Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

Forest fires rage in France, thousands evacuated from homes

HOSTENS, France, Aug. 10 (Reuters) – Wildfires ripped through the Gironde region of southwestern France on Wednesday, destroying homes and forcing the evacuation of 10,000 residents, some of whom had climbed onto rooftops as flames approached. Black-orange skies, obscured by the smoke billowing from the woods and lit by the flames, were seen over the … Read more

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

PRISTINA, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Kosovo’s interior minister said on Saturday it had arrested a Russian journalist at the border on suspicion of being a spy, and security authorities were looking for “her intentions”. Interior Minister Xhelal Svecla called the journalist Daria Aslamova. “Many countries have proven that she engaged in espionage for Russian military … Read more

Bus accident in Croatia leaves 12 Polish pilgrims dead and 32 injured

Bus accident in Croatia leaves 12 Polish pilgrims dead and 32 injured

VARAZDIN, Croatia, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Twelve people were killed in Croatia on Saturday when a Polish bus full of religious pilgrims slipped off a road and crashed near Varazdin, authorities said. Thirty-two people were injured in the crash that occurred at 5:40 am (0340 GMT) on the highway between Varazdin, in northwestern Croatia, and … Read more

Greek intelligence chief resigns over wiretapping allegations

Kosovo detains Russian journalist at border

ATHENS, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – The head of the Greek intelligence service resigned on Friday after increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an allegation by an opposition party leader that he had been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of EYP intelligence, tendered his resignation “after faulty actions found during legal wiretapping,” according … Read more

Shooting hits power lines at Ukraine nuclear power plant, both sides are guilty of trade

Shooting hits power lines at Ukraine nuclear power plant, both sides are guilty of trade

Technicians close reactor in Europe’s largest nuclear power plant Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports on the Black Sea Turkey’s Erdogan meets Putin in Russia Fighting in the east focuses on fortified village KYIV, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – Shelling Friday struck a power line at a major Ukrainian nuclear power plant taken by Russia, prompting … Read more