South Korea’s Yoon warns at NATO summit of threat to ‘universal values’

South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol speaks in a meeting with US President Joe Biden, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, during a NATO summit in Madrid, Spain, June 29, 2022. REUTERS / Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, … Read more

Hong Kong has ‘risen from the ashes’, China’s Xi says on rare visit

China’s Xi arrives in Hong Kong via high-speed rail Will swear in city new leader and mark anniversary Britain and US say China failed to meet commitments Police warn against violence, disorder Tight security around train station HONG KONG, June 30 (Reuters) – Hong Kong has overcome its challenges and “risen from the ashes”, China’s … Read more

EXCLUSIVE EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS / BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said, as European officials … Read more

After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while … Read more

Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

Turkey wins security pledges from Finland, Sweden Russia to be called ‘main threat’ after Ukraine invasion ‘You will not win,’ Spain’s Sanchez tells Putin in speech NATO summit to agree more reinforcements for Baltics NATO to pay more attention to China’s military rise MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) – Sweden and Finland on Wednesday looked set … Read more

Dozens missing after strike on Ukraine mall, Russia presses attacks on east

Authorities say about 36 people missing after attack on mall Situation in Lysychansk is very difficult – Governor Gaidai Zelenskiy urges Security Council to expel Moscow from UN Russia calls Zelenskiy’s address “PR campaign” for weapons Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO KREMENCHUK, Ukraine, June 29 (Reuters) – Dozens of people were still … Read more

Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

Leaders of Turkey, Finland, Sweden held talks in Madrid Sweden, Finland, Turkey sign goodwill memorandum Invitation to join to be made during NATO summit Western strategic shift after Russian invasion of Ukraine MADRID / HELSINKI, June 28 (Reuters) – NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto over Finland and Sweden’s bid to join the Western alliance … Read more

Spain turns to Africa, NATO lobbies, allies over Ukraine-driven migration

Spain hosts NATO summit this week Spain likely to push for more shared intelligence, sources Families making dangerous crossings from Africa to Canaries Morocco clamping down on migration after deal with Spain Migrant deaths in Melilla highlight dangers, NGOs say MADRID / LAS PALMAS, June 27 (Reuters) – Spain is shifting its foreign policy towards … Read more

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectre of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a national election in which prices, … Read more