Aid to arrive in Tonga as airport opens, phone lines partially restored

Tonga airport reopens after ash cleared from runway Flights AU, NZ with relief supplies en route to Nuku’alofa Telephone contact with Tonga 5 days after blackout UN says 80% of Tonga’s population has been hit hard Tongans fear safe drinking water is running out Jan 20 (Reuters) – Planes carrying much-needed humanitarian supplies from Australia … Read more

Blinken vows ‘relentless’ diplomacy to avert Russian attack on Ukraine

Blinken says Russia can attack Ukraine in the short term Kremlin says arms supplies to Ukraine are raising tensions Blinken meets the Russian Lavrov in Geneva on Friday KYIV, Jan. 19 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday that Russia could launch another attack on Ukraine at very short notice, but … Read more

UK PM Johnson faces growing pressure to resign

Johnson faces a mounting revolt from lawmakers Threshold for leadership challenge may be close Revelations about lockdown parties undermine Johnson Johnson lifts COVID restrictions LONDON, Jan. 19 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought to bolster his premiership on Wednesday amid an uprising from his own lawmakers angry over a string of closed parties … Read more

Damage in tsunami-hit Tonga hampering relief efforts

An eruption occurs at the underwater volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai off the coast of Tonga, January 14, 2022 in this screenshot obtained from a social media video. Video recorded Jan 14, 2022. Tonga Geological Services/via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Significant damage to the west coast of the main island … Read more

Australian court starts considering Djokovic visa verdict

MELBOURNE, Jan. 16 (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic could find out later on Sunday whether he can defend his Australian Open title after the chief justice of the Federal Court said he hoped to make a decision on the decision later in the day. ask whether the tennis star, who has not been vaccinated against the … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Ukraine suspects group linked to Belarus intelligence over cyberattack

Ukrainian government websites hit by cyber attack Russia has gathered troops near Ukraine’s borders US held security talks with Russia this week Kiev, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – Kiev believes a hacker group linked to Belarusian intelligence this week carried out a cyber attack that hit Ukrainian government websites and used malware similar to that of … Read more

Swedish police hunt for drone seen flying over Forsmark nuclear plant

A general view of the nuclear power plant at Forsmark, Sweden, June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Scanpix/Bertil Ericson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – Police in Sweden deployed patrols and helicopters at the Forsmark nuclear power plant to hunt for a large drone that flew over the site late … Read more

Philippines to acquire missile system from India for $375 mln

Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana answers questions during an interview with Reuters at the military headquarters of Camp Aquinaldo in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Feb. 9, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MANILA, Jan. 15 (Reuters) – The Philippines has signed a deal to purchase India’s shore-based anti-ship … Read more

Sweden to withdraw from French-led special forces mission in Mali

BREST, France, Jan. 14 (Reuters) – Sweden will withdraw troops from a European special forces mission to the Sahel region this year and review its participation in a UN force in Mali due to the presence of private Russian military contractors, it said the Minister of Foreign Affairs . Secretary of State Ann Linde criticized … Read more