U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

U.S. slaps sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and members of the legislature. The United States acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest … Read more

Ukraine tells Russia to appeal if it wants imperilled troops freed

Ukraine tells Russia to appeal if it wants imperilled troops freed

Lyman has served as logistics and transport hub for Russia Its capture would be big setback for Russian forces KYIV, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Friday it had all the supply routes to the Russian stronghold of Lyman in the crosshairs of its artillery in the east, and told Moscow it would have … Read more

Ukraine tells Russia to appeal to Kyiv if it wants encircled troops freed

Ukraine tells Russia to appeal to Kyiv if it wants encircled troops freed

KYIV, Sept 30 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian presidential adviser said on Friday Russia would have to appeal to Kyiv for Moscow’s encircled troops to be allowed out of the Russian stronghold of Lyman in eastern Ukraine if it was concerned about them. “Today (Russia) will have to ask for an exit from Lyman. Only if, … Read more

Gunfire and blasts in Burkina Faso capital raise fears of another coup

Gunfire and blasts in Burkina Faso capital raise fears of another coup

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Soldiers took to the streets of Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday and blocked access to administrative buildings after gunfire rang out and a blast was heard near the presidential palace, raising fears of a second military coup in eight months. Gunshots were first heard around dawn at the main military … Read more

Dozens killed or wounded in Russian missile strike in Ukraine, Kyiv says

Dozens killed or wounded in Russian missile strike in Ukraine, Kyiv says

At least 25 killed in missile strike – Ukrainian officials Dead were civilians planning to enter Russia-held area Police say attacks involved at least three missiles ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Dozens of civilians were killed or wounded in what Kyiv said was a cynical Russian missile strike on a convoy of civilian cars … Read more

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU approves energy windfall profit levies Countries eye gas price caps as their next move States split over how to contain sky-high prices BRUSSELS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to impose emergency levies on energy firms’ windfall profits, and began talks on their next move to tackle Europe’s energy crunch … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardising peace – U.N. chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenskiy summons emergency meeting on security, defence Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host a ceremony on Friday for the annexation of four … Read more

Nord Stream pipeline leaks into Baltic Sea create massive greenhouse gas release

Nord Stream pipeline leaks into Baltic Sea create massive greenhouse gas release

The suspected sabotage of the two Nord Stream pipelines is likely to be releasing five times the amount of methane into the atmosphere as the largest greenhouse gas release in US history.  Key points: The leaks are likely to have produced the largest burst of potent methane gas on record A climate scientist says whoever is behind it … Read more

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

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 warns of new sanctions

Russia set to annex Ukraine territory; West warns 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 over 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