North Korea reports more deaths, says taking ‘swift action’ against COVID outbreak

SEOUL, May 15 (Reuters) – North Korea said on Sunday a total of 42 people had died as the country entered its fourth day of nationwide lockdown aimed at halting the first confirmed outbreak of COVID-19 in the impoverished country. North Korea’s admission on Thursday that it is battling an ‘explosive’ COVID-19 outbreak has raised … Read more

North Korea reports first outbreak of COVID-19, orders lockdown as ‘most serious emergency’

North Korea declares ‘most serious national emergency’ Potential for ‘unprecedented crisis’ for Kim Jong Un – expert Isolated state declined international vaccine offer No North Korean civilian would be vaccinated SEOUL, May 12 (Reuters) – North Korea confirmed its first outbreak of COVID-19 on Thursday, calling it the “most serious national emergency” and ordering a … Read more

Ukraine says 2,500-3,000 of its soldiers were killed in the war, not counting civilian deaths

Zelenskiy says 2,500-3,000 Ukrainian soldiers were killed About 20,000 Russian soldiers killed, he says Ukraine says street fighting continues in Mariupol The Russian Moskva, the largest ship sunk during the war in 40 years An industrial site affected in kyiv KYIV, April 16 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said around 2,500 to 3,000 Ukrainian … Read more

Ukrainian UIA loses insurance coverage for some aircraft in Ukrainian airspace

UIA insurers end cover for flights in Ukrainian airspace KLM halted flights, Lufthansa considering suspension BA takes longer path due to ‘geopolitics’, pilot says Insurance will also be considered, says OPSGROUP KYIV, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Two Ukrainian airlines revealed insurance problems for some of their flights on Monday as foreign carriers began avoiding the … Read more

Powerful explosions heard in kyiv after sinking Russian warship

KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, April 15 (Reuters) – Powerful explosions were heard in kyiv on Friday and fighting raged in the east after Ukraine claimed responsibility for the sinking of the Black Sea flagship of the Russian Navy in what would be one of the heaviest blows of the war. The explosions appeared to be among the … Read more

Finns living near the border watch Russia warily and remember a dark past

Once a busy border crossing now nearly deserted The war in Ukraine has reduced cross-border visits and trade Finland plans to join NATO, which annoys Russia Elderly residents remember the Soviet invasion during World War II IMATRA, Finland, April 14 (Reuters) – The once bustling border crossing of Imatra, on Finland’s border with Russia, is … Read more

US Can’t ‘Take Lightly’ Threat That Russia Could Use Nukes – CIA Chief

CIA Director William Burns speaks during a House Intelligence Committee hearing on global threats, in Washington, DC, U.S., April 15, 2021. Tasos Katopodis/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The threat of Russia potentially using tactical or low-yield nuclear weapons in Ukraine cannot be … Read more

Russia warns against nuclear deployment if Sweden and Finland join NATO

Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev delivers a speech during a meeting with members of the Security Council in Moscow, Russia February 21, 2022. Sputnik/Alexey Nikolsky/Kremlin via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia warns against nuclear deployment Said Iskander and hypersonic missiles would be deployed Finland and Sweden plan … Read more

Russia says blast crippled Black Sea flagship, Ukraine claims missile strike

Missile cruiser Moskva damaged after munitions explosion Ukrainian official says ship was hit by missiles Zelenskiy warns of new Russian offensives to avenge defeats The fall of the industrial zone would give Russia control of the port KYIV/LVIV, Ukraine, April 14 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday the flagship of its Black Sea Fleet was … Read more

On visit to kyiv, the leaders of Poland and the Baltic States condemn Russia

KYIV, April 13 (Reuters) – The Polish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian presidents met with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv on Wednesday and called for increased military support for Ukraine and for Russia to be held accountable for the actions of his troops in the field. . European politicians have flocked by train to the Ukrainian … Read more