At Least 10 Killed in Turkey Earthquake, Dozens Trapped Under Rubble

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

ANKARA (Reuters) – At least 10 people were killed in Turkey after an earthquake shook the country’s south and also northern Syria, two local Turkish officials said. The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said the quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) near the southern Turkish city of Kahramanmaras, while the … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy Urges Olympic Sponsors to Keep Russia Out of Games

Ukraine's Zelenskiy Urges Olympic Sponsors to Keep Russia Out of Games

LVIV (Reuters) – Ukraine has sent letters to companies that back the International Olympic Committee urging them to keep Russian athletes out of the Paris Olympic Games, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday. Zelenskiy has been spearheading a drive to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in the games under a neutral flag. Zelenskiy … Read more

Russia Applies More Pressure, Fierce Fighting in Donetsk -Ukraine’s Zelenskiy

Russia Applies More Pressure, Fierce Fighting in Donetsk -Ukraine's Zelenskiy

(Reuters) – Fierce battles are raging in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region as Russia intensifies pressure before the first anniversary of its invasion of Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Sunday. “Things are very difficult in Donetsk region – fierce battles,” Zelenskiy said in his nightly video address. “But however difficult it is and however much … Read more

Cyprus Presidential Vote to Go to Runoff Feb 12, Exit Poll Says

Cyprus Presidential Vote to Go to Runoff Feb 12, Exit Poll Says

NICOSIA (Reuters) – Former Cypriot foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides was in the lead in Cyprus’s presidential election on Sunday, an exit poll showed, but was likely to fall short of an outright majority and face a runoff on Feb. 12. Christodoulides, running as an independent, was seen taking between 30.5% and 33.5% of the vote. … Read more

Ukraine Says It Will Not Strike Russian Territory With New Missiles

Ukraine Says It Will Not Strike Russian Territory With New Missiles

KYIV (Reuters) – Ukraine will not use longer-range weapons pledged by the United States to hit Russian territory and will only target Russian units in occupied Ukrainian territory, Defence Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday. The United States confirmed on Friday that a new rocket that would double Ukraine’s strike range was included in a … Read more

Snow and Winter Storms Cut Power, Disrupt Traffic Across the Balkans

Snow and Winter Storms Cut Power, Disrupt Traffic Across the Balkans

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Gale-force winds and snow storms closed roads and left more than 25,000 households in Serbia without power on Sunday, while fallen trees disrupted traffic in neighbouring Croatia and Montenegro. In Croatia, a red alert was issued for the regions along the Adriatic coast due to north winds estimated to reach 130 km … Read more

Russian Missile Hits Residential Building in Ukraine’s Kharkiv -Mayor

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

KYIV (Reuters) – Two Russian missiles hit the centre of Kharkiv, the administrative capital of the Kharkiv region in Ukraine’s northeast, with one of the missiles striking a residential building, local officials said on Sunday. “A residential building in the city center was hit. A fire broke out. So far, three victims are known: a … Read more

Cyprus Heads to Polls to Pick New President With Runoff Expected

Cyprus Heads to Polls to Pick New President With Runoff Expected

NICOSIA (Reuters) – Cyprus votes on Sunday for a new president in an election unlikely to produce a clear winner, setting the stage for a runoff on Feb. 12. Heralding the end of two terms for incumbent conservative President Nicos Anastasiades, some 561,000 Greek Cypriots will be called to vote after a campaign dominated by … Read more

Police Tighten Security as North Macedonia, Bulgaria Honour National Hero

Moldova Says Missile Debris Found in North of the Country

SKOPJE (Reuters) – Police stepped up security on Saturday as North Macedonia and Bulgaria commemorated a 19th-century revolutionary claimed by both neighbours as a hero at a ceremony expected to be attended by nationalists from the two countries. The two Balkan states have had tense relations since 2020, when European Union member Bulgaria blocked the … Read more

Pope, Archbishop to Meet People Displaced by War in South Sudan

Pope, Archbishop to Meet People Displaced by War in South Sudan

By Philip Pullella and Waakhe Simon Wudu JUBA (Reuters) – Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Church of Scotland Moderator will meet people displaced by war in South Sudan and hear their stories on Saturday in one of the high points of their visit to the struggling African nation. The three Christian leaders, … Read more