Estonia says it will fend off major cyber attack after removing Soviet monuments

People walk on the bridge over the Narva River at the border crossing with Russia in Narva, Estonia, Feb 16, 2017. Photo taken Feb 16, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VILNIUS, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – Estonia has fended off “the most extensive cyberattacks since 2007,” it said … Read more

Russian Jews Head to Israel as Kremlin Targets Emigration Group

Emigration to Israel from Russia has increased in 2022 Russia wants to close branch of Jewish Agency in Moscow First court hearing in case expected on Friday TEL AVIV, Aug. 18 (Reuters) – In the hours after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Ilya Fomintsev, a 43-year-old oncologist and director of a medical charity, took to … Read more

Tourists who smoke weed not welcome in Thailand, says health minister

BANGKOK, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country solely to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that largely decriminalized the drug. “We don’t welcome those kinds of tourists,” Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters when asked about recreational marijuana use among foreign visitors. In 2018, … Read more

NATO says it is ready to step up forces if tensions between Serbia and Kosovo escalate

BRUSSELS, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if tensions with neighboring Serbia escalate, the alliance’s leader said Wednesday, on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the Western Balkans’ alienated neighbors. “We now have an important mission, a military presence in Kosovo of nearly 4,000 troops,” Jens Stoltenberg told a … Read more

Germany, Israel Condemn Palestinian President’s Holocaust Remarks

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attend a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Outrage At Abbas Claims Israel Guilty Of ’50 Holocausts’ German Chancellor, Israeli Prime Minister Lead Conviction In response, Abbas calls Holocaust ‘most heinous crime’ Germany … Read more

China sends troops to Russia for exercise ‘Vostok’

Members of the Chinese team operate with their Type 96A tank during the Tank Biathlon competition at the International Army Games 2022 in Alabino, outside Moscow, Russia, August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – Chinese troops will travel to Russia to participate in … Read more

Kenyan Odinga calls presidential election results ‘travesty’

Odinga calls on supporters to remain peaceful Tranquility returns to the streets of the Kibera slum and the city of Kisumu Election result rejected by majority of election officials NAIROBI/KISUMU, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Kenyan politician Raila Odinga rejected the results of the Aug. 9 presidential election he lost to Vice President William Ruto and … Read more

Chinese military research vessel docks in Sri Lanka port

COLOMBO, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – The Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 docked at the Chinese-built port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka on Tuesday, a port official said. stronger rival. The ship’s movements have sparked conflict between India and China, two of Sri Lanka’s greatest allies in the current economic crisis, as India fears China … Read more

Ammunition depot explodes in northern Crimea – TASS cites local authorities

MOSCOW, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – An ammunition depot exploded in northern Crimea, Russia’s TASS news agency reported Tuesday, citing the administration of the village of Mayskoye. The Russian Defense Ministry said there were no “serious” casualties in the Mayskoye explosion, state news agency RIA reported. Earlier on Tuesday, RIA also reported a fire at a … Read more

Ukraine calls on world to ‘show strength’ after shelling near nuclear power plant

Zelenskiy wants new sanctions against Russian nuclear sector Ukraine and Russia blame shelling near factory IAEA has warned of factory disasters unless fighting stops Kiev, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine called for new sanctions against Russia, highlighting the risks and consequences of a catastrophe at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, where new shelling nearby has … Read more