Kwarteng defies “orthodoxy” after defeating the UK market

Weeks on the job, UK finance minister under fire for tax cuts Truss stands by a key ally but some question his future Kwarteng sacked a key official, and went without financial expectations LONDON (Reuters) – As Britain’s new chancellor to the exchequer, Kwasi Quarting hoped to undo the collective thinking in the Treasury that … Read more

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

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

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

At the United Nations, Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of radioactive water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toro Hanai Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The … 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

Cheetahs return to India after an absence of 70 years

Eight leopards moved from Namibia to India The animal disappeared from India 70 years ago Attempting to bring cats back may polish their environmental credentials Some conservationists call it an unrealistic vanity project Challenges include space limits and competing predators LONDON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Eight African leopards radioed to the grassland of Kono National Park … 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