Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi, Australian economist for 3 years – source

Sept 29 (Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Thursday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her former economic adviser, Australian Sean Turnell, to three years in prison for violating secrecy laws, a source familiar with the proceedings said. Both pleaded not guilty to charges of breaching the Official Secrets Act, which … Read more

EU vows to protect energy systems after ‘sabotage’ on Russian gas pipelines

EU diplomats believe that sabotage may have caused the leak The Danish defense minister is concerned about the security of the Baltic Sea Danish defense minister meets NATO chiefs in Brussels BERLIN/COPENHAGEN, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Gas spilled over two Russian pipelines to Europe after several states said there would be a “strong and united … Read more

The U.S. and Europe are running out of weapons to send to Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers fire an M777 howitzer, Kharkiv region, northeastern Ukraine. This photo may not be distributed in the Russian Federation. Vyacheslav Madievsky | Future Releases | Getty Images In the US arms industry, the typical production level for artillery rounds for the 155 millimeter howitzer – the long-range heavy artillery currently used on the battlefields … Read more

Ukraine ‘sham’ referendum results point to Russia annexation

Russia says the majority vote for annexation ‘Welcome home, to Russia!’ Medvedev says The Russian Parliament says that 4 Oct The US plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines have mysteriously malfunctioned LONDON/ZAPORIZZIA, Ukraine, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Russian-backed officials in Ukraine’s four occupied regions voted overwhelmingly in … Read more

Fugitive ‘Fat Leonard’ in Navy bribery scam seeks Venezuelan asylum

A fugitive nicknamed “Fat Leonard” who masterminded a massive, multimillion-dollar Navy bribery scandal is seeking asylum in Venezuela, where he has been. Caught a week ago After spending 16 days on the lam. Leonard Glenn Francis eluded federal authorities Sept. 4 by cutting his GPS monitor while awaiting a prison sentence in San Diego. An … Read more

Japan holds controversial state funeral for assassinated leader Shinzo Abe | CNN

Tokyo CNN – Japan bid farewell to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in an elaborate state funeral on Tuesday, despite a public outcry over the cost of the event as the country grapples with its late leader’s legacy. Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shot dead during a campaign speech in Nara in July, surprising a … Read more

Russia’s FSB detains and expels Japanese consul for alleged spying – agencies

Register now for free unlimited access to Register MOSCOW/TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s FSB security agency said on Monday it had detained the Japanese consul in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok for alleged espionage and ordered him to leave the country, Russian news agencies said. The consul was released after being detained … Read more