U.S. believes Ukraine was behind killing of Dugina in Russia, NYT says

Parts of Ukraine state authorized killing – NYT Kremlin says US appears to agree with Moscow Ukraine says Dugina was of no interest LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – US intelligence agencies believe parts of the Ukrainian government authorized a car bomb attack near Moscow in August that killed Darya Dugina, the daughter of a prominent … Read more

Three in four Americans say U.S. should support Ukraine despite Russian threats, Reuters/Ipsos poll shows

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Nearly three-quarters of Americans say that the United States should continue to support Ukraine, despite Russian threats that it could use nuclear weapons to protect its territory, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Wednesday . The polling suggested continuing backing for President Joe Biden’s provision of weapons systems, … Read more

Europe club meets in Prague to build ‘new order’ without Russia

PRAGUE, Oct 6 (Reuters) – The European Union wants the 44 countries gathering for an inaugural summit in Prague of the European Political Community (EPC) on Thursday to highlight Russia’s international isolation over Moscow’s war in Ukraine, the bloc’s top diplomat said. However, the summit will likely be dominated by differences about how to cap … Read more

Protesters throng central Budapest in support of Hungarian teachers

BUDAPEST, Oct 5 (Reuters) – At least 10,000 Hungarian students, teachers and parents blocked a Budapest bridge before filling a main square outside parliament on Wednesday in support of teachers fighting for higher wages and teachers sacked for protesting. Teachers have launched an “I want to teach” campaign and called for civil disobedience to demand … Read more

Russia wants secret U.N. vote on move to condemn ‘annexation’ of Ukraine regions

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russia is lobbying for a secret ballot instead of a public vote when the 193-member UN General Assembly next week considers whether to condemn Moscow’s move to annex four partially occupied regions in Ukraine after staging what it called referendums. Ukraine and allies have denounced the votes in Donetsk, … Read more

U.S. court allows Justice Dept to fast-track appeal in Trump case

WASHINGTON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – A US appeals court on Wednesday agreed to fast-track a legal challenge to a third-party review of most of the records seized by the FBI from former President Donald Trump’s home, after prosecutors complained the process is hampering their investigation. The decision by the Atlanta-based US Court of Appeals for … Read more

Ethiopia accepts African Union invitation to peace talks

Peace talks due in South Africa this weekend Conflict has raged since 2020, uprooting millions NAIROBI, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s government has accepted an invitation by the African Union to participate in peace talks aimed at ending a two-year conflict with rival Tigray forces, the prime minister’s national security adviser said on Wednesday. Tigray … Read more

Residents near fiery South Korean missile crash ‘thought it was a war’

SEOUL, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Hours after North Korea flew a ballistic missile over neighboring Japan on Tuesday, residents in a South Korean seaside town were startled to see flames leaping from a nearby military base and missiles soaring into the sky. It wasn’t the start of a war, but a South Korean display of … Read more

Russian journalist who fled house arrest says she is innocent

Journalist confirms she has skipped house arrest Ovsyannikova defies Putin again in new video Oct 5 (Reuters) – Russian TV journalist Marina Ovsyannikova, accused of spreading fake news after staging a series of lone protests against the war in Ukraine, said on Wednesday she had fled house arrest because she had no case to answer. … Read more

China has ‘destroyed’ tacit agreement on Taiwan Strait – minister

TAIPEI, Oct 5 (Reuters) – China has destroyed a tacit agreement on military movements in the Taiwan Strait by crossing an unofficial “median line” running down the waterway, Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Wednesday. While acknowledging the end of the tacit understanding on the median line, Chiu told Taiwan’s parliament Taiwan would react if … Read more