Shelling hits southern Ukraine, Russia in UN spotlight about escalation

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sept 25 (Reuters) – Shelling hit southern Ukraine late on Saturday while Russia sought to defend its seven-month old war at the United Nations even as it moves to escalate the conflict. Kyiv and Western nations say referendums in territories Russia has seized by force are … Read more

Inflation, spending cuts undermine Biden’s hunger policy

CHICAGO, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Grace Melt made her first visit to the Nourishing Hope food pantry on Chicago’s North Side in August. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she used food stamps issued by the federal government to buy groceries while out of work for a knee injury. But this summer, the food stamps couldn’t keep … Read more

Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast; thousands without power

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, blowing over trees and powerlines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the … Read more

Pfizer to supply up to 6 million COVID pill courses for lower income countries

A 3D printed Pfizer logo is placed near medicines from the same manufacturer in this illustration taken September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sept 22 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) said on Thursday it would supply up to 6 million courses of its COVID-19 antiviral treatment … Read more

Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over ‘evil’ drones supply to Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sept 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Friday it would downgrade diplomatic ties with Iran over Tehran’s decision to supply Russian forces with drones, a move President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called “a collaboration with evil”. Zelenskiy said a total of eight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles had been … Read more

Global climate change protests demand compensation ahead of COP27

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Young activists rallied for climate action on Friday, staging protests from New Zealand and Japan to Germany and the Democratic Republic of Congo to demand that rich countries pay for the damage global warming is inflicting upon the poor. The protests … Read more

Explainer: When EU embargo comes, where will Russia sell its crude oil?

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register MOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Russia has ramped up oil shipments to Asia since Europe imposed sweeping sanctions, but … Read more

Lavrov defends Russia at UN showdown rife with anger over Ukraine war

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov defended Moscow’s war in Ukraine at the UN Security Council on Thursday as the United Nations warned Moscow against annexing Ukrainian regions and Western ministers called for accountability over atrocities. Lavrov was only in the … Read more

US aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as warning to North Korea

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register BUSAN, South Korea, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A US aircraft carrier arrived in South Korea on Friday for the first time in about four years, due to join South Korean ships in a military show of force aimed at sending North Korea a message, officials said. … Read more

Facing calls to resign, World Bank’s Malpass changes answer on climate crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Under pressure to resign for declining to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming, World Bank President David Malpass said on Thursday it was clear greenhouse emissions are causing climate change and defended his record as bank chief … Read more