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

Factbox: Where have Russians been fleeing to since mobilization began?

BERLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Russians have piled across the border to neighboring states since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization on Sept. 21 for the war in Ukraine. Here is a guide on how many people have crossed and how countries are reacting: HOW MANY HAVE FLED RUSSIA SINCE MOBILIZATION WAS ANNOUNCED? Getting … Read more

Russian-installed Ukraine official pours scorn on Putin’s generals, defense minister

LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – A Russian-installed official in Ukraine poured scorn on Moscow’s generals on Thursday and suggested its defense minister should shoot himself because of failures in the Ukraine conflict, in a highly rare public rebuke of the Kremlin’s top brass. After more than seven months of war in Ukraine, Russia’s most basic … 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

Europe club meets in Prague to build ‘new order’ without Russia

PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The European Union wants the 44 countries gathering for an inaugural summit in Prague of the European Political Community (EPC) on Thursday to highlight Russia’s international isolation over Moscow’s war in Ukraine, the bloc’s top diplomat said. However, the summit will likely be dominated by differences about how to cap … Read more

Three in four Americans say US should support Ukraine despite Russian threats, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Nearly three-quarters of Americans say that the United States should continue to support Ukraine, despite Russian threats that it could use nuclear weapons to protect its territory, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday . The polling suggested continuing backing for President Joe Biden’s provision of weapons systems, … Read more

Protesters throng central Budapest in support of Hungarian teachers

BUDAPEST, Oct 5 (Reuters) – At least 10,000 Hungarian students, teachers and parents blocked a Budapest bridge before filling a main square outside parliament on Wednesday in support of teachers fighting for higher wages and teachers sacked for protesting. Teachers have launched an “I want to teach” campaign and called for civil disobedience to demand … Read more

Russia wants secret UN vote on move to condemn ‘annexation’ of Ukraine regions

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russia is lobbying for a secret ballot instead of a public vote when the 193-member UN General Assembly next week considers whether to condemn Moscow’s move to annex four partially occupied regions in Ukraine after staging what it called referendums. Ukraine and allies have denounced the votes in Donetsk, … 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