Head of Ukraine’s Amnesty office leaves after group accuses Kyiv

Head of Ukraine’s Amnesty office leaves after group accuses Kyiv

A member of the Ukrainian National Guard jumps into a trench at a position near a front line, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The head of Amnesty International’s Ukrainian branch … Read more

Moscow, Kyiv exchange accusations after Ukrainian nuclear plant shelled

Moscow, Kyiv exchange accusations after Ukrainian nuclear plant shelled

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine on Friday accused each other of shelling the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the biggest of its kind in Europe, and laying the ground for a potential disaster. Russia’s defence ministry said it was only by luck that a radiation accident had been avoided after what it described … Read more

Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel – official media

Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel – official media

TAIPEI, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The deputy head of Taiwan defence ministry’s research and development unit was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room, according to the official Central News Agency. Ou Yang Li-hsing, deputy head of the military-owned National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology, was found dead in a hotel room … Read more

Greek intelligence service boss quits amid wiretapping allegations

Taiwan official leading missile production found dead in hotel – official media

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The head of Greece’s intelligence service stepped down on Friday amid increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices including an accusation by an opposition party leader that he was wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, chief of the EYP intelligence service, submitted his resignation “following mistaken actions found during lawful wiretapping … Read more

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Friday he has started to send buses carrying migrants to New York City in an effort to push responsibility for border crossers to Democratic mayors and U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. The first bus arrived early on Friday at the … Read more

Stocks slip, investors cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data

Stocks slip, investors cautious ahead of U.S. jobs data

LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – European equities slipped on Friday and were little changed on the week as traders waited for U.S. jobs data to give clues as to the health of the world’s largest economy. The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, was up 0.1% and set for weekly rise … Read more

Three grain ships leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

Three grain ships leave Ukraine ports First ship due to arrive in Ukraine since start of war Eastern fighting “hell”, says Zelenskiy Amnesty says Ukraine troops endangering civilians NATO chief warns Putin not to go further ISTANBUL/KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three ships loaded with grain left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a recently concluded … Read more

Pelosi praises Taiwan, says Asian trip wasn’t to change status quo

Pelosi praises Taiwan, says Asian trip wasn’t to change status quo

TOKYO, Aug 5 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday praised Taiwan, pledged U.S. solidarity and said her trip through Asia, which led to unprecedented military drills by an angry China, was never about changing the regional status quo. Pelosi and a congressional delegation were in Japan on the last stage … Read more

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

U.S. charges four Kentucky police officers in Breonna Taylor killing

WASHINGTON, Aug 4 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors on Thursday charged four current and former Louisville, Kentucky, police officers for their roles in the botched 2020 raid that killed Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was in her home, in a case that sparked nationwide protests. The charges represented the Justice Department’s latest effort to crack … Read more

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

U.S. declares monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency

Aug 4 (Reuters) – The United States has declared monkeypox a public health emergency, the health secretary said on Thursday, a move expected to free up additional funding and tools to fight the disease. The U.S. tally topped 6,600 on Wednesday, almost all of the cases among men who have sex with men. “We’re prepared … Read more