Ukrainians Flee Russian Annexation – While They Still Can

ZABORIZIA, Ukraine, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – “It’s funny. Nobody voted, yet the results came out,” laughed 43-year-old Lyubomir Boyko, from the village of Golo Pristan in the Russian-occupied Kherson region. The United Nations Aid Office with his family at the refugee reception centre. As Russia prepares to annex a swathe of Ukrainian territory the size … Read more

Analysis: Nord Stream gas leak raises climate concerns, but its impact is hard to determine

(Reuters) – Unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea are releasing greenhouse gas emissions, raising fears that the disruption could cause climate catastrophe — though it remains unclear to what extent. Neither pipeline was in operation, but both contained natural gas — which consists largely of methane, a potent greenhouse gas … Read more

‘Sham’ Ukrainian referendum results point to Russia’s annexation

Russia says the majority voted for annexation “Welcome home, in Russia!” Medvedev says Russia’s parliament says it may consider annexation on October 4 The United States plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines mysteriously damaged LONDON/ZAPORIZIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Officials who installed Russia in four occupied regions of … Read more

Gas leakage from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the Baltic Sea

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN (Reuters) – Danish authorities on Monday told ships to stay away from a five-nautical-mile radius off the island of Bornholm after a gas leak overnight from the Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. The German government said it was in contact … Read more

Lavrov pledges to “fully protect” any annexed land | war news between russia and ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said regions of Ukraine where widely criticized referendums are being held would be under Moscow’s “full protection” if they were annexed, raising the possibility that nuclear weapons would be used if Kyiv tried to reclaim those territories. Lavrov’s remarks at a news conference in New York City on Saturday came … Read more

Victorious Week in Saudi Arabia Reclaims the Embrace of the West

New York (AFP) – It seems that Saudi Arabia is leaving behind a torrent of negative coverage about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. It has been snatched away since 2018. The kingdom is once again enthusiastically welcomed back into the polite and powerful community, and the pursuit of Saudi investments is no longer frowned upon. … Read more

Japan intervenes in the foreign exchange market to stop the yen’s decline after the Bank of Japan kept rates very low

Bank of Japan maintains very low rates, pessimistic policy guidance A Japanese foreign exchange diplomat said he had taken “decisive” action. Confirmation of intervention pushes the dollar to slide more than 2% Analysts doubt Tokyo’s ability to continue supporting the yen Bank of Canada says it didn’t help the Bank of Japan TOKYO (Reuters) – … Read more

Putin’s speech: Russia announces “partial mobilization” of citizens for its attack on Ukraine

In a speech, Putin said he would use “every means at our disposal” and would even raise the specter of nuclear weapons if he deemed Russia’s “territorial integrity” to be endangered. The mobilization means the possibility of calling up citizens who are in reserve and subjecting those with military experience to compulsory conscription, Putin said, … Read more

Wagner Group: Russian mercenaries bomb Bakhmut as Moscow searches for victory

The battle is as intense as it is decisive around the city of Bakhmut. The Russian positions are located within 200 meters of the Ukrainian military unit joined by CNN. The unit is caught up in a horrific artillery duel, sheltering in cellars, and using commercially procured drones as the best line of defense and … Read more

Strong earthquake hits Mexico on fateful anniversary, killing at least two

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating earthquakes, killing at least two people, damaging buildings, disrupting electricity and sending Mexico City residents out for safety. Authorities said two people died in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, one of whom crashed into a department store … Read more