Category: World News

Analysis: Truth or bluff? Why Putin’s nuclear warnings have the West worried

LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin’s latest warning that he is ready to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia amid the war in Ukraine has made a troubling question much more urgent: Is the former KGB spy bluffing? Putin cautioned it was no bluff, and Western […]

NKorea test launches missiles on eve of Harris trip to Seoul

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles toward its eastern waters on Wednesday, its neighbors said, a day before U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris is to visit South Korea. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement that the North Korean missiles lifted […]

Russia prepares to annex occupied Ukraine despite outcry

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia stood poised Wednesday to formally annex parts of Ukraine after claiming that voters in areas where it has military control had overwhelmingly endorsed living under Moscow’s rule. Armed troops went door-to-door to collect ballots during five days of voting in Kremlin-organized referendums that asked if the […]

U.S. pushes for ‘constructive’ India-Pakistan relations

NEW DELHI, Sept 27 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said late on Monday he had discussed with his Pakistani counterpart what he called managing a responsible relationship with neighbouring India. Blinken’s comments came after India’s defence and foreign ministers opposed a U.S. decision to provide a support package of about […]

India flags visa concerns to U.S.

WASHINGTON, Sept 27 – Indian foreign minister S. Jaishankar said on Tuesday that he flagged some visa related challenges for Indians to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in their meeting. Blinken said the issues were largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that the United States was […]

Russia issues new nuclear warning as contested Ukraine referendum ends

LONDON/ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 27 – An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a stark new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as Russia began releasing results of referendums it bills as a prelude to it annexing four Ukrainian regions. Moscow’s latest broadside came as European […]

Leaks on Russian gas pipelines raise concerns about sabotage

WARSAW, Poland — A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany triggered concerns about sabotage Tuesday, overshadowing the inauguration of a long-awaited pipeline that will bring Norwegian gas to Poland to bolster Europe’s energy independence from Moscow. […]

Russian military recruiter shot amid fear of Ukraine call-up

KYIV, Ukraine — A young man shot a Russian military officer at close range at an enlistment office Monday, in an unusually bold attack reflecting resistance to the Russian leadership’s efforts to mobilize hundreds of thousands of men to wage war on Ukraine. The shooting comes after scattered arson attacks […]

15 dead, 24 wounded in school shooting in Russia

MOSCOW — A gunman opened fire in a school in central Russia on Monday, killing 15 people and wounding 24 others before shooting himself dead, authorities said. The shooting took place in School No. 88 in Izhevsk, a city 960 kilometers (600 miles) east of Moscow in the […]

North Korea fires ballistic missile ahead of U.S. VP Harris visit

SEOUL, Sept 25 – North Korea fired a ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, ahead of planned military drills by South Korean and U.S. forces involving an aircraft carrier and a visit to the region by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. South Korea’s […]

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