Iranian state agency reports 200 dead in protests, Raisi hails ‘freedoms’

Iranian state agency reports 200 dead in protests, Raisi hails ‘freedoms’

DUBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – President Ebrahim Raisi hailed the Islamic Republic of Iran on Saturday as a guarantor of rights and freedoms, defending the ruling system amid a crackdown on anti-government protests that the United Nations said had claimed more than 300 lives. Meanwhile, the country’s top security agency said 200 people, including members … Read more

COVID has hit HIV detection in Europe and is threatening eradication progress

COVID has hit HIV detection in Europe and is threatening eradication progress

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) – The number of people in Europe with undiagnosed HIV has risen as testing has fallen during the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening a global goal to end the disease by 2030, a report said. A joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control … Read more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea’s nuclear test, calls on China to do more

Exclusive: South Korea’s Yoon warns of unprecedented response to North Korea’s nuclear test, calls on China to do more

SEOUL, Nov 29 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol warned of an unprecedented joint response with allies if North Korea proceeds with a nuclear test and called on China to help deter the North from pursuing banned nuclear weapons and missile development. . In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters on Monday, Yoon called on … Read more

Ukrainians suffer in the cold and darkness as the president pleads with the UN to punish Russia

Ukrainians suffer in the cold and darkness as the president pleads with the UN to punish Russia

Power outages widen as Russia targets power grid USA: Russia is trying to freeze Ukraine into obedience Crews are working to restore power, water “We are an unbreakable people,” says President Zelensky WASHINGTON/KYIV, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the United Nations Security Council to take action against Russia over airstrikes … Read more

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple energy capacity

Ukrainians brace for bleak winter as Russian strikes cripple energy capacity

Ukrainians with little or no heating after the bombing Temperatures in several areas already below freezing Residents of Kherson are being offered to evacuate to safer areas The Ukrainian security service raided the famous Kyiv monastery KYIV, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appealed to Ukrainians to conserve energy amid ruthless Russian strikes that … Read more

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

The head of the IAEA warns: “You are playing with fire!” after the explosions Russia and Ukraine accuse of shelling President Zelensky says heavy artillery hit the eastern region Zelenskyy says the “wildest battles” in the Donetsk region LONDON/LVIV, Ukraine, Nov 21 (Reuters) – The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog warned that whoever fired … Read more

COP27 brings climate fund breakthrough at the cost of progress on emissions

COP27 brings climate fund breakthrough at the cost of progress on emissions

The COP27 climate summit ends after a marathon weekend of negotiations The final agreement brings about the creation of a historic climate finance fund Negotiators say some have blocked stricter emissions targets SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Countries closed this year’s U.N. climate summit on Sunday with a hard-fought agreement to create a … Read more

Ukrainian nuclear power plant under fire, UN warns: “You are playing with fire!”

‘Playing with fire’: UN warns as team to inspect damage at Ukraine nuclear plant

The IAEA says 12 explosions rocked the Ukrainian power plant The plant is under the control of Russian forces Moscow and Kyiv accuse each other of shelling “You’re playing with fire!” – Head of the IAEA LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Shelling rocked Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Zaporizhia nuclear power plant on Sunday, prompting condemnation from the … Read more

COP27 is nearing a breakthrough on climate finance in the quest for a final deal

COP27 is nearing a breakthrough on climate finance in the quest for a final deal

The countries are studying the details of the new draft agreement Delegates herald a possible breakthrough in loss and damage The US proposes a “phase-out” of fossil fuels Some nations want firmer goals in long-term activity Sharm EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Negotiators at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt were on Saturday close … Read more