Blows on a nuclear power plant in Ukraine prompted the head of the United Nations to call for the creation of a demilitarized zone

Blows on a nuclear power plant in Ukraine prompted the head of the United Nations to call for the creation of a demilitarized zone

Russian ambassador warns against “nuclear catastrophe” Zelensky demands that Russia return the factory to Ukraine Satellite images show the destruction at the Russian airbase in the Crimea Kyiv / NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, as the head of the UN proposed … Read more

Latvia, Estonia are leaving the Chinese cooperation group

Latvia, Estonia are leaving the Chinese cooperation group

The Chinese national flag is visible in Beijing, China April 29, 2020 REUTERS / Thomas Peter / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, August 11 (Reuters) – Latvia and Estonia withdrew from the cooperation group of China and a dozen CEE countries on Thursday, following in the footsteps … Read more

France is battling a “monstrous” fire as heatwaves burn Europe away

France is battling a “monstrous” fire as heatwaves burn Europe away

HOSTENS, France, August 11 (Reuters) – On Thursday, day three, a “monster” fire raged in southwestern France, ravaging forests and forcing 10,000 people to evacuate their homes. Without a break in the hot temperatures, firefighters supported by water bombers probably fought on many fronts before the weekend, saying that a huge fire could change direction … Read more

US gasoline prices dropped below $ 4 for the first time since March

US gasoline prices dropped below $ 4 for the first time since March

The demand for gasoline declined in the summer Lower-income households spend less when prices fall The US retail price hit a record high in June Aug. 11 (Reuters) – The median retail price of US gasoline fell below $ 4 a gallon on Thursday for the first time in months, giving some relief to drivers … Read more

“No one can stop them”: African migrants target the Canary Islands of Spain

“No one can stop them”: African migrants target the Canary Islands of Spain

Canary Islands an increasingly popular migration route Arriving Africans remember the horrors of a sea journey Numbers are rising as the war in Ukraine exacerbates world hunger GRAN CANARIA, August 11 (Reuters) – Standing in an abandoned boat cemetery, Mohamed Fane picks up a West African franc from the floor and shudders at the traumatic … Read more

North Korea announces victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korea announces victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a Labor Party Politburo meeting on the response to the country’s coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in this undated photo released by the Korean Central Information Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2022. REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – North … Read more

South Korea and China are clashing over the US anti-missile shield, complicating the conciliation process

South Korea and China are clashing over the US anti-missile shield, complicating the conciliation process

Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor as seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017 Photo taken June 13, 2017 REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed over the US anti-missile shield on Thursday, threatening to undermine … Read more

Sierra Leone is introducing a nationwide curfew in its deadly anti-government protests

Sierra Leone is introducing a nationwide curfew in its deadly anti-government protests

FREETOWN, Aug 10 (Reuters) – At least two policemen and one civilian have died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone’s capital city of Freetown, staff at the city’s main morgue said Wednesday. The Sierra Leone government previously said there were deaths but did not provide a number as protesters threw stones and … Read more

Disney hits Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

Disney hits Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) overtook Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million streaming customers and announced it will raise prices for customers looking to watch Disney + or Hulu without advertising . The media giant will raise the monthly cost of Disney + ad-free by 38% to … Read more

The Fed may slow down rate hikes, but politicians say more is needed

The Fed may slow down rate hikes, but politicians say more is needed

The Federal Reserve Building is pictured in Washington, DC, USA, August 22, 2018. REUTERS / Chris Wattie / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kashkari reiterates its view of the 3.9% federal funds rate at the end of 2022. Evans sees an interest rate of 3.4% this year Both … Read more