Australian Prime Minister says Scott Morrison ‘undermined democracy’ with secret roles

SYDNEY, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said his predecessor Scott Morrison had “undermined our democracy” by secretly appointing himself home and treasury minister during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to health, finance and resource portfolios previously unveiled. Morrison, who resigned as leader of the Liberal Party after losing the general election … Read more

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after bombardment near nuclear power plant

Zelenskiy calls for new sanctions against Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia take responsibility for bombing near factory The IAEA has warned of a disaster at the plant unless the fighting stops KYIV, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine has called for new sanctions against Russia and highlighted the risks and consequences of a disaster at … Read more

Unaware of Ukraine’s setbacks, Putin brags about Russian prowess in weaponry

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow was ready to sell advanced weapons to its allies around the world and cooperate in the development of military technology, nearly six months after the start of the war in Ukraine, in which his army fared worse than expected. With the Russian … Read more

Asia shares mixed shares, China cuts rates as data disappoints

FILE PHOTO – People walk past an electronic screen showing Japan’s Nikkei stock price index at a conference room in Tokyo, Japan June 14, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register Nikkei edge higher, S&P 500 futures plunge PBOC lowers key rates, Chinese data sorely lacking in forecasts Eyes … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians threatening Zaporizhzhia are ‘special targets’ G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw its troops from the factory Fear of a nuclear disaster if the fighting does not stop Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with US More grain ships leave Ukraine KYIV, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who are … Read more

Ukraine and Russia are responsible for the risk of nuclear disaster at a frontline plant

Parties swap responsibility for explosions at Russian nuclear power plant UN calls for demilitarized zone Zelenskiy asks Russia to return its factory to Ukraine Ukrainian towns on the opposite bank under Russian bombardment Satellite images show damage to Russian air base in Crimea KYIV, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine and Russia on Friday accused each … Read more

On Navy Day, Putin Says US Is Russia’s Main Threat

SAINT-PETERSBURG, Russia, July 31 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Sunday signed a new naval doctrine that makes the United States Russia’s main rival and defines Russia’s global maritime ambitions in crucial areas such as the Arctic and the Black Sea. Speaking at Russian Navy Day in the former imperial capital of Saint Petersburg founded … Read more

Ukraine attacks Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Sevastopol governor says

Ukraine strikes Russian base in Black Sea, governor says Zelenskiy says grain harvest could be halved by war Zelensky orders the evacuation of Donetsk Dozens of prisoners of war died in a strike against a prison held by separatists ODESA, Ukraine, July 31 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet … Read more

Ukraine says dozens of Russians killed in Kherson fighting

Kherson at the center of the Ukrainian counter-offensive Ukraine says rail links to Kherson via Dnipro have been cut Ukraine and Russia accuse each other of killing prisoners of war ODESA, Ukraine/KYIV, July 30 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military said on Saturday it had killed dozens of Russian soldiers and destroyed two ammunition dumps during fighting … Read more

Russia assigns mercenaries to front line sectors as infantry losses rise – UK

Wagner’s fighters unlikely to change invasion trajectory – UK Ukraine tries to disrupt supply lines and bomb bridges Russia strikes Kyiv region for first time in weeks KYIV, July 29 (Reuters) – Russia has sent mercenaries to hold sections of the frontline in Ukraine in a sign it is short of combat infantry, the British … Read more