Chinese President Xi travels overseas to promote his strategic role

BEIJING (AP) — President Xi Jinping is using his first overseas trip since the start of the pandemic to promote China’s strategic ambitions during a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and other leaders of a Central Asian security group. Chinese leader promotes ‘Global Security Initiative’ announced in April following formation of Quad by Washington, Japan, … Read more

Twitter whistleblower reveals employees fear Chinese agent is collecting user data

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sep 13 (Reuters) – Disclosures from a former Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) An executive-turned-whistleblower shows Twitter was made aware that at least one Chinese agent worked for the social media company, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley said in his opening remarks at a Senate hearing on Tuesday with … Read more

What is behind the outbreak of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict? | Explanatory news

Dozens of Armenian soldiers have reportedly been killed in further border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Dozens of Armenian soldiers have reportedly been killed in fresh border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in the worst fighting since hostile enemies were drawn into a 2020 war over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. After several hours of fierce … Read more

Ukraine pushes to take back all land from Russia, demands Western weapons

Ukraine took over dozens of cities in rapid advance Many fleeing Russian soldiers have left Ukraine – US official Zelenskiy asks for anti-aircraft systems from the West ON THE WAY TO BALAKLIIA, Ukraine, September 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday it intended to liberate all of its territory after pushing back Russian forces in … Read more

Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now

Firefighters work at the site of a thermal power plant damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, September 11, 2022. Ukrainian State Emergency/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register September 12 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces pushed deeper into territory seized from fleeing Russian … Read more

European stocks and the euro jump on Ukrainian advances in the northeast

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – European stocks surged on Monday after Ukrainian forces made a rapid advance into Kharkiv province in Russia’s worst setback since abandoning its push into Kyiv in March, while the euro extended gains inspired by the European Central Bank last week. On … Read more

Ukrainian troops advance after Russia’s collapse in the northeast

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine says it is taking back 20 more settlements in one day Britain says Moscow probably ordered a retreat across the river Months of Russian gains unraveled in days KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, September 12 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces swept through territory seized from fleeing Russian troops on … Read more

Xi to meet Putin on his first trip outside China since COVID began

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China February 4, 2022. Sputnik/Aleksey Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON/BEIJING, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Xi Jinping will leave China for the first … Read more

Ukrainian troops raise flag at rail hub as advance threatens to turn into rout

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine breakthrough is fastest progress in months Thousands of Russian soldiers risk being surrounded KYIV/HRAKOVE, Ukraine, September 10 (Reuters) – Ukrainian officials shared photos on Saturday showing troops hoisting the national flag above the main railway town that supplied Russian forces in northeastern Ukraine , as … Read more

Crowds cheer King Charles ahead of his address to the nation’s grieving queen

Queen, 96, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland New King Charles III greets crowds in London “She’s everything we’ve ever known,” says the mourner Tributes pour in from around the world She was ‘the queen’ for us, says Frenchman Macron LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – King Charles was greeted by cheering crowds outside Buckingham Palace … Read more