Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, a security ‘nightmare’ that housed classified documents

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The seizure of classified U.S. government documents at Donald Trump’s sprawling retreat at Mar-a-Lago highlights the lingering national security concerns presented by the former president and the house that it’s dubbed the White House winter, some security experts say. Trump is under federal investigation for possible violations of the Espionage … Read more

In Gaza, denial and doubt over allegations of rocket misfires

JERUSALEM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – As the clean-up in Gaza continues after last weekend’s brief clash with Israel, another battle has continued over which side suffered the casualties, after Israel said that failed rockets from the Palestinian side had killed 15 people in the enclave. According to Israeli military authorities, a fifth of the more … Read more

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

South Korea and China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea June 13, 2017. Picture taken June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed over a U.S. missile shield on Thursday, threatening to undermine the new … Read more

Five injured as explosions rock Russian air base in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Explosions rocked a Russian air base near resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Thursday, injuring five people according to local authorities, which Moscow attributed to detonations in ordnance stories. Local witnesses told … 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

China announces new military exercises around Taiwan

TAIPEI, Aug 8 (Reuters) – China’s military announced new military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan on Monday – a day after the scheduled end of its biggest-ever drills to protest China’s visit to China. last week in Taipei by US President Nancy Pelosi. China’s Eastern Theater Command said it would conduct joint … Read more

Chinese and Taiwanese warships stare at each other as exercises are due to end

Chinese and Taiwanese ships turn on the high seas “cat and mouse” Four days of Chinese exercises must end at noon China warns US not to create bigger crisis TAIPEI, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese and Taiwanese warships played “cat and mouse” on the high seas on Sunday, hours before the scheduled end of four … 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

US calls China’s military action on Taiwan unjustified, Beijing sanctions Pelosi

Taiwan downplays concerns China holds unprecedented military drills around Taiwan Follows US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei China says it will sanction Pelosi for his ‘violent’ actions Japan’s Pelosi joins PM Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China’s missile fire during military exercises around Taiwan constitutes an unwarranted escalation, U.S. Secretary … Read more