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

Italy 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 the 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 … 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

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

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

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