Iran protests over young woman’s death continue, 83 said killed

DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks or demonstrations. Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish town … 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

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

Analysis: India sharpens stand on Ukraine war but business as usual with Russia

NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – India is articulating its position against the Ukraine war more robustly to counter criticism that it is soft on Russia, but it still has not held Moscow responsible for the invasion and will not alter its policy on importing cheap Russian oil and coal. In their first in-person meeting … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Afghan Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat

KABUL, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The Taliban have signed a provisional deal with Russia to supply gasoline, diesel, gas and wheat to Afghanistan, Acting Afghan Commerce and Industry Minister Haji Nooruddin Azizi told Reuters. Azizi said his ministry was working to diversify its trading partners and that Russia had offered the Taliban administration a discount … Read more

Heavy fighting as annexation vote in Ukraine enters final day

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Heavy fighting as Russian referendums enter last day Russian conscription sparks protests, exodus No decisions taken on closing Russian border, Kremlin says KYIV, Ukraine, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were locked in heavy fighting in different parts of Ukraine on Tuesday as Russian-organized … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Trump nominee Claver-Carone voted out at IDB, threatens legal action

Visitors walk past a screen with the logo of Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City March 13, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Monday voted to fire … Read more

Hungary PM Orban says EU sanctions on Russia have “backfired”

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BUDAPEST, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Hungary should prepare for a prolonged war in neighboring Ukraine, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Monday, sharply criticsing European Union sanctions imposed on Russia which he said have “backfired”, driving up energy prices. Orban, long at odds with the EU … Read more

US tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

A man runs past banners with photos of presidential candidates, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Ciro Gomes and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 1, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US diplomats have assured … Read more

Britain bets all on historic tax cuts and borrowing, investors take fright

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Quarter cuts top rate of income tax in dash for growth Huge increase in UK government debt issuance planned Gilts suffer biggest slump in decades Pound falls to new 37-year low against dollar LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng unleashed historic … Read more