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

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

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

Soaring egg prices force French food industry to change recipes

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A more than doubling in egg prices in France due to soaring feed and energy costs and a lack of supplies after the worst ever bird flu crisis has prompted some food companies to lower output or change recipes, egg producers said on Wednesday. Both the European Union and the … Read more

Russian oil price cap will give buyers leverage – US official

US hero “positive dialogue” with China, India -Ben Harris Cap will maintain incentive to produce LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A price cap that Group of Seven (G7) countries want to impose on Russian oil will provide buyers with leverage to get better prices, a US Treasury official said on Wednesday. The United States has … Read more

South Korea, US fire missiles into the sea to protest ‘reckless’ North Korea test

SEOUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) – South Korea and the US military conducted rare missile drills and an American supercarrier repositioned east of North Korea after Pyongyang flew a missile over Japan, one of the allies’ sharpest responses since 2017 to a North Korean weapon test . Nuclear-armed North Korea test-fired an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) … Read more

US to impose costs on Iran for crackdown on protests, Biden says

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States this week will impose further costs on Iranian officials responsible for violence against demonstrators who protested against Iran’s government after the death of Mahsa Amini, President Joe Biden said on Monday. Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan, was arrested on Sept. 13 in Tehran for “unsuitable attire” … Read more

Half of mobilized men in Russian region sent home, commissar fired, governor says

Oct 3 (Reuters) – The military commissar of Russia’s Khabarovsk region was removed from his post after half of the newly mobilized personnel were sent home as they did not meet the draft criteria, the region’s governor said early on Monday. Russia’s first mobilization since World War Two, declared by President Vladimir Putin on Sept. … Read more

EU leaders to discuss next steps on energy, Ukraine

BRUSSELS, Oct 2 (Reuters) – EU country leaders will discuss how to step up support for Ukraine and their joint next steps to tame soaring energy prices when they meet on Friday. In a meeting invitation letter to EU leaders published on Sunday, European Council President Charles Michel called for a firm EU response to … Read more