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

SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared victory over COVID-19 and his sister said he too had caught the virus, while vowing “deadly retaliation” against the South Korea, which the North blames for causing the outbreak. Kim ordered the lifting of the maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, while … Read more

EU proposes ‘final’ text to resuscitate Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows the Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks are taking place with Iran in Vienna, Austria, August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union said on Monday it had tabled “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear … Read more

UN chief calls for international access to Ukrainian nuclear power plant after new attack

Kyiv and Moscow blame the Zaporizhzhia plant UN’s Guterres: Any attack on nuclear power plant is ‘suicidal’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded on Monday that international inspectors be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant after Ukraine and Russia swapped … Read more

Ukrainian power station bombed again, Zelenskiy attacks Russian “nuclear terror”

Kyiv and Moscow are responsible for visits to the Zaporizhzhia site Four ships carrying Ukrainian food leave Black Sea ports Amnesty apologizes for accusing Ukraine of endangering civilians Aug 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Sunday that fresh Russian bombardment damaged three radiation sensors and injured a worker at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, in the … Read more

Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on anniversary of atomic bombing

TOKYO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Bells rang in Hiroshima on Saturday as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, and soon after Russian President Vladimir Putin indirectly raised the possibility of a nuclear strike. The conflict has also heightened concerns about the safety of … Read more