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

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

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

In China, home buyers occupy their ‘decaying’, unfinished properties

GUILIN, China, Sept. 26 (Reuters) – For six months, the home for Ms Xu was a room in a high-rise apartment in the southern Chinese city of Guilin, which she bought three years ago, attracted by brochures touting the river view and the clean air of the city. Her living conditions, however, are far from … Read more

Italy’s right wing, led by Meloni, wins elections, exit polls say

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right block on its way to majority in exit polls from both houses Meloni becomes the country’s first female prime minister Early vote after the collapse of the Draghi . government ROME, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – A right-wing alliance led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy … Read more

Lavrov promises ‘complete protection’ for every territory annexed by Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Reuters) – Russia’s top diplomat said on Saturday that regions of Ukraine where widely derided referendums are held would come under Russian “full protection” if annexed by Moscow, fearing Russia could further escalate the conflict and even use nuclear weapons. Foreign Minister … Read more

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of US VP Harris . visit

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, Sept. 25 (Reuters) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile toward the sea off its eastern coast on Sunday ahead of planned military exercises by South Korean and US forces with an aircraft carrier and a visit to the region by the US Vice President … Read more

Shelling hits southern Ukraine, Russia in UN spotlight over escalation

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept. 25 (Reuters) – Shelling struck southern Ukraine late Saturday as Russia tried to defend its seven-month-old war at the United Nations, even as it tries to escalate the conflict. Kiev and Western countries say referendums in areas that Russia has forcibly occupied are a sham … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of ‘playing with fire’ around Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 24 (Reuters) – Russia on Saturday accused the United States of “playing with fire” around Taiwan, while China said it will push for “peaceful reunification” with the democratically-ruled island and pledged to take strong steps to resist against any outside interference, a thinly … Read more

Storm Fiona ravages Canada’s east coast; thousands without power

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept. 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona struck hurricane-force winds across eastern Canada on Saturday, blowing trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, downgraded to post-tropical … Read more