From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

From 7-11s to train stations, cyber attacks plague Taiwan over Pelosi visit

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at a meeting with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (not pictured) at the presidential office in Taipei, Taiwan August 3, 2022. Taiwan Presidential Office/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI/BEIJING, Aug 4 (Reuters) – As US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi … Read more

With eye on Russia, US Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

With eye on Russia, US Senate backs Finland and Sweden joining NATO

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – The US Senate approved on Wednesday Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO, the most significant expansion of the 30-member alliance since the 1990s as it responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Senate voted 95 to 1 to support ratification of accession documents, easily surpassing the two-thirds majority of 67 … Read more

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v. Wade election test

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v.  Wade election test

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected an effort to remove abortion protections from the state’s constitution, a resounding win for the abortion rights movement in the first statewide electoral test since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The amendment’s failure in the conservative state lifted Democrats’ hopes that the issue … Read more

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

Bout dubbed ‘the merchant of death’ and ‘sanctions buster’ Was among most wanted men in world before 2008 arrest Clients included rogue states, warlords in Asia, Africa Likely had ties to Russian intelligence, experts say Moscow has long sought his release from long US jail term LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The life of Viktor … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

Kosovo government postpones its plan for volatile north after tensions rise

Kosovo government postpones its plan for volatile north after tensions rise

FILE PHOTO- Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – The Kosovo government postponed implementation of a decision that would oblige Serbs in the … Read more

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Beirut silo collapses, reviving trauma ahead of blast anniversary

Silos a towering reminder of Aug. 4, 2020 explosion Smouldering fire had put Beirut residents on edge for weeks 2020 blast seen as symbol of corruption of Lebanese elite BEIRUT, July 31 (Reuters) – Part of the grain silos at Beirut Port collapsed on Sunday just days before the second anniversary of the massive explosion … Read more

After starting New Mexico fire, US asks victims to pay

After starting New Mexico fire, US asks victims to pay

TIERRA MONTE, NM, July 31 (Reuters) – After the US government started the largest wildfire in New Mexico’s recorded history in April, it is asking victims to share recovery costs on private land, jeopardizing relief efforts, according to residents and state officials. The blaze was sparked by US Forest Service (USFS) prescribed fires to reduce … Read more

Biden again tests positive for COVID, says he feels fine

Biden again tests positive for COVID, says he feels fine

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again on Saturday in what the White House doctor described as a “rebound” case seen in a small percentage of patients who take the antiviral drug Paxlovid. Biden, 79, who emerged from COVID isolation on Wednesday after testing positive on July 21, … Read more

Elon Musk files countersuit under seal vs Twitter over $44 billion deal

Elon Musk files countersuit under seal vs Twitter over $44 billion deal

WILMINGTON, Del., July 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk countersued Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Friday, escalating his legal fight against the social media company over his bid to walk away from the $44 billion purchase, although the lawsuit was filed confidentially. While the 164-page document was not publicly available, under court rules a redacted version could … Read more