Ex-NATO commander: ‘Putin is becoming quite desperate’

Retired Adm. James Stavridis, former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is “becoming quite desperate” as the war in Ukraine continues.  In an interview with radio talk show host John Catsimatidis on his show “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM, Stavridis dissected Putin’s Wednesday address to Russia, in which he explicitly threatened … Read more

Meloni tipped to be prime minister as Italians vote

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Italians expected to elect right-wing alliance Meloni would be country’s first woman prime minister Early vote follows collapse of Draghi government ROME, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Italians were voting on Sunday in an election that is forecast to return the country’s most right-wing government since World … Read more

‘I don’t want to die for someone else’s ambitions’: Russian men face mobilization

CNN  —  Tension was in the air as a long trail of cars lined up near the Petkuhovo checkpoint on the border between Russia and Kazakhstan late Friday night. Andrei Alekseev, a 27-year-old engineer from the city of Yekaterinburg, was among many men in the queue who were fleeing Russia in the wake of President … Read more

National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Ian path shifts west, increasing chance NC sees heavy rain next week | tracker | NOAA

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Tropical Storm Ian is gaining strength and shifting its path slightly west, details that are bad news for the forecast in North Carolina Sunday morning, the storm system was located just over 600 miles southeast of the western tip of Cuba. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour … Read more

What it’s like to visit Saudi Arabia right now

(CNN) — I have seen countries change before, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything quite like the change taking place in Saudi Arabia. It is not like the fall of Soviet Europe, nor the upheaval recently witnessed in Sri Lanka. Saudi’s change is deliberate, deep-reaching and dramatic. It is difficult to visit Saudi … Read more

Cubans to decide on same-sex marriage in national referendum

Matanzas, Cuba CNN  —  The cake with figurines of two brides on top melted in the Caribbean heat and the wedding guests fretted aloud that one of Cuba’s frequent blackouts could strike at any moment but for Annery Rivera Velasco and Yennys Hernandez Molina, the day was one of the happiest of their lives. The … Read more

Italy poised for hard-right leader as country votes in snap election

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the right-wing party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) holds a giant Italian national flag during a political rally on February 24, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Emanuele Cremaschi | Getty Images Italians head to the polls Sunday in a nationwide vote that could return the country’s first female prime minister and the … Read more

Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast

A home fights against high winds caused by post-tropical cyclone Fiona in Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. The home has since been lost at sea. Rene Roy/AP Updated 4:46 AM ET, Sun September 25, 2022 A home fights against high winds caused by post-tropical cyclone Fiona in Port aux … Read more

Super Typhoon Karding: Philippines on red alert as Noru nears

CNN  —  The Philippines has issued an extreme emergency alert as Super Typhoon Noru approaches. The storm, known locally as Super Typhoon Karding, reached super typhoon status early on Sunday morning local time in the Philippines after suddenly intensifying. “The highest emergency preparedness and response protocol has been activated in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, … Read more

Saudi Arabia’s triumphant week reclaims the West’s embrace

NEW YORK (AP) — Saudi Arabia appears to be leaving behind the stream of negative coverage that the killing of Jamal Khashoggi elicited since 2018. The kingdom is once again being enthusiastically welcomed back into polite and powerful society, and it is no longer as frowned upon to seek Saudi investments or accept their favor. … Read more