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

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

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

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin on its way to its final resting place

Queen’s coffin on the way to the final resting place in Windsor Monarchs and leaders gather in London for a state funeral Thousands line streets for display of pomp and pageantry Queen Elizabeth was widely revered in Britain and beyond Death comes as Britain faces the risk of economic crisis LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – … 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

King Charles, William greet well-wishers in the queen’s queue

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren to hold vigil The line to see the queen’s coffin stretches to 16.5 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – King Charles and his son William shook hands and greeted well-wishers who had queued for hours in central London on Saturday to file past the … 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

Queue to see queen’s lying-in-state paused as capacity reached

King Charles visits Wales, last stop of UK tour King and siblings to stand vigil on Friday night Police mounted a huge security operation ahead of the funeral LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – As tens of thousands of people poured into London ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Monday, the miles-long queue of mourners … Read more