US says ex-Army major and wife tried to leak military health data to Russia

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – A former US Army major and his anesthesiologist wife have been criminally charged for allegedly plotting to leak highly sensitive healthcare data about military patients to Russia, the Justice Department revealed on Thursday. Jamie Lee Henry, the former major who was also a doctor at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, … Read more

US charges Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska with violating sanctions

NEW YORK, Sept 29 (Reuters) – US prosecutors on Thursday unveiled criminal charges accusing the Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska of violating sanctions imposed after Russia invaded Ukraine. Deripaska, the 54-year-old founder of aluminum giant Rusal (RUAL.MM), , was among two dozen Russian oligarchs and government officials blacklisted by Washington in 2018 in reaction to Russia’s … Read more

Russia says Nord Stream likely hit by state-backed ‘terrorism’

Kremlin says damage to pipelines looks like ‘terrorism’ EU official says leaks change nature of Ukraine conflict European officials say Russian ships seen nearby -CNN MOSCOW/BRUSSELS, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia said on Thursday that leaks spewing gas into the Baltic Sea from pipelines to Germany appeared to be the result of state-sponsored “terrorism”, as … Read more

Ukraine calls emergency meeting of security, defense chiefs

KYIV, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold an emergency meeting with top security, political and defense officials on Friday, following the Kremlin’s announcement of plans by Russia to annex four Ukrainian regions. The Kremlin said on Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin would sign documents on Friday proclaiming Moscow’s annexation of … Read more

Myanmar court jails Suu Kyi, Australian economist for 3 years – source

Sept 29 (Reuters) – A court in military-ruled Myanmar on Thursday jailed deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her former economic adviser, Australian Sean Turnell, for three years for violating a secrets law, a source familiar with the proceedings said. Both had pleaded not guilty to charges of violating the official secrets act, which … Read more

Fourth leak found on Nord Stream pipelines, Swedish coast guard says

OSLO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Sweden’s coast guard discovered a fourth gas leak on the damaged Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week, a spokesperson told the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper. The European Union suspects sabotage was behind the gas leaks on the subsea Russian pipelines to Europe and has promised a “robust” response to any intentional … Read more

Russia set to annex Ukraine territory; West wars of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions on referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine within days, releasing what it called vote tallies showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join … Read more

US unveils $1.1 billion Ukraine arms package

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States unveiled a $1.1 billion arms package for Ukraine’s battle with Russia that includes 18 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launcher systems, accompanying munitions, various types of counter drone systems and radar systems, US officials said on Wednesday. The Pentagon’s announcement kicks off a contracting process to … Read more

Iran president says Amini’s death is ‘tragic incident’, but ‘chaos’ unacceptable

Raisi says Amini’s death has saddened everyone Says “chaos” is unacceptable, backs security forces Growing death toll as protests spread to over 80 cities Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Wednesday said that the death of a young woman in custody had … Read more

Kremlin says military campaign in Ukraine to continue at least until capture of all of Donetsk region

MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Wednesday its “special military operation” in Ukraine must continue at least until the capture of all of east Ukraine’s Donetsk region. In a call with reporters, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov noted that the self-styled Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) – a breakaway Russian-backed entity that has been … Read more