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

Italy braces for sharp move to the right after election voting closes | Italy

Italians were braced for seismic change on Saturday, on the eve of an election forecasted to hand Italy the most rightwing government since the second world war. Giorgia Meloni, the head of the post-fascist Brothers of Italy party, is widely tipped to become the country’s first woman to head a government. “The country is eager … Read more

Russians protested in dozens of cities against Putin’s military draft : NPR

Police officers detain a man in Moscow on Saturday following calls to protest against the military draft announcement. AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption AFP via Getty Images Police officers detain a man in Moscow on Saturday following calls to protest against the military draft announcement. AFP via Getty Images MOSCOW — Russians … Read more

Storm Fiona knocks out power as it hits eastern Canada | Climate News

Powerful storm Fiona, which was downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical cyclone, lashed into eastern Canada on Saturday, cutting power supply to thousands and washing houses into the sea as it pummeled the area with fierce winds and rains “like nothing we’ ve ever seen”, police say. Two women were swept into the ocean … Read more

Cuba votes in referendum on gay marriage

After 79,000 neighborhood meetings, months of discussion, and an outpouring of more than 300,000 suggestions from citizens, Cubans will vote in a referendum Sunday that could redefine family rights — including legalizing same-sex marriage. The proposed new Family Code would be among the most progressive in Latin America, defying a long tradition of machismo in … Read more

Protestors clash with Revolutionary Guard in northern Iran, torch IRGC base: reports

Iran protests spread to over 100 Iranian cities Protests continue to grow following the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old who police arrested and allegedly beat to death for violating strict laws requiring women to cover their hair. (Credit: MEK) NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Protesters clashed with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps … Read more

DeSantis declares emergency as storm expected to hit Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for 24 counties as Tropical Storm Ian gathers strength over the Caribbean and is expected to bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the state next week. DeSantis issued the order Friday encouraging residents and local governments to make preparations as the storm … Read more

Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The stridently pro-Kremlin editor of Russia’s state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilization grew across Russia. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering … Read more