Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia stood poised Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine after claiming that voters in areas where it has military control had overwhelmingly endorsed living under Moscow’s rule. Armed troops went door-to-door to collect ballots during five days of voting in Kremlin-organized referendums that asked if the occupied areas should become … Read more

Ukraine’s president: No talks with Putin if its land is annexed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s president warned Tuesday that Russia’s just concluded “sham referendums” and attempts to annex Ukrainian territory rule out any talks with Moscow as long as Vladimir Putin remains president, and called for Russia’s “complete isolation” and tough new global sanctions. Speaking to the UN Security Council by video link over Russian … Read more

5 things to know for Sept. 28: Hurricane Ian, Jan. 6, Nord Stream, Immigration, NASA

CNN — The world’s first all-electric passenger aircraft has successfully taken to the sky with battery technology similar to that of an electric car or a cell phone. The zero-emission plane – named Alice – traveled at an altitude of 3,500 feet for eight minutes during its inaugural flight on Tuesday. Now, the company behind … Read more

Trump warns of possible World War III over Ukraine, Taiwan

Former President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that World War III could erupt over Ukraine or Taiwan — and said Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat of unleashing nuclear weapons made this “a very bad and very dangerous time.” During an appearance on 77 WABC radio, Trump was asked by host John Catsimatidis what things “keep you … Read more

Russian forces have staged illegal ‘referendums’ in Ukraine. What comes next?

CNN — Pro-Russian authorities have held so-called referendums in four regions of Ukraine over recent days and, while the votes are illegal and have been universally dismissed as “a sham” by Ukraine and Western nations, there are fears that they could create a pretext for a new, dangerous stage in the war. They come with … Read more

The gigantic moon hotel that could be built in Dubai

Editor’s Note — This CNN Travel series is, or was, sponsored by the country it highlights. CNN retains full editorial control over subject matter, reporting and frequency of the articles and videos within the sponsorship, in compliance with our policy. The team behind Moon World Resorts reckon so too — sort of. They want to … Read more

Pacific nation leaders in Washington as US seeks to deepen ties | News

US President Joe Biden will host leaders from the Pacific Islands this week in what the White House is billing as a first-of-its-kind regional leaders summit in Washington, amid increasing rivalry between the United States and China in the Pacific. The two-day summit will kick off on September 28 and feature a dinner between Biden … Read more

Pacific nation leaders in Washington as US seeks to deepen ties | News

US President Joe Biden will host leaders from the Pacific Islands this week in what the White House is billing as a first-of-its-kind regional leaders summit in Washington, amid increasing rivalry between the United States and China in the Pacific. The two-day summit will kick off on September 28 and feature a dinner between Biden … Read more