Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit

Suspected drones over Taiwan, cyber attacks after Pelosi visit

Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Defense ministry says its website attacked, briefly offline Chinese military exercises, involving live-fire, set to begin China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – Suspected drones flew over outlying Taiwanese islands and hackers attacked its defense ministry website, authorities in Taipei said on Thursday, a … Read more

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

TAIPEI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China furiously condemned the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in 25 years as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world” and pledged American solidarity . Beijing demonstrated its anger with Pelosi’s presence on an island that it says … 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

Ukraine attacks Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Sevastopol governor says

Ukraine attacks Russian Black Sea Fleet HQ, Sevastopol governor says

Ukraine strikes Russian Black sea base, governor says Zelenskiy says grain harvest may be halved by war Zelenskiy orders evacuation of Donetsk Dozens of POWs died in strike on separatist-held prison ODESA, Ukraine, July 31 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet in Russian-held Sevastopol early on Sunday, the Crimean … Read more

US House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

US House passes, sends to Senate assault-style weapon ban

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives on Friday passed legislation banning assault-style rifles that have been used in mass shootings, sending it to the Senate where it faces likely defeat. By a mostly partisan vote of 217-213, Democrats won passage of the measure amid public anger over mass murders in which … Read more

Protest over 15th-century land grab doctrine interrupts papal Mass in Canada

Protest over 15th-century land grab doctrine interrupts papal Mass in Canada

People hold a banner as Pope Francis presides over a mass at the Shrine of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, one of the oldest and most popular pilgrimage sites in North America, in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec, Canada July 28 , 2022. The banner reads: “Rescind the doctrine”. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 28 … Read more

Sixth boy charged in Central Park jogger case is exonerated

Sixth boy charged in Central Park jogger case is exonerated

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) – A long overlooked co-defendant of the Central Park Five, a group of Black and Latino teenagers wrongly convicted of raping a white woman jogger in 1989 based on false confessions, was exonerated of a related conviction by a New York judge on Monday. Steven Lopez was 15 when he … Read more

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation and outrage

Executed include democracy figure, former lawmaker Activists had been sentenced in Jan after closed-door trial UN Myanmar special rapporteur ‘outraged and devastated’ July 25 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military junta on Monday said it had executed four democracy activists accused of helping to carry out “terror acts” in the Southeast Asian nation’s first executions in decades, … Read more

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

World Court says it has jurisdiction, Myanmar genocide case to proceed

Court rules case brought by Gambia can proceed Any full hearing could take years Myanmar denies genocide THE HAGUE, July 22 (Reuters) – The World Court on Friday rejected Myanmar’s objections to a genocide case over its treatment of the Muslim Rohingya minority, paving the way for the case to be heard in full. Myanmar, … Read more