Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of ‘playing with fire’ around Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States on Saturday of “playing with fire” around Taiwan while China said it will press on working for “peaceful reunification” with the democratically-governed island and pledged to take forceful steps to oppose any external interference, a … Read more

In poor, rural Buryatia, Russia’s partial mobilization hits hard

LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – (This Sep. 23 story has been updated to correct the name and age of the student quoted in the final three paragraphs to Nastya, 21, not Aryuna, 19.) A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization to boost the armies fighting in Ukraine, officials arrived at Alexander … Read more

Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The stridently pro-Kremlin editor of Russia’s state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilization grew across Russia. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering … Read more

Putin was ‘pushed’ into Ukraine war, says Italy’s Berlusconi

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi speaks during the closing electoral campaign rally of the centre-right’s coalition in Piazza del Popolo, ahead of the September 25 general election, in Rome, Italy, September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia’s Putin is a long-time friend of Berlusconi Berlusconi’s right-wing bloc … Read more

Israeli PM Lapid backs two-state solution with Palestinians

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid called on Thursday for a two-state solution to decades of Israeli-Palestinian conflict and reasserted that Israel would do “whatever it takes” to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb. His mention of a two-state solution, … Read more

IDB directors unanimously recommend firing of Claver-Carone after ethics probe

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 Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The Inter-American Development Bank’s board of directors voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend firing … Read more

Finland mulls barring Russians from entering as border traffic grows

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Finland said on Thursday it was considering barring most Russians from entering the country as traffic across the border from its eastern neighbor “intensified” following President Vladimir Putin’s order for a partial military mobilisation. Finnish land border crossings have remained … Read more

U.S. appeals court says Trump criminal probe can resume classified records review

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The US Justice Department can resume reviewing classified records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s Florida home pending appeal, a federal appeal court ruled on Wednesday, giving a boost to the criminal investigation into whether the records were … Read more

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

Exclusive: Turkey sells battle-tested drones to UAE as regional rivals mend ties

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UAE and Saudi Arabia both seeking Turkey’s TB2 drones Saudi Arabia wants to set up drone manufacturing plant – sources Baykar drone-maker has three-year backlog of orders, CEO says ANKARA, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Turkish defense firm Baykar has delivered 20 armed drones to the United … Read more