Kremlin dismisses ‘absurd’ UK accusations Russia is exploiting coronavirus opportunities

Kremlin dismisses 'absurd' UK accusations Russia is exploiting coronavirus opportunities

FILE PHOTO: Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov visits the Dream Island amusement park ahead of its upcoming inauguration in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/Pool MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Thursday described accusations by Britain that Russia, along with China and Iran, was looking to exploit opportunities created by the coronavirus, as “absurd”. “We … Read more

Germany expects EU sanctions against Russia to be extended

Nineteen dead in gas-tanker accident in China's Zhejiang

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany expects European Union leaders this week to pave the way for an extension of EU sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, a senior government official said on Thursday. The virtual EU summit on Friday is likely to seal the political agreement for such a step which would … Read more

Iran says it successfully tests new naval cruise missile

Nineteen dead in gas-tanker accident in China's Zhejiang

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said on Thursday its navy had successfully fired a new locally made cruise missile during war games in the northern Indian Ocean and near the entrance to the Gulf. The test-firing comes as the United States is seeking an extension of a U.N.-imposed arms embargo against Iran, which is due to … Read more

Hong Kong security law draft to be put before China’s top parliament body

Hong Kong security law draft to be put before China's top parliament body

BEIJING (Reuters) – The top decision-making body of China’s parliament will review a draft of national security legislation for Hong Kong during a session in Beijing that began on Thursday, the official Xinhua news agency reported. FILE PHOTO: Supporters of Hong Kong anti-government movement gather at Liberty Square, to mark the one-year anniversary of the … Read more