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Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Strikes at Ukraine nuclear plant prompt UN chief to call for demilitarized zone

Russia ambassador warns of ‘nuclear catastrophe’ Zelenskiy demands Russia return plant to Ukraine Satellite images show damage at Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine accused each other of shelling Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant as the UN chief proposed a demilitarized zone at the site amid fears …

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In Gaza, denial and doubt over misfiring rocket claims

JERUSALEM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – As the cleanup in Gaza continues from last weekend’s brief conflict with Israel, another battle has continued over which side caused the casualties, after Israel said misfiring rockets from the Palestinian side killed 15 people in the enclave. According to Israeli military authorities, a fifth of the more than 1,000 …

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Zelenskiy tells officials to stop discussing tactics, probe opens into leak

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine July 28, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday told officials to stop …

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Ukraine’s creditors agree 2-year freeze on $20 bln overseas debt

Ukraine says move will save $6 bln over two years Creditors back similar move for two state firms Comprehensive debt restructuring seen following freeze LONDON/NEW YORK, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s overseas creditors backed its request for a two-year freeze on payments on almost $20 billion in international bonds, a regulatory filing showed on Wednesday, …

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North Korea declares victory over COVID, suggests leader Kim had it

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks at a politburo meeting of the Worker’s Party on the country’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak response in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 21, 2022. KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 …

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South Korea, China clash over US missile shield, complicating conciliation

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Picture taken on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Aug 11 (Reuters) – China and South Korea clashed on Thursday over a US missile defense shield, threatening to undermine …

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North Korea’s Kim Jong Un declares victory against Covid

North Korea has not revealed how many confirmed infections of the virus it has found, but since July 29 it has reported no new suspected cases with what international aid organizations say are limited testing capabilities. While lifting the maximum anti-pandemic measures, Kim said that North Korea must maintain a “steel-strong anti-epidemic barrier and intensifying …

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Like a scene from ‘Parasite’: Floods lay bare social disparity in South Korea

SEOUL, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Using a plastic bowl, Ha In-sik bailed water out of his lower ground apartment in the low-income housing district of Sillim in southwestern Seoul on Wednesday, where flooding caused by torrential rain forced his family to sleep at a nearby park. The 50-year-old man, along with his wife and daughter …

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Japan premier shakes up cabinet as anger grows over party ties to Unification Church

Vote support slumps over party’s ties to controversial church Shake-up comes earlier than analysts had expected Church defends its right to participate in politics Prime minister to hold news conference later on Weds TOKYO, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, dropping some ministers with links to the …

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Afghan Muslim arrested for killings that shook New Mexico’s Islamic community

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, Aug 9 (Reuters) – A Muslim immigrant from Afghanistan has been arrested as the prime suspect in the serial killings of four Muslim men that rattled the Islamic community of New Mexico’s largest city, police said on Tuesday. After days bolstering security around Albuquerque-area mosques, seeking to allay fears of a shooter driven …

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