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

South Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

Samsung heir served 18 months in prison for bribery Businessmen have been convicted in the scandal that killed a president S. Korea says leaders must help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee pardoned – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) On Friday, … Read more

Strikes at Ukrainian nuclear power plant prompt UN to call for demilitarized zone

Russian ambassador warns of ‘nuclear disaster’ Zelenskiy asks Russia to return its factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage to Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of bombing Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, heightening fears of a disaster as the UN chief has … 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

Exclusive: US rethinks Chinese tariff measures following Taiwan response – sources

WASHINGTON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China’s war games around Taiwan have led Biden administration officials to recalibrate their thinking on whether to scrap some tariffs or potentially impose others on Beijing , putting those options aside for now, according to sources familiar with the deliberations. President Joe Biden’s team has been struggling for months with … Read more

China withdraws its promise not to send troops to Taiwan if it takes control of the island

Troops in military vehicles take part in the military parade marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, on its National Day in Beijing, China October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 10 (Reuters) – China has withdrawn its promise not … Read more

Japanese PM shakes up cabinet as anger grows over Unification Church ties

Voters’ support plummets over party’s ties to church Upheaval comes sooner than analysts expected The Church defends its right to participate in politics Kishida has only chosen ministers who will ‘review’ ties with the group TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida shuffled his cabinet on Wednesday as he battled growing public … Read more

Ukraine announces 11 dead overnight, Britain reports new Russian force

Ukraine announces 11 dead in central Dnipropetrovsk region Britain says almost certain of new Russian ground force Explosions at a Russian military base in Crimea Fears of a bombardment near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Victims of mass burials shot and tortured, says Ukraine Aug 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed 11 people in Ukraine’s … Read more