Ukraine celebrates recapturing key town, Putin ally raises nuclear jitters

Ukraine celebrates recapturing key town, Putin ally raises nuclear jitters

Ukraine’s recapture of Lyman deals Moscow major setback Chechen leader suggests use of low-yield nuclear weapon Lyman is a key logistics hub in eastern Donetsk region Donetsk is one of four regions Putin says are now Russian KYIV, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Ukrainian troops said they had retaken the key bastion of Lyman in occupied … Read more

Protesters rally across Iran in the third week of unrest over Amini’s death

Protests sparked by death in custody enter 3rd week Reports of student arrests in Tehran, tear gas in Isfahan Four members of the security forces were confirmed killed in the southeast Strikes reported across Kurdish regions DUBAI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Protesters rallied across Iran and strikes were reported throughout the country’s Kurdish region on … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardizing peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelensky says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenksy summons emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host a Kremlin ceremony on Friday annexing four regions of … Read more

US says it has agreed Pacific Islands partnership, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed on a partnership for the future with them and held out the prospect of “big dollar” aid to a region where it hopes to stem China’s expanding influence. The Washington Post quoted US … Read more

Russia set to annex Ukrainian territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation The Russian parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine within days, releasing what it called vote tallies showing overwhelming support in four provinces to … Read more

Exclusive: Russia aiming to fly solo without Airbus and Boeing

Foreign aircraft will drop out of fleet – Rostec Airbus, Boeing planes will never be delivered – Rostec Russian-made engines, parts to be used – Rostec No expectation sanctions will be eased – Rostec This content was produced in Russia where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) … Read more

Mystery leaks hit Russian undersea gas lines, raising European suspicions

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipelines were pumping gas at the time Both pipelines still contain gas under pressure Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – … Read more

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more