Myanmar court jails Australian economist Suu Kyi 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 a secrets law, it said. a source familiar with the procedure. Both pleaded not guilty to violating the Secrets Act, which carries … Read more

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

Russian peasants conscripted into the army, Putin says

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – Farmers are among Russians being drafted into the military, President Vladimir Putin told officials on Tuesday, pointing to potential further risks to the 2023 crop. Russia is the largest wheat exporter in the … 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

Morning Bid: Eye of the Storm

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register A look at the day ahead of Mike Dolan’s US and global markets. As Hurricane Ian raged and set his sights on Cuba and Florida, a global financial storm calmed down the bond and currency markets moderately – though likely only temporarily. Ian strengthened to a … Read more

Mysterious leaks hit Russian undersea gas pipelines, raising European suspicion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to 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 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 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