Record net arrivals highlight UK’s post-Brexit migration dilemma

Record net arrivals highlight UK’s post-Brexit migration dilemma

(1/2) Passengers on international flights arrive at Heathrow Airport, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), London, Britain, July 29, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Rise driven by non-EU workers, Ukraine/Hong Kong visa plans PM Sunak: Numbers are too high and need to come down Difficult to reduce arrivals in times of acute labor shortages … Read more

Russian Wagner begins to withdraw units from Bakhmut – Prigozhin

Russian Wagner begins to withdraw units from Bakhmut – Prigozhin

May 25 (Reuters) – The Russian mercenary group Wagner has begun withdrawing its forces from the Ukrainian town of Bakhmut and transferring its positions there to Russian regular troops, its founder Yevgeny Prigozhin said in a video released on Thursday. “We are withdrawing the units from Bakhmut. From today at five o’clock in the morning, … Read more

Sniffer dogs join search for Madeleine McCann in Portuguese reservoir

Sniffer dogs join search for Madeleine McCann in Portuguese reservoir

(1/5) Police prepare to search a tank for the body of Madeleine McCann, who disappeared in the Portuguese Algarve in May 2007, in Silves, Portugal May 23, 2023. REUTERS/Luis Ferreira SILVES, Portugal, May 24 (Reuters) – Police deployed heavy equipment and sniffer dogs on Wednesday, the second day of a search of a remote reservoir … Read more

Russian warship guarding Black Sea pipelines attacked by unmanned Ukrainian vessel

Russian warship guarding Black Sea pipelines attacked by unmanned Ukrainian vessel

MOSCOW, May 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Wednesday the Russian warship Ivan Hurs was unsuccessfully attacked early in the morning by three unmanned Ukrainian speedboats in the Black Sea as it approached the strait from the Bosphorus. In a statement posted on Telegram, the ministry said the warship was protecting the TurkStream … Read more

‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies aged 83

‘Queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ Tina Turner dies aged 83

May 24 (Reuters) – Tina Turner, the American-born singer who left a tough farming community and an abusive relationship to become one of the best recording artists of all time, died on Wednesday at the age of 83 years. She died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland, her … Read more

Ukrainian War: Belgorod incursion could expand Russian defenses

Ukrainian War: Belgorod incursion could expand Russian defenses

Two armed groups claim attacks kyiv parodies past Kremlin denials of military involvement Preparing the counter-offensive against the Russian invasion LONDON/KIEV, May 24 (Reuters) – A two-day incursion by Ukraine into Russia’s western border regions could force the Kremlin to divert troops from front lines as Kiev prepares a major counteroffensive and carry a psychological … Read more

Russia and China set to sign bilateral pacts despite Western criticism

Russia and China set to sign bilateral pacts despite Western criticism

(1/6) Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Chinese Premier Li Qiang attend a signing ceremony in Beijing, China May 24, 2023. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Pool BEIJING, May 23 (Reuters) – Russia and China are set to sign a series of bilateral agreements on Wednesday during the Russian prime minister’s trip to Beijing, as the two neighboring giants … Read more

Ukraine says Russia is preventing operation of Black Sea Grains Deal port

Ukraine says Russia is preventing operation of Black Sea Grains Deal port

KYIV, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine on Tuesday accused Russia of excluding the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi from a deal allowing safe exports of Black Sea grain as Russia complained it had not been able to export ammonia through a pipeline to Pivdennyi under the pact. The Black Sea deal – brokered last July by … Read more

Boris Johnson has referred to police over possible new breaches of COVID rules

Boris Johnson has referred to police over possible new breaches of COVID rules

UK government passes information to police on Johnson Police assess information related to COVID rule violations Johnson’s office defiant, declares accusations unfounded LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s Boris Johnson has been referred to police over potential further breaches of lockdown rules during the COVID-19 pandemic, a charge the former prime minister’s office described as … Read more

Mercenary Prigozhin lays bare tensions of Putin’s war

Mercenary Prigozhin lays bare tensions of Putin’s war

Powerful mercenary forces have won the battle for Bakhmut He uttered insults against the senior ranks of the Russian armed forces Criticism of the war and taboo of the authorities in Putin’s Russia But tacit approval within those around him, sources say MOSCOW, May 23 (Reuters) – Yevgeny Prigozhin on Saturday delivered Vladimir Putin one … Read more