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

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

Bus crash in Croatia leaves 12 Polish pilgrims dead, 32 injured

Bus crash in Croatia leaves 12 Polish pilgrims dead, 32 injured

VARAZDIN, Croatia, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Twelve people were killed in Croatia on Saturday when a Polish bus filled with religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin, authorities said. Thirty-two people were injured in the crash which happened at 5:40 a.m. (0340 GMT) on the highway between Varazdin, in northwest Croatia, and … Read more

Iran TV says several foreigners, a UK diplomat, detained for alleged spying

Iran TV says several foreigners, a UK diplomat, detained for alleged spying

Iranian flag is pictured in front of Iran’s Foreign Ministry building in Tehran November 23, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, July 6 (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have detained several foreigners, including Britain’s second most senior envoy in Tehran, for alleged acts of spying such as taking … Read more

Ukraine begins first trial of Russian soldier charged with rape

Ukraine begins first trial of Russian soldier charged with rape

KYIV, June 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Thursday held a preliminary hearing in its first trial of a Russian soldier charged with raping a Ukrainian woman during Russia’s invasion, the first of what could be dozens of such cases. The suspect, Mikhail Romanov, 32, who is not in Ukrainian custody and will be tried in … Read more

Drone attack may have caused Russia refinery fire near Ukraine -governor

Ukraine begins first trial of Russian soldier charged with rape

Fire broke out on Wednesday morning Blaze has been put out Russia investigating attacks on its oil installations This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, June 22 (Reuters) – The Novoshakhtinsk oil refinery in Russia’s Rostov region, bordering Ukraine, suspended operations on Wednesday after … Read more

What next? Ukraine’s allies divided over Russia endgame

What next? Ukraine’s allies divided over Russia endgame

PARIS/BERLIN/WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – Is it better to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine or to isolate him? Should Kyiv make concessions to end the war, or would that embolden the Kremlin? Are ramped up sanctions on Russia worth the collateral damage? These are some of the questions testing … Read more

WHO condemns Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in rare vote, rejects Moscow’s counter-proposal

WHO condemns Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in rare vote, rejects Moscow’s counter-proposal

First resolution condemns Russia’s aggression Russia responds in diplomatic tit-for-tat China backs Moscow in both WHO votes WHO reports 235 healthcare attacks in Ukraine GENEVA, May 26 (Reuters) – The World Health Organization assembly passed a motion on Thursday condemning the regional health emergency triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and rejected a rival resolution … Read more

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Russian mine clearers sweeping captured Azovstal plant Ukraine says its forces repel latest Russian assault on Sievierodonetsk Russia forces control largely unbroken swathe of east and south KYIV/MARIUPOL, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it had held off the latest assault on an eastern city that has become the main target of Moscow’s … Read more

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east

Ukraine rejects concessions as Russians attack in east

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk, Mykolaiv Ukraine must decide own future, Polish president says KYIV, May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or any territorial concessions to Moscow as Russia stepped up its attack in the country’s east and south, pounding the Donbas and Mykolaiv regions with air … Read more