Slovak parliament approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Slovak parliament approves NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

Sept 27 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s parliament on Tuesday ratified the entry of Finland and Sweden to NATO, becoming one of the last countries to back the military alliance’s expansion. Finland and Sweden sought to join NATO this year in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. NATO’s 30 members have been ratifying their entry since accession … Read more

Gas leaks in Russian pipelines to Europe stoke sabotage fears

Gas leaks in Russian pipelines to Europe stoke sabotage fears

Polish PM blames sabotage, without citing evidence Russia say leaks threaten Europe’s energy security Footage shows gas bubbles churning sea surface Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Europe was investigating leaks in two Russian gas pipelines that churned up the … Read more

Gas from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline leaks into Baltic Sea

Gas from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline leaks into Baltic Sea

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Danish authorities on Monday asked ships to steer clear of a five nautical mile radius off the island of Bornholm after a gas leak overnight from the defunct Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline drained into the Baltic Sea. The German … Read more

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Many POWs freed by Russia had suffered torture – senior Ukraine official

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s military intelligence said on Thursday the percentage of released Ukrainian prisoners of war who had suffered torture while in Russian detention was “rather high”. Head of Ukraine’s Presidential Office Andriy Yermak and Military Intelligence Chief Kyrylo Budanov … Read more

Russian call-up sparks exodus by some men as air fares soar

Russian call-up sparks exodus by some men as air fares soar

Air tickets from Moscow sell out Heavier traffic at Russia’s land borders ‘Panic demand’ for air tickets – source TBILISI/VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Some Russian men rushed for the borders on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation, with traffic at frontier crossings with Finland and Georgia surging and prices for … Read more

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HELSINKI, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight and remained elevated into daytime hours on Thursday, the Finnish Border Guard said, although the situation was under control. Finland, whose 1,300-km (800-mile) border with Russia is the longest in the … Read more

Fed feeds recession fears, Japan steps in to support yen

Fed feeds recession fears, Japan steps in to support yen

Fed surprises with aggressive hike projections Japan intervenes in FX as dollar/yen breaks 145 Central bank bonanza as UK, Switzerland and Norway hike LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – World stocks were close to a two-year low and Japan was forced to intervene to prop up the yen for the first time since 1998 on Thursday … Read more

EU ministers agree to press ahead with new Russia sanctions

EU ministers agree to press ahead with new Russia sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with heads of the country’s leading engineering schools and their industrial partners in the city of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, September 21, 2022. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers agreed on Wednesday … Read more

Russia, Ukraine announce major surprise prisoner swap

Russia, Ukraine announce major surprise prisoner swap

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV/RIYADH, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine carried out an unexpected prisoner swap on Wednesday, the largest since the war began and involving almost 300 people, including 10 foreigners and the commanders who led a prolonged Ukrainian defence of Mariupol earlier this year. The foreigners … Read more