Lavrov pledges ‘full protection’ for any territory annexed by Russia

Lavrov pledges ‘full protection’ for any territory annexed by Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s top diplomat on Saturday said regions of Ukraine where widely-derided referendums are being held would be under Russia’s “full protection” if they are annexed by Moscow, amid fears Russia could further escalate the conflict and even use nuclear weapons. … Read more

Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast, forcing evacuations

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing over trees and powerlines, and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was … Read more

Blinken tells China’s Wang peace in Taiwan Strait is vital

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart on Friday that the maintenance of peace and stability over Taiwan was vitally important, as the two met with high tensions over the Chinese-claimed island. Taiwan was the focus of … Read more

Italian election set to crown Meloni head of most right-wing govt since WW2

Italy votes for new, slimmed-down parliament on Sept. 25 Nationalist Giorgia Meloni predicted to top the polls Pollsters say last-minute surprise not impossible Economic, diplomatic problems await next prime minister ROME, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday could make history, giving the country its first female prime minister at the head of … Read more

Ban on gas fracking in England lifted in push for energy independence

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Britain pushing to increase domestic energy supply Moratorium has been in place since 2019 More research needed to assess the risk of tremors BGS survey says challenges remain on predicting impact LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain on Thursday formally lifted a moratorium on fracking for … Read more

On the run, Lebanese woman who stole her own savings says she’s not the criminal

Sali Hafiz who held up Beirut bank decrees ‘country of mafias’ Hafiz on the run after taking savings for cancer treatment Growing number of depositors hold up Lebanese banks BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON Sept 21 (Reuters) – On the run from authorities after forcing a bank to release her family savings at gunpoint to treat her … Read more

Hurricane Fiona slams Turks and Caicos as Category 3 storm, heads for Bermuda

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona slammed into the Turks and Caicos Islands as a powerful Category 3 storm on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains and triggering floods on the Caribbean archipelago after cutting a path of destruction through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. US officials said the storm had claimed … Read more

Hurricane Fiona seen intensifying after slamming Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico/Santo Domingo, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Fiona was churning north on Monday evening after bringing torrential rain and powerful winds to the Dominican Republic and triggering a total power outage in neighboring Puerto Rico, where at least two people died. The Category 2 hurricane will likely become a Category 3 as … Read more

Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Spain may shut energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE Berlin still working on Uniper bailout BERLIN/LISBON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Germany was pressing on Monday to secure liquefied natural gas contracts with Gulf producers and other European states outlined measures … Read more

Russian artillery and air strikes pound eastern Ukraine targets

Russia steps up strikes at Ukrainian civilian targets -Britain Ukraine says graves found near Izium, relatives search for dead Biden urges Putin not to use tactical nuclear, chemical weapons Main power line restored at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant – IAEA IZIUM, Ukraine, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Russia has widened its strikes on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure in … Read more