‘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

Japan prepares to bid Abe farewell to controversial state funeral

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will honor assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, the divisive figure who has dominated modern politics as the country’s longest-serving leader, at a rare state funeral that has become almost as divisive. I was. Abe’s killing at a campaign … Read more

Storm Fiona rips through Canada’s east coast, destroying homes and roads

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Strong storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing trees and power lines and reducing many homes to “just a pile of rubble.” The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, which has been downgraded to Post-Tropical Hurricane Fiona, is now in … 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

Putin acknowledges China’s concerns about Ukraine in reference to friction

Putin says he will explain Moscow’s position to China The Russians in the East are digging in – Ukrainian official EU chief in Kyiv says good progress on accession Kyiv (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he understands Chinese President Xi Jinping has concerns about the situation in Ukraine, in a surprising … Read more

In the liberated town of Ukraine, locals weep with relief and tell harrowing tales

BAALAKLIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Defended calm reigned after three days of fighting in the battle-ravaged town of Balaklya in northeastern Ukraine, but Maria Timofeeva said it was only when she saw Ukrainian soldiers that she was wounded by more than six. Months of Russian occupation is over. “I was walking away … when I saw … Read more