UN body rejects debate on China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in blow to West

Narrow defeat seen as blow to West, UN credibility First attempt to put China’s rights record on agenda Muslim countries like Pakistan reject the motion China lobbies hard against debate on sidelines GENEVA, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The UN rights council on Thursday voted down a Western-led motion to hold a debate about alleged human … Read more

Thailand massacre: ex-cop kills 24 children in knife and gun rampage

Total death toll including shooter is 37 – police Attacker kills 24 children, 13 adults in rampage Thai daycare center was for children aged 2-5 Most child victims were stabbed – police Attacker killed his wife, child, and shot himself NA KLANG, Thailand, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A former policeman killed 34 people, including 23 … Read more

Nord Stream investigation finds evidence of detonations, Swedish police say

Swedish Security Service says ‘gross sabotage’ indicated Investigation shows detonations at Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines Russia says not asked to participate in investigation HELSINKI/STOCKHOLM, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A crime scene investigation of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines from Russia to Europe found evidence of detonations, strengthening suspicions of “gross … Read more

Russia submits objections to Ukraine genocide case in World Court

THE HAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russia has submitted preliminary objections to a genocide case against Moscow brought by Ukraine, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Thursday. At the ICJ, the United Nations highest court for disputes between states, parties can file preliminary objections if they believe the court does not have jurisdiction in … Read more

US believes Ukraine was behind killing of Dugina in Russia, NYT says

Parts of Ukraine state authorized killing – NYT Kremlin says US appears to agree with Moscow Ukraine says Dugina was of no interest LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – US intelligence agencies believe parts of the Ukrainian government authorized a car bomb attack near Moscow in August that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of a prominent … Read more

US appeals court sends DACA case back to lower court to consider new rule

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a program that has protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation was unlawful, but said current enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider a new Biden administration regulation. A panel of … Read more

US court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home, after prosecutors complained the process is hammering their investigation. The decision by the Atlanta-based US Court of Appeals for … Read more

Russian journalist who fled house arrest says she is innocent

Journalist confirms she has skipped house arrest Ovsyannikova defies Putin again in new video Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake news after staging a series of lone protests against the war in Ukraine, said on Wednesday she had fled house arrest because she had no case to answer. … Read more

Kremlin says annexation and retreat are not a contradiction amid Ukrainian successes

Putin signs annexation documents Russian forces battle counter offensive Putin appoints officials to run regions Kremlin: the territories will be returned LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – As President Vladimir Putin completed paperwork for the annexation of four regions of Ukraine on Wednesday, the Kremlin said there was no contradiction between Russian retreats and Putin’s vow … Read more

Biden, doctors say new abortion laws have chilling impact

WASHINGTON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden and top White House officials announced new guidelines and grants to protect abortion and contraception rights on Tuesday, and said women’s rights have already been curtailed since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade 100 days ago. Speaking at a meeting of the reproductive rights task … Read more