FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid uncovers material possibly covered by attorney-client privilege, prosecutors say

An aerial view of former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home after Trump said that FBI agents searched it, in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. August 15, 2022. REUTERS The U.S. Justice Department's search of former President Donald Trump's home this month turned up a "limited" number of documents potentially subject to attorney-client privilege, federal prosecutors … Continue reading FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid uncovers material possibly covered by attorney-client privilege, prosecutors say

Germany to achieve gas storage target in September

FILE: landfall facility of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL gas pipeline, in Lubmin, Germany, July 2022Markus Schreiber/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved Germany's gas reserves are at 80% and are on track to meet its 85% target  Gas reserves are filling up "faster than expected" in … Continue reading Germany to achieve gas storage target in September

Russia approves ‘forceful conscription’ to increase military personnel

Russia recruitment drive 'unlikely to improve combat power' The British Ministry of Defence said that a new Kremlin-ordered drive to recruit more personnel to the Russian military "is unlikely to make substantive progress towards increasing Russia's combat power in Ukraine."  On 25 August, Vladimir Putin issued a new decree increasing the overall number of personnel … Continue reading Russia approves ‘forceful conscription’ to increase military personnel

Russia and China to hold large-scale military drills in early September

Russia said it would launch sweeping military drills in the country’s east together with forces from China — a show of increasingly close defence ties between Moscow and Beijing amid tensions with the West. Yet the war games poised to take place between 1 and 7 September will be on a far smaller scale than … Continue reading Russia and China to hold large-scale military drills in early September

The UN and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) collaborating to protect nuclear power plant in Ukraine

International experts en route to nuclear power plant A long-awaited visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine “is now on its way,” the UN body announced on Monday.  The IAEA has sought to gain access to the plant -- the biggest in Europe -- for months after it … Continue reading The UN and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) collaborating to protect nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Latest news from the Russia-Ukrain war

1. Ukrainian army launches southern counter-offensive in a bid to liberate Kherson Ukrainian forces have launched a counter-offensive in the south, aimed at pushing Russian troops back across the Dnipro river and retaking the occupied city of Kherson, local authorities announced on Monday. "This is the announcement of what we have been waiting for since … Continue reading Latest news from the Russia-Ukrain war

COVID-19: Germany tightens regulations for infection prevention and control

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz's cabinet approved legislation this week that will continue basic COVID-19 protective restrictions during the fall and winter seasons, when more infections are expected to strike the public. The new rules, which will be in force from 1st October to 7th April and include the requirement to wear N95-type face masks during … Continue reading COVID-19: Germany tightens regulations for infection prevention and control

South Korea prepares to counter North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats

South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol has ordered an update to the military's operational plans, aimed at countering North Korea's growing nuclear and missile threats. Yoon said he wanted updated plans this week while visiting a military bunker that would serve as a command post in the event of a war. The announcement coincided with the … Continue reading South Korea prepares to counter North Korea’s growing nuclear and missile threats

FBI guilty of fraud and election interference – Trump

Former President Donald Trump on Monday called for himself to be declared the "rightful winner" of the 2020 presidential election, or for the vote to be held again. Trump's outburst came after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that he limited the spread of a story damaging to Joe Biden's campaign on the advice of the … Continue reading FBI guilty of fraud and election interference – Trump

Journalist gets 9-year prison term for criticizing government

A Vietnamese court has upheld a nine-year prison sentence for Pham Doan Trang, journalist and prominent dissident, who was earlier convicted of anti-state activities. Trang's lawyers and state media said the Hanoi People's High Court rejected Trang's appeals, during a tightly controlled trial in the capital. Trang, 44, was convicted in December of conducting propaganda … Continue reading Journalist gets 9-year prison term for criticizing government

Germany attracting global attention with hydrogen-powered passenger trains

The first rail line to be entirely run with hydrogen-powered trains powered by fuel cell propulsion will start operating in Germany. The route of the trains will travel through Bremervrde, Lower Saxony, as part of a €93 million agreement between state subsidiary Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen, the owners of the railway, and Alstom, builders of the Coradia … Continue reading Germany attracting global attention with hydrogen-powered passenger trains