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

In poor, rural Buryatia, Russia’s partial mobilization hits hard

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – (This Sep. 23 story has been updated to correct the name and age of the student quoted in the final three paragraphs to Nastya, 21, not Aryuna, 19.) A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to boost the armies fighting in Ukraine, officials arrived at Alexander … Read more

Central banks raise rates again as Fed drives global inflation fight

Rates raised from Britain to Indonesia after the Fed moved Investors price in bigger hikes from ECB Japan steps in as yen plummets Emerging market currencies under pressure FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Global central banks continued raising interest rates on Thursday, following the US Federal Reserve in a fight against inflation that is sending … Read more

On the run, Lebanese woman who stole 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

In challenge to the West, Russia unveils a plan to annex swathes of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/ File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian-separatists plan … Read more

Ukraine marches further into liberated lands, separatists call for urgent referendum

Damaged cars are seen in the town of Kupiansk, recently liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, in this handout picture released September 19, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ukraine says its forces advance to the … 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 … Read more

Cheetahs return to India after 70-year absence

Eight cheetahs transported from Namibia to India The animal disappeared from India 70 years ago Bid to bring back the cats could burnish environmental credentials Some conservationists call it an unrealistic vanity project Challenges include space limits, rival predators LONDON/NEW DELHI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Eight radio-collared African cheetahs step out on to the grassland … Read more

EXCLUSIVE With a Russian nudge, Turkey and Syria step up contacts

Any normalization would reshape the decade-long Syrian war Intelligence chiefs held meetings over the last few weeks Focused on Ukraine, Moscow urges political solution in Syria ANKARA/BEIRUT, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Turkey’s intelligence chief has held multiple meetings with his Syrian counterpart in Damascus over the last few weeks, a sign of Russian efforts to … Read more