Russia wants to annex Ukraine territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament considers annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept. 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex part of Ukraine within days, releasing so-called voting figures showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join the country, after what … Read more

Ukrainians flee Russian annexation – while you still can

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – “It’s funny. No one voted, but the results are in,” laughed Lyubomir Boyko, 43, of Golo Pristan, a village in the Russian-occupied Kherson province, as he waited on Wednesday outside a Country Relief Office with his family in a refugee reception center. As Russia prepares to annex a strip … Read more

EU executive proposes eighth set of sanctions against Russia

EU countries begin negotiations on new package of sanctions against Russia 27 Member States divided over oil price ceiling Ukraine: It is necessary to stop the flow of ‘blood money’ to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept. 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive on Wednesday proposed an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of … Read more

Saudi king appoints crown prince MbS as prime minister

RIYADH, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has named his son and heir Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as the kingdom’s prime minister and his second son Prince Khalid as defense minister, a royal decree showed on Tuesday. The reshuffle kept another son, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, as energy minister, the … Read more

Mysterious leaks hit Russian undersea gas pipelines, raising European suspicion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Neither Nord Stream pipeline was pumping gas at the time Both pipes still contain pressurized gas Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has pushed prices up Europe races to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – European countries rushed … Read more

Home to 28,000 US troops, South Korea unlikely to avoid conflict in Taiwan

US President Joe Biden drinks ice cream as he greets US troops during his visit to the Air Operations Center at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – Tensions over Taiwan have raised the thorny issue … Read more

Fierce fighting as Ukraine’s annexation vote enters its final day

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fierce fighting as Russian referendums roll into final day Russian conscription leads to protests, exodus No decisions made on closing Russian border, Kremlin says Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were engaged in fierce fighting in various parts of Ukraine on Tuesday … Read more

Russian FSB detains and expels Japanese consul for alleged espionage

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

Factbox: Russia prepares to formally annex 15% of Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is preparing to formally annex about 15% of Ukraine’s territory after referendums on accession to Russia in areas controlled by Russian forces or Russian-backed separatists. read more CAN THE WEST STOP PUTIN? Neither the West nor Ukraine can … Read more

Italy election winners focus on era of political stability

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right bloc for clear majority in both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister League leader says government will be stable Government is expected to be sworn in in a few weeks Record low turnout casts shadow over result ROME, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – … Read more