Heavy rain swamps the South Korean capital of Seoul, killing at least eight people

Comment on this story Suspension Seoul – At least eight people died after record rains fell over South Korea on Monday and Tuesday, including in the capital, Seoul, flooding city streets and inundating subway stations. Pictures and videos from the Seoul metropolitan area, home to about 25 million people, showed half-submerged cars, people walking in … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky called on the West to ban all Russian travelers

Comment on this story Suspension Kyiv, Ukraine – President Volodymyr Zelensky said Monday that the way to prevent Russia from annexing more Ukrainian territory is for Western countries to announce that they will ban all Russian citizens in response. In a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post, Zelensky said that “the most important sanctions are … Read more

Ukraine calls for a demilitarized zone around the bombed nuclear plant

Ukraine and Russia blamed each other for the strikes on the Zaporizhzhya plant Kyiv warns of a Chernobyl-style disaster unless the region is secured UN’s Guterres says any attack on nuclear plant is ‘suicide’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week Kyiv (Reuters) – International alert over the weekend of artillery attacks … Read more

Senate Democrats Pass Inflation Reduction Act; House for the next vote

Washington, DC — Democrats pushed the election-year economic package to pass in the Senate on Sunday, a tough compromise that’s less ambitious than President Joe Biden’s original domestic vision but still meets the party’s deep-rooted goals of slowing global warming, easing drug costs and taxing huge corporations. The estimated $740 billion package heads to the … Read more

The International Atomic Energy Agency warns of a “nuclear catastrophe” from the bombing of the Zaporizhzhya reactor

Comment on this story Suspension The United Nations nuclear chief has warned of a potential “nuclear disaster” after Europe’s largest atomic power plant was bombed, again urging Russia and Ukraine to allow a mission of experts access to the facility to help secure it. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), … Read more

Taiwan says Chinese planes and ships are carrying out simulated attack drills

Chinese ship planes perform simulated attack Blinken calls China’s halt to dialogue ‘irresponsible’ China calls on US to “correct mistakes” TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chinese planes and warships rehearsed for an attack on the island on Saturday, Taiwan officials said, as part of Beijing’s retaliation for a visit there by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which … Read more

Israel bombs Gaza as tensions escalate

video The Palestinian movement said that Israel carried out a number of air strikes on the Gaza Strip, one of which resulted in the killing of a prominent leader of the Islamic Jihad movement.attributed to himattributed to him…Mohamed Saber/EPA, via Shutterstock TEL AVIV – Israeli air strikes hit several targets in the Gaza Strip on … Read more

The United States calls China’s military action on Taiwan unjustified, and Beijing punishes Pelosi

Taiwan downplays concerns China conducts unprecedented military exercises around Taiwan It comes on the heels of US House Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taipei China says it will punish Pelosi for her ‘evil’ actions Pelosi, in Japan, joins Prime Minister Kishida in condemning China TAIPEI (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said China’s missile … Read more

bombing near Zaporizhia; Greiner sentenced

The Presidential Office of Ukraine said that bombing killed civilians, damaged apartment buildings and cut power lines in nine regions of Ukraine on Thursday. At least four people were killed and 10 injured in 24 hours when explosions rocked cities, officials said, including targeting Mykolaiv and Nikopol, which are close to Europe’s largest nuclear power … Read more