrambles jets as China, Russia warplanes enter air defence zone

South Korea scrambles jets as China, Russia warplanes enter air defence zone

SEOUL, Nov 30 (Reuters) – South Korea’s military said it scrambled fighter jets as two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered its air defence zone on Wednesday. The two Chinese H-6 bombers repeatedly entered and left the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) off South Korea’s southern and northeast coasts starting at around 5:50 a.m. … Read more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea nuclear test, calls on China to do more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea nuclear test, calls on China to do more

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned of an unprecedented joint response with allies if North Korea goes ahead with a nuclear test, and urged China to help dissuade the North from pursuing banned development of nuclear weapons and missiles. In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters on Monday, Yoon called on … Read more

Ukraine nuclear boss says he sees signs Russia may leave occupied plant

Ukraine nuclear boss says he sees signs Russia may leave occupied plant

KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s state-run nuclear energy firm said on Sunday there were signs that Russian forces might be preparing to leave the vast Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which they seized in March soon after their invasion. Such a move would be a major battlefield change in the partially-occupied southeastern … Read more

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple power capacity

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple power capacity

Ukrainians brace for winter with little or no heating Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Kherson residents can express interest in moving elsewhere Ukraine security service raids famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskiy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid relentless Russian strikes that have already halved the country’s … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

IAEA chief warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’ after blasts Russia, Ukraine trade blame for shelling President Zelenskiy says eastern region hit by heavy artillery ‘Fiercest battles’ in Donetsk region, Zelenskiy says LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog has warned that whoever fired artillery at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power … Read more

G7 calls for ‘significant’ U.N. response to North Korea missile launches

G7 calls for ‘significant’ U.N. response to North Korea missile launches

ROME, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ Security Council needs to take “significant measures” in response to the latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch by North Korea, foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) major industrialised nations said on Sunday. The Security Council is set to discuss North Korea in a meeting on Monday … Read more

Ukraine nuclear plant shelled, U.N. warns: ‘You’re playing with fire!’

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

IAEA says Ukraine plant rocked by 12 blasts Plant is controlled by Russian forces Moscow and Kyiv accuse other of shelling ‘You’re playing with fire!’ – IAEA chief LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is under Russian control, was rocked by shelling on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the U.N. nuclear … Read more

Russia trying to exhaust Ukraine’s air defenses, Pentagon official says

Russia trying to exhaust Ukraine’s air defenses, Pentagon official says

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Russia’s surge in missile strikes in Ukraine is partly designed to exhaust Kyiv’s supplies of air defenses and finally achieve dominance of the skies above the country, a senior Pentagon official said on Saturday. Russia has been hammering cities across Ukraine with missile strikes over the past week, in one … Read more

North Korea’s Kim oversees ICBM test, vows more nuclear weapons

North Korea’s Kim oversees ICBM test, vows more nuclear weapons

SEOUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to counter U.S. nuclear threats with nuclear weapons as he inspected a test of the country’s new intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), state media KCNA said on Saturday. The isolated country tested the Hwasong-17 ICBM on Friday a day after warning of “fiercer military … Read more

North Korea fires missile, vows ‘fiercer’ responses to U.S., allies

North Korea fires missile, vows ‘fiercer’ responses to U.S., allies

SEOUL, Nov 17 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile on Thursday as it warned of “fiercer military responses” to U.S. efforts to boost its security presence in the region with its allies, saying Washington is taking a “gamble it will regret”. South Korea’s military said the ballistic missile was launched from the North’s … Read more