Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded -UN

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The ruptures on the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline system under the Baltic Sea have led to what is likely the biggest single release of climate-damaging methane ever recorded, the United Nations Environment Program said on Friday. A huge plume of highly concentrated methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent but … Read more

US has much to gain from Nord Stream damage, Russia says at UN

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Russian ambassador to the United Nations on Friday told the Security Council that the US has much to gain in gas trade from damage to the Nord Stream pipeline system under the Baltic Sea but stopped short of blaming Washington for this week’s explosions. A council meeting convened at Russia’s … Read more

Russia vetoes US-led resolution on Moscow’s proclaimed annexations, China abstains

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia on Friday vetoed a UN Security Council resolution introduced by the United State and Albania condemning Moscow’s proclaimed annexation of parts of Ukraine, and China chose to abstain from the vote. Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin proclaimed Russian rule over four regions that make up 15% of Ukraine’s territory … Read more

Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more

US imposes sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World … Read more

Dozens killed or injured in Russian missile strike in Ukraine, Kyiv says

At least 25 killed in missile strike – Ukrainian officials Dead were civilians planning to enter Russia-held area Police say attacks involved at least three missiles ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Dozens of civilians were killed or wounded in what Kyiv said was a cynical Russian missile strike on a convoy of civilian cars … Read more

Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more

Russian spy chief: West was behind sabotage of Nord Stream

Spy chief: West was involved Spy chief: West trying to cover up Putin: this was an act of international terrorism TBILISI/LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia’s top spy said on Friday that Moscow had intelligence indicating that the West was behind what he said was a “terrorist act” against the Nord Stream gas pipelines under … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardizing peace -UN chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenksiy summons emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host a Kremlin ceremony on Friday annexing four regions of Ukraine, … Read more

Ukraine calls emergency meeting of security chiefs, major decisions expected

KYIV, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold an emergency top-level meeting on Friday where “fundamental decisions” will be taken in the wake of Russian plans to annex four Ukrainian regions, an official said on Thursday. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will sign documents on Friday proclaiming Moscow’s annexation of regions … Read more