Russia signals space station pullout; NASA says it’s not official yet

WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s new space chief announced on Tuesday his country plans to withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024, but senior NASA officials said Moscow has not formally conveyed an intent to end its two-decade-old orbital partnership with the United States. While heightened tensions between Moscow and Washington over Russia’s … Read more

Ukraine president sacks security chief, cites hundreds of treason cases

Zelenskiy sacks security chief, prosecutor Hundreds of treason, collaboration cases launched Russia shells entire front line – Ukraine military Kyiv says Western supplied long-range arms working Moscow orders troops to intensify operations KYIV, July 18 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy sacked the head of the country’s domestic security service and state prosecutor, citing hundreds … Read more

Ukraine denounces deadly missile strike as war overshadows G20 meeting

At least 23 killed in Russian attack: Ukrainian officials Russia denies targeting civilians Yellen slams Russian officials at G20 meeting Nations pledge to cooperate on war crimes investigations VINNYTSIA, Ukraine, July 15 (Reuters) – Senior Western officials directly accused their Russian counterparts of war crimes on Friday after Russian missiles struck a Ukrainian city far … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Britain and Japan aim to merge Tempest and FX fighter programs-sources

TOKYO / LONDON, July 14 (Reuters) – Britain and Japan are close to an agreement to merge their next-generation Tempest and FX fighter jet programs, with the two countries aiming for a deal on a new joint project by year-end, three sources told Reuters. It would be the first time Japan has sought a non-US … Read more

Breakthrough at Ukraine grain export talks as heavy shelling continues

Turkey says grain deal reached; Ukraine and UN cite progress Agreement next week would help ease world food crisis Russia pushes for full control of separatist Donbas region ISTANBUL / UNITED NATIONS, New York, July 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine, the United Nations and Turkey hailed progress at talks aiming to resume Black Sea grain exports … Read more

Kyiv strikes Russian-held area in southern Ukraine in rocket attack

Ukrainian military says strike in Kherson region kills 52 Heavy shelling by both sides in Donbas Grain exports on agenda of talks due Wednesday in Istanbul KYIV, July 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine launched long-range rocket attacks on Russian forces in southern Ukraine and destroyed an ammunition store, its military said, as Russia continued to pound … Read more

Ukraine hit by widespread Russian shelling, apartment toll rises to 18

At least 18 killed in residential block, more missing Ukraine expects intensification of hostilities Rescuers make voice contact with survivors under rubble Residents tell of miraculous escapes Ukraine says rocket strike is ‘terrorist attack’ CHASIV YAR, Ukraine / KYIV, July 11 (Reuters) – Russia opened fire with artillery, multiple rocket launchers and tanks around Ukraine’s … Read more

Death and devastation as Russian rockets hit Ukraine apartment block

Ukraine says Russian forces gather in east Blinken raises concern over China’s Russia alignment Canada returns Russian gas turbine despite Ukraine objections Zelenskiy fires several ambassadors, says new ones coming CHASIV YAR / KYIV, Ukraine, July 10 (Reuters) – At least 15 people were killed and two dozen more are feared trapped after Russian Hurricane … Read more

Russia threatens broad Ukraine offensive as US presses China over war stance

US’s Blinken raises concern over China’s Moscow alignment Luhansk, Donetsk governors report fighting, strikes Kharkiv hit by missile, three wounded – governor Ukraine Foreign Minister echoes calls for Western arms KYIV, July 9 (Reuters) – Ukrainian defenders battled on Saturday to contain Russian forces along several fronts, officials said, as the United States urged China … Read more

Taiwan slams ‘provocative’ China for sending fighters across Taiwan Strait

Chinese and Taiwanese printed flags are seen in this illustration taken, April 28, 2022. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Taiwan: Chinese fighters crossed Taiwan Strait median line Median line serves as an unofficial buffer between the two China says it carried out combat exercises near … Read more