Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The strongly 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. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering Ukraine war, … Read more

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border with Russia “intensified” overnight after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial military mobilization and remained elevated on Thursday but was under control, the Finnish Border Guard said. At the Vaalimaa border crossing, roughly three … Read more

Russia releases 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register RIYADH, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday released 10 foreigners it had captured in Ukraine, including five Britons and two Americans, in a prisoner exchange brokered by Saudi Arabia. The freed prisoners, who also included a Croatian, a Moroccan, and a Swedish national, were flown … Read more

Exclusive: NATO chief calls Putin’s nuclear threat a ‘dangerous’ escalation

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register NEW YORK, Sept 21 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s thinly veiled threat to use nuclear weapons after Russian setbacks in Ukraine was “dangerous and reckless rhetoric,” NATO’s secretary general said on Wednesday, adding that the only way to end the war was to prove Moscow will … Read more

In a first, EU moves to cut money for Hungary over damaging democracy

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register EU executive proposes taking 7.5 billion euros from Hungary Says remedies proposed by Hungary could work if well implemented 27 EU countries have three months to decide, no veto EU tests new democracy sanction for the first time Hungary pledges to meet all commitments to unlock … Read more

Swedish right prepares for power as PM accepts election defeat

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register STOCKHOLM, Sept 14 (Reuters) – The head of Sweden’s Moderate Party, Ulf Kristersson, said on Wednesday he would begin the work of forming a new government after Prime Minster Magdalena Andersson conceded her Social Democrats had lost the weekend’s general election. The Moderates, Sweden Democrats, Christian … Read more

End of COVID pandemic is ‘in sight’ -WHO chief

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Sept 14 (Reuters) – The world has never been in a better position to end the COVID-19 pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, his most optimistic outlook yet on the years-long health crisis which has killed over six million people. “We … Read more

Exclusive: As war began, Putin rejected a Ukraine peace deal recommended by aide

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register PARIS, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin’s chief envoy on Ukraine told the Russian leader as the war began that he had struck a provisional deal with Kyiv that would satisfy Russia’s demand that Ukraine stay out of NATO, but Putin rejected it and pressed ahead … Read more

Ukraine pushes to retake all land from Russia, calls for Western arms

Ukraine has seized back dozens of towns in rapid advance Many fleeing Russian troops have exited Ukraine – US official Zelenskiy calls for anti-aircraft systems from West ON ROAD TO BALAKLIIA, Ukraine, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday it aimed to liberate all of its territory after driving back Russian forces in the … Read more

Ukraine accuses Russia of attacking power grid in revenge for offensive

Russian missile strikes target power, water – Ukraine Ukrainian forces say they have reclaimed 3,000 sq km Final reactor shut down at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine accused the Russian military of attacking civilian infrastructure in response to a rapid weekend offensive by Ukrainian troops that forced Russia to abandon … Read more