Chilean authorities are investigating a mysterious large hole near a copper mine

SANTIAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Chilean authorities on Monday launched an investigation into a mysterious hole about 25 meters (82 feet) in diameter that appeared over the weekend at a mining site in the country’s north. Chilean media showed aerial images of the well on land operated by Canadian copper miner Lundin Mining ( LUN.TO … 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

Shenzhen accelerates China’s driverless car dreams

SHENZHEN, China, Aug 1 (Reuters) – On a busy downtown street, three delivery bikes suddenly dart across the crosswalk in front of the car. On the car dashboard, they look like little 3D blue blocks from a 1990s video game. The steering wheel turns into a notch and the vehicle slows to a gentle stop … Read more

Hundreds of firefighters battle a blaze near Lisbon

MAFRA, Portugal, July 31 (Reuters) – Hundreds of firefighters battled a fire raging in a Portuguese municipality near the capital Lisbon on Sunday as high temperatures and strong winds made it harder to put out. Backed by water bombers and 123 vehicles, more than 400 firefighters were brought in after a fire broke out in … 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