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

Gas crisis set to worsen after Europe burns through winter stocks

European gas storage tanks around 90% full Gazprom resumes exports to Italy Kremlin wants to join Nord Stream leaks inquiry EU divided over proposals for gas price cap HELSINKI/BRUSSELS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Europe may face an even more acute energy crunch next year after draining its natural gas tanks to get through the cold … Read more

Kremlin dismisses UK media report on Russian nuclear test

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday that it did not want to take part in “nuclear rhetoric” from the West after a media report that Russia was preparing to demonstrate its willingness to use … Read more

UK’s Truss refuses to rule out welfare cuts to fund economic plan

Pressure builds over future benefit policy Truss, Kwarteng to set out full fiscal plan Truss refuses to rule out limits to welfare payments BIRMINGHAM, England Oct 4 (Reuters) – Britain’s new Prime Minister Liz Truss triggered a fresh row in her party on Tuesday by suggesting that she could limit increases in benefit payments by … Read more

Who is Ibrahim Traore, the soldier behind Burkina Faso’s latest coup?

DAKAR, Oct 3 (Reuters) – As a heavily armed convoy drove through a cheering crowd in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday morning, the boyish face of the country’s latest military ruler, Captain Ibrahim Traore, emerged from the turret of an armored personnel carrier. Sporting fatigues and a red beret, the 34-year-old smiled and raised his … Read more

Ukraine forces break through Russian defences in south, advance in east

Ukraine making gains in two of four regions annexed by Russia Retaking of strategic hub of Lyman improves access to the Donbas Elon Musk proposal for ending war draws Ukrainian condemnation Ukraine says it took 31 Russian tanks out of action in south SVIATOHIRSK/KYIV, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces have broken through Russian defenses … Read more

Kim Kardashian pays $1.26 million fine for paid crypto ad, SEC says

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Kim Kardashian has promoted everything from appetite-suppressing lollipops to melon-flavored liqueur to toilet paper, but it was her foray into the murky world of cryptocurrencies that got her into hot water. The reality television star and influencer has agreed to settle charges of unlawfully touting a crypto security and to … Read more

Tense runoff vote looms as Brazil’s Bolsonaro outperforms polling

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The second round of Brazil’s presidential election campaign kicked off Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polling and robbed leftist ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of outright victory in the first round of voting. The unexpectedly strong showing by Bolsonaro on Sunday dashed hopes for a quick … Read more

Ukrainian forces advance in south as Russia yields on second front

No official Ukrainian confirmation of advance in south Russian military bloggers say troops fall back dozens of km Ukraine buoyed by weekend capture of Lyman in east KYIV, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces were reported to be recapturing towns along the west bank of the Dnipro River in southern Ukraine on Monday, with Moscow … Read more