‘Sham’ Ukrainian referendum results point to Russia’s annexation

Russia says the majority voted for annexation “Welcome home, in Russia!” Medvedev says Russia’s parliament says it may consider annexation on October 4 The United States plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines mysteriously damaged LONDON/ZAPORECHA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Officials have installed Russia in four occupied regions of … Read more

EXCLUSIVE: US seeks allies as division emerges over global plastic pollution treaty

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to forge a coalition of countries to advance negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after launching a similar group that includes several other G7 nations, according to a document seen by Reuters. . The move underscores its desire to keep the treaty’s focus … Read more

Federal Reserve officials stare at the markets, say inflation is the focus

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Federal Reserve officials on Monday shrugged off heightened volatility in global markets from falling U.S. stocks to currency turmoil abroad and said their priority remained controlling domestic inflation. “There are interactions out there,” said Loretta Meester, president of the Federal Reserve Bank … Read more

Gas crisis plunges LNG shipping market into the hands of energy giants

LONDON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The skyrocketing price of liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipping has alienated dozens of small traders, concentrating business in the hands of a handful of major global energy companies and major global trading houses. This grip is not expected to ease until 2026 when more LNG begins to emerge and lower prices, raising … Read more

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned as protests spread over woman’s death

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Revolutionary Guard issues warning of unrest Reports of security forces being attacked A Kurdish woman did this after being detained by the morality police The Iranian government has vowed to investigate her death DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards called on the judiciary on Thursday … Read more

US Treasury official criticizes China’s “non-conventional” debt practices

Chinese yuan banknotes are shown in this illustrative photo taken on April 25, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Law/Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register China is the largest official creditor in the world Lack of transparency and confidentiality agreements under fire Urging progress on Common Framework debt deals for Zambia and other countries … Read more

Putin’s ally says he favors the formal integration of Ukraine’s regions into Russia

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Medvedev says he prefers Russia’s absorption of Ukraine’s regions In preparation for this, referendums are held Such a step is irreversible – Medvedev Ukraine says its forces have captured a village in Luhansk “It is clear that the occupiers are in a state of panic,” … Read more

Five killed in Iran during protests over death in custody – rights group

A Kurdish woman was detained by Iran’s morality police last week The police deny any wrongdoing, Mahsa Amini said The United States says Amini died after sustaining injuries in custody Iraqi Kurdish leader sends condolences to his family DUBAI (Reuters) – Five people were killed in Iran’s Kurdish region on Monday when security forces opened … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin opens the way to the monastery before the funeral

Kings and leaders gather in London for the Queen’s funeral Thousands of streets line up for pomp and processions Queen Elizabeth was highly respected in Britain and abroad Her death comes as Britain faces the threat of an economic crisis LONDON (Reuters) – Leaders and royalty from around the world gathered in London on Monday … Read more

Biden praises Queen Elizabeth for lying in state

Biden in London before Monday’s funeral World leaders have paid respects in the Queen’s coffin A decision is to be made on when the waiting list will close in case of lying in the country LONDON (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden is expected to salute Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in London on Sunday, joining hundreds … Read more