Iran will act decisively after biggest protests in years, president says

People light a fire during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran, Iran September 21, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register President describes week-long protests as rioting Kurdish … Read more

Iranian state-organised marchers call for execution of rioters

A police motorcycle burns during a protest over the death of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic’s “morality police”, in Tehran, Iran September 19, 2022. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept 23 (Reuters) – State-organized demonstrations … Read more

U.S. aircraft carrier arrives in South Korea as warning to North

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com 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, set to join other military vessels in a show of force intended to send a message to North Korea. USS Ronald … Read more

Russia frees 215 Ukrainians held after Mariupol battle, Ukraine says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia has released 215 Ukrainians it took prisoner after a protracted battle for the port city of Mariupol earlier this year, including top military leaders, a senior official in Kyiv said on Wednesday. The freed prisoners include the commander and deputy commander … Read more

Russia releases 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com 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

Fed goes big with latest rate hike; Powell vows to ‘keep at it’

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Fed lifts target interest rate to 3.00%-3.25% range Forecasts show another large hike likely by end of year Powell: No ‘painless’ way to bring down inflation WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve delivered its third straight interest rate increase of three-quarters of a percentage … Read more

Powerful earthquake hits Mexico on fateful anniversary, killing at least 2

MEXICO CITY, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck western Mexico on Monday on the anniversary of two devastating tremors, killing at least two people, damaging buildings, knocking out power and sending residents of Mexico City scrambling outside for safety. Two died in the Pacific port of Manzanillo, authorities said, one crushed by … Read more

Ukraine marches farther into liberated lands, separatist calls for urgent referendum

Ukraine says its forces advance to eastern bank of Oskil Governor says forces enter towns near Lysychansk Separatist leader calls for urgent referendum to join Russia IZIUM, Ukraine, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine said its troops have marched farther east into territory recently abandoned by Russia, paving the way for a potential assault on Moscow’s … Read more

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

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com 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

Strong earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, building collapses

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Train carriages derailed, two people trapped in building Tsunami warnings cancelled, chip foundries unaffected Quake follows 6.4 magnitude tremor on Saturday TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, derailing … Read more