Exclusive: US plans to send 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

Exclusive: US plans to send 100-mile strike weapon to Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The Pentagon is considering a Boeing proposal to supply Ukraine with small, inexpensive precision bombs mounted on abundantly available rockets, allowing Kyiv to strike far behind Russian lines as the West is struggling to meet the demand for additional armaments. US and allied military stocks are dwindling and Ukraine faces … Read more

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists during protest in Shanghai

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists during protest in Shanghai

LONDON/BEIJING, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted one of its reporters covering a protest in Shanghai and detained him for several hours, but China disputed the account and said that he had not identified himself as a journalist. “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our … Read more

Stocks and oil skid as Chinese COVID protests upend sentiment

Stocks and oil skid as Chinese COVID protests upend sentiment

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Stocks and oil fell sharply on Monday as rare protests in major Chinese cities against the country’s strict zero-COVID restrictions raised concerns over the handling of the virus in the second-largest economy world. MSCI’s broadest non-Japan Asia-Pacific equity index (.MIAPJ0000PUS) fell 2.2%, led by strong selling in Chinese markets. Hong … Read more

Ukraine’s nuclear boss says he sees signs Russia may leave occupied plant

Ukraine’s nuclear boss says he sees signs Russia may leave occupied plant

KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear energy company said on Sunday there were signs Russian forces may be preparing to leave the massive Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant they seized in March shortly after their invasion. Such a move would be a major change on the battlefield in the partially occupied … Read more

Kremlin defends Russian-led security alliance after criticism from Armenia

Kremlin defends Russian-led security alliance after criticism from Armenia

This content was produced in Russia where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday that attempts to break up a Russian-led security alliance had always existed and would continue to do so, but insisted on the fact that the alliance … Read more

Snow covers Kyiv from Sunday as electricity is still insufficient

Snow covers Kyiv from Sunday as electricity is still insufficient

KYIV, Nov 27 (Reuters) – Heavy snowfall was expected in Kyiv from Sunday, with temperatures dropping below zero day and night, while millions of people who still live in and around the Ukrainian capital have little electricity and heating. Grid operator Ukrenergo said on Saturday that power generators were only able to cover three-quarters of … Read more

Venezuela’s frozen funds will be gradually released for humanitarian aid

Venezuela’s frozen funds will be gradually released for humanitarian aid

MEXICO CITY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Venezuela’s government and opposition have asked the United Nations to manage a fund of billions of dollars currently held in foreign banks, which will be gradually released to tackle a humanitarian crisis in the wealthy country. oil, said delegates announced Saturday in Mexico City. Sources told Reuters last month … Read more

Vatican says China violated pact on bishops and wants explanation

Vatican says China violated pact on bishops and wants explanation

VATICAN CITY, Nov 26 (Reuters) – The Vatican accused Chinese authorities on Saturday of violating a bilateral pact on the appointment of bishops by installing one in a diocese not recognized by the Holy See. A statement said the Vatican learned with “surprise and regret” that the bishop of another district had been installed as … Read more

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

Ukraine remembers Stalin-era famine as war in Russia rages on

KYIV, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Saturday accused the Kremlin of reviving Josef Stalin’s “genocidal” tactics as Kyiv commemorated a Soviet-era famine that killed millions of Ukrainians during the winter of 1932-1933. ‘Holodomor’ Remembrance Day comes as Ukraine struggles to repel invading Russian forces and deal with widespread breakdowns caused by airstrikes which Kyiv … Read more

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Reality puts an end to some Qatari World Cup rental dreams

Agency says Qatar hotel group demanded new payments Some reduced rates, but many empty properties Broker says some landlords were looking for unrealistic rents DOHA, Nov 25 (Reuters) – Qatar has found itself with an unexpected glut of rooms in the busy World Cup group stage, with online portals showing rooms in at least 42 … Read more