Hundreds arrested in a dozen cities across Russia as protests over mobilisation continue | World News

Protests over mobilization have taken place in more than a dozen cities across Russia. Police arrested hundreds of people as authorities seek to crack down on dissent over the Ukraine war. Girls as young as 14 years old were among those detained in St Petersburg, reports say, with authorities using stun guns and batons. In … Read more

US and Philippines increase military ties over China threat

The Philippines and US are increasing military co-operation, including doubling the number of troops involved in joint exercises next year, as Manila starts to consider its role in a potential war with China over Taiwan. The US and Philippines will next year send 16,000 forces to participate in Balikatan, their main annual bilateral military exercise, … Read more

World Cup 2022: Just how many have died so Qatar can host this winter’s tournament?

Rup Chandra Rumba was a 27-year-old scaffolder from Nepal working on a World Cup 2022 stadium site when, in 2019, he died of ‘cardio respiratory failure due to natural cause’. Mr Rumba, who had a medical certificate saying he was healthy, died in accommodation not cleared as fit for human habitation. Through no fault of … Read more

Zelenskiy says he is shocked by Israel’s failure to give Ukraine weapons

Demonstrators gather in support of Ukraine following Russia’s invasion, and watch Zelenskiy’s speech as it is broadcasted to the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, and projected at Habima Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 20, 2022. REUTERS/Corinna Kern/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 24 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said … Read more

‘How are we not included?’: rural Puerto Ricans struggle to get help after hurricane | Puerto Rico

Six days after Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico, Alexiz and Roberto Núñez still don’t know where their next meal is coming from. The couple, whose home in Arecibo flooded during the storm, is relying on a neighbor’s cooking and some canned goods delivered by the government to get by. Núñez woke up to a flooded … Read more

Russia’s allies China and India call for negotiations to end Ukraine war | China

China and India have called for a negotiated end to the Ukraine war, stopping short of robust support for traditional ally Russia. After a week of pressure at the United Nations general assembly, Russia’s foreign minister took the general assembly rostrum to deliver a fiery rebuke to western nations for what he termed a “grotesque” … Read more

The best advertisement for Brexit is the nightmarish city of Brussels itself

Last week, as Putin once more threw around the prospect of nuclear war, Liz Truss stood before the UN in New York and said that the West would not be rattled by his thuggery, adding: “Unless democratic societies deliver on the economy and our security citizens expect, we will fall behind.” It was generous, but … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov accuses Washington of ‘playing with fire’ around Taiwan

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Russia accused the United States on Saturday of “playing with fire” around Taiwan while China said it will press on working for “peaceful reunification” with the democratically-governed island and pledged to take forceful steps to oppose any external interference, a … Read more

Liz Truss plans to cut taxes further in the new year

Those familiar with discussions say the Treasury believes lifting the lifetime allowance on pension pots could encourage doctors, police officers and highly paid nurses to remain in work. Under the current system, savers are forced into paying 55 per cent tax on pension pots valued at more than £1 million, prompting many to withdraw instead … Read more

American Airlines’ in-flight announcements include mysterious “grunting, moaning, and groaning”

Something weird is going on with American Airlines’ in-flight announcement system. Multiple passengers say they’ve heard people making unusual moaning and grunting sounds, and the airline’s explanation of what’s going on seems to be bogus at best. The weirdest flight ever.These sounds started over the intercom before takeoff and continued throughout the flight.They couldn’t stop … Read more