Gunman detained after shooting at Russian draft office in Siberia

Gunman detained after shooting at Russian draft office in Siberia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – A gunman was detained after opening fire at a military draft office in Russia’s Irkutsk region on Monday, the local governor said. The gunman, who in a video published on social media is seen identifying himself to police officers as 25-year-old … Read more

S.Korea’s Yoon says ‘untrue’ media reports damage alliance amid hot mic controversy

S.Korea’s Yoon says ‘untrue’ media reports damage alliance amid hot mic controversy

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol takes part in a wreath laying ceremony at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Blair Gable Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept 26 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Monday “untrue” media reports over his remarks threatened … Read more

Prominent Chinese commentator urges COVID experts to ‘speak out’

Prominent Chinese commentator urges COVID experts to ‘speak out’

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Prominent Chinese commentator Hu Xijin said on Sunday that as China ponders its COVID-19 policies, epidemic experts need to speak out and China ought to conduct comprehensive research and make any studies transparent to the public. Hu’s unusual call on Chinese … Read more

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of U.S. VP Harris visit

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of U.S. VP Harris visit

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un addresses the Supreme People’s Assembly, North Korea’s parliament, which passed a law officially enshrining its nuclear weapons policies, in Pyongyang, North Korea, September 8, 2022 in this photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of ‘playing with fire’ around Taiwan

Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of ‘playing with fire’ around Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States on Saturday of “playing with fire” around Taiwan while China said it will press on working for “peaceful reunification” with the democratically-governed island and pledged to take forceful steps to oppose any external interference, a … Read more

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over ‘evil’ drones supply to Russia

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over ‘evil’ drones supply to Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Friday it would downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to supply Russian forces with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil”. Zelenskiy said a total of eight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles had been … Read more

Blinken tells China’s Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital

Blinken tells China’s Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital

NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important, as the two met with tensions high over the Chinese-claimed island. Taiwan was the focus of the 90-minute, “direct and honest” talks between Blinken and … Read more

China says protracted Ukraine crisis not in the interests of all parties

China says protracted Ukraine crisis not in the interests of all parties

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends a high level meeting of the United Nations Security Council on the situation amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, at the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City, U.S., September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence said on Thursday the percentage of released Ukrainian prisoners of war who had suffered torture while in Russian detention was “rather high”. Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Military Intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov … Read more