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

Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region. Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of … Read more

Britain’s market rout stokes contagion fears around the globe

NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The scale and speed of the sell-off in British assets has jolted world markets, raising concern about contagion as chaos in a major developed economy adds to unease already generated by sharp interest rate rises from the United States and elsewhere. Following Friday’s UK mini-budget, which flagged 45 billion … 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

US FDA proposes new rules for packaged foods to qualify as ‘healthy’

Sept 28 (Reuters) – The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday proposed new rules for labeling packaged foods as “healthy”, as it seeks to help people make informed nutritional choices which can help lower the risk of chronic diseases. The proposed changes to food labeling come on the day of the first White … Read more

Bed, Bath & Beyond investors watching merchandise mix during sales slump

NEW YORK, NY, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY.O) investors will be closely watching the home goods retailer’s second quarter earnings on Thursday for clues as to how customers are responding to its merchandise overhaul. The holiday season will be Bed Bath & Beyond’s “make-or-break moment” to show shoppers that its new … 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

EU executive proposes eighth batch of sanctions against Russia

EU states start negotiating new package of Russia sanctions 27 member countries split on oil price cap Ukraine: It’s needed to stop ‘blood money’ flowing to Russia BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The European Union executive proposed on Wednesday an eighth round of sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine, including tighter trade restrictions, … Read more

Millions urged to evacuate as Florida Gulf Coast braces for Hurricane Ian

SARASOTA, Fla., Sept 28 (Reuters) – Florida Gulf Coast residents emptied grocery shelves, boarded up windows and fled to evacuation shelters as Hurricane Ian barreled closer on Wednesday, lashing the state’s southern tip hours before it was forecast to make US landfall. Ian has strengthened into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane, the US National … Read more