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

Hong Kong police release Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charges

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia’s top Catholic clerics, and three other people who helped run a now disbanded fund for protesters in Hong Kong have been arrested for “collusion with foreign forces”. , then released on bail. Zen, a 90-year-old former Hong Kong bishop, was interrogated for several … Read more

Pope gave green light to secret deal to free kidnapped nun, court told

VATICAN CITY, May 5 (Reuters) – Pope Francis has approved a secret €1 million operation to free a Colombian nun held captive for more than four years by an Islamist militant group in Mali ahead of her release in 2021 , a cardinal told a Vatican court on Thursday. Cardinal Angelo Becciu, 73, the only … Read more

Explosion kills more than 50 at Kabul mosque, chief says

KABUL, April 29 (Reuters) – A powerful blast killed more than 50 worshipers after Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, its leader said, the latest in a series of attacks on civilian targets in Afghanistan during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The blast hit the Khalifa Sahib mosque west of the capital in the … Read more

Indonesia’s Indrawati Says Palm Oil Export Ban Will Harm Other Countries, But It’s Necessary

WASHINGTON, April 22 (Reuters) – Indonesia’s new palm oil export ban will hurt other countries, but is needed to try to bring down a spike in domestic cooking oil prices sparked by the Russian war in Ukraine, Indonesia’s finance minister told Reuters on Friday. Sri Mulyani Indrawati said with demand outstripping supply, the ban announced … 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

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

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 Register WASHINGTON, April 14 (Reuters) – The threat of Russia potentially using tactical or low-yield nuclear weapons in Ukraine cannot be … Read more

Mali massacre survivors say white mercenaries involved in killings

Witnesses say white men present at massacre spoke Russian The Russian group Wagner recently joined the Malian forces The UN accused Wagner of abuses elsewhere in Africa Western powers fear Mali could destabilize further BAMAKO, April 14 (Reuters) – It was market day in the central Mali town of Moura when Malian troops backed by … 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 Register Russia warns against nuclear deployment Said Iskander and hypersonic missiles would be deployed Finland and Sweden plan … Read more