KATHMANDU, Nepal — A Nepalese Sherpa has scaled Mount Everest for the 26th time, beating his own previous record set last year, a government official said Sunday. Kami Rita Sherpa, 52, climbed the 29,000-foot mountain along the traditional Southeast Ridge route on Saturday, leading 10 other Sherpa climbers. “Kami Rita broke his own record and … Read more
Boris Johnson is set to join senior Government ministers at a major security conference in Munich this weekend amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine. It comes as the UK warned the crisis in the region is at a “critical juncture”, with Russia accused of “manufacturing a pretext” for launching an attack. At a dramatic … Read more
British nationals should flee Ukraine immediately as Russia has amassed the firepower to attack “at no notice”, the UK government has warned. Diplomatic efforts to avert war continue but fears are growing that Russian President Vladimir Putin could order an invasion in the coming days. The Foreign Office is now telling UK nationals, thought to … Read more
By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) -US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will speak on Saturday as Western nations warned a war in Ukraine could ignite at any moment. Putin requested the telephone call between the leaders to take place on Monday, a White House official said, but Biden wanted to conduct … Read more
As tensions simmer at the border between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian civilians are ensuring that they’re fully prepared should an invasion take place. Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded guarantees that Ukraine will not join NATO and has implicitly threatened the former Soviet state with a massive military build-up.