From subway stations to shopping malls, Taiwan prepares its air raid shelters

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Taiwan is preparing its air raid shelters as rising tensions with China and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raise new fears about the possibility of a Chinese attack on the island democracy. China considers Taiwan its territory and has increased military activity in the air and sea around it. Taiwan is … Read more

Ayman al-Zawahiri: from doctor in Cairo to leader of al-Qaeda

Joined the Muslim Brotherhood as a teenager From a distinguished Cairo family Took over al Qaeda after bin Laden’s death Applied influence as an ideologue, strategist Bin Laden’s charisma was missing DUBAI, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Ayman al-Zawahiri succeeded Osama bin Laden as al-Qaeda leader after years as its chief planner and strategist, but his … Read more

US Says Russia Uses ‘Nuclear Shield’ In Ukraine, Risks Terrible Accident

US Says Russia Uses ‘Nuclear Shield’ The first grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops are ready to go south Foreign fighters enter Luhansk, governor says Ukraine says it retakes 50 towns in Kherson UNITED STATES/KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant … Read more

Biden and Putin strike conciliatory tones as nuclear talks begin at UN

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 28, 2022. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up UNITED STATES, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday he … Read more

Putin says no one can win a nuclear war

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting on the development of the country’s metallurgical sector via video link at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia August 1, 2022. Sputnik/Pavel Byrkin/Kremlin via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday there … Read more

British Prime Minister candidate Sunak promises a 20% income tax cut by 2029

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Rishi Sunak, who is trailing in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister, has pledged to cut the basic rate of income tax by 20% by 2029 in a potential roll of the dice for the former finance minister. Sunak, once tipped to replace Boris Johnson as he helped … Read more

Russia pound Ukrainian port; Putin expresses ambitions for global fisheries

Putin’s maritime ambitions include the Black Sea and the Arctic Russian missiles hit the port of Mykolaiv Explosion at Russia’s Black Sea Fleet base Ukrainian grain magnate Oleksiy Vadatursky murdered in Mykolaiv Ukraine’s first grain ship could leave port on Monday KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Russian missiles struck the Ukrainian Black Sea port city … Read more