Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov was taken to hospital after his arrival in Bali for the G20 summit yesterday, the Indonesian authorities have said. Wayan Koster, the governor of Bali, said he had been taken in for a “check-up” at the Sanglah Hospital in the provincial capital, Denpasar, and was “immediately returned”. Three other Indonesian
Ukrainian troops have begun arriving in the centre of the strategic city of Kherson after Russia’s withdrawal – with jubilant residents celebrating their liberation. Sky’s international correspondent Alex Rossi and his team were among the first foreign journalists to reach the centre since the city was retaken. And he said the locals were “very grateful
Jubilant Ukrainians have raised flags and celebrated inside Kherson after Russian forces withdrew from the city in a hasty retreat in which some Kremlin soldiers apparently drowned. Hours after the Russian forces completed their withdrawal, Ukrainian units re-entered the southern city, which had been occupied since March. Local residents hugged Ukrainian soldiers, cheering in the
China’s COVID case load has soared to its highest since this year’s strict two-month Shanghai lockdown, with the capital Beijing and other major cities seeing record daily infections. On Friday, the country reported 10,535 new locally transmitted cases were recorded on Thursday – the highest since 29 April when its commercial hub, Shanghai, was battling
The expected surge of support towards Donald Trump’s Republican Party has yet to materialise with many votes still uncounted. His party had anticipated taking majority control of Congress, making it difficult for President Joe Biden to govern, but the election lies in the balance. The Republicans should make the required five gains to seize majority
Russia and the US are reportedly discussing holding talks on strategic nuclear weapons for the first time since Moscow sent troops into Ukraine. Talks between the two countries on strategic stability have been frozen since Vladimir Putin‘s forces invaded Ukraine eight months ago – even as the New Start treaty on nuclear arms reduction stays
Kyiv’s mayor has told residents to consider leaving the capital in the event of a complete blackout. Urging residents to “consider everything” including a worst-case scenario where the capital loses power and water, Vitali Klitschko said he could not rule out the prospect of a total loss of power. “If you have extended family… or
People “cannot accept a small country from the Middle East” hosting the World Cup and those criticising the tournament are “arrogant”, Qatar’s foreign minister has told Sky News. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al Thani described negative media coverage of the upcoming tournament as “misinformation” in an exclusive interview with Sky News Middle East correspondent Alistair