Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

The Russian annexation of the four territories was condemned worldwide ‘Dangerous escalation’ threatens peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelensky says Putin must be stopped if the war is to end Zelensky called an emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was due to host a ceremony on Friday to … Read more

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

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

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 Reuters.com 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

‘I don’t want to die for someone else’s ambitions’: Men across Russia face mobilization | CNN

CNN – Tension was in the air late on Friday night as a long line of cars lined up near the Petkuhovo checkpoint on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan. Andrei Alekseev, a 27-year-old engineer from the city of Yekaterinburg, was one of several men in line to flee Russia in the wake of President … Read more

Philippines on red alert as Super Typhoon Noru approaches

The storm, locally known as Super Typhoon Carding, reached super typhoon status early Sunday morning local time in the Philippines after suddenly intensifying. “The highest emergency preparedness and response protocol has been activated in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Mimaropa and Bicol regions,” the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. Strong winds are … Read more

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards issue warning as protests over woman’s death spread

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The Revolutionary Guards warned of unrest Reports of security forces being attacked A Kurdish woman did after being detained by moral police The Iranian government has promised to investigate her death DUBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards called on the Islamic Republic’s judiciary … Read more

Putin ally says he favours formally incorporating Ukrainian regions into Russia

Register now for free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Medvedev says Russia favors annexation of Ukrainian territories Its prelude is to hold a referendum Such a step would be irreversible – Medvedev Ukraine says its forces have captured a village in Luhansk “Businesses are clearly scared,” says Zelensky. LONDON/Kyiv, Sept 20 (Reuters) – A top … Read more