Russians strike Ukraine as Kremlin-staged votes continue

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes continued in occupied regions of Ukraine to pave the way for their annexation by Moscow. Zaporizhzhia Gov. Oleksandr Starukh said the Russians targeted infrastructure facilities in the Dnieper River city, and one of the missiles hit an apartment building, … Read more

Hurricane Fiona hit Puerto Rico as a Category 1 storm. Flooding still wrought havoc.

SALINAS, Puerto Rico — When Leida Rodriguez started building a house in Villa Esperanza, neighbors suggested she lift it because the nearby Rio Nigua rose a few feet during Hurricane Maria — nothing these weathered coastal souls hadn’t seen before. So she built the house four feet off the ground, hoping to mitigate coastal flooding … Read more

Fiona wallops Canada’s Novia Scotia with storm surges expected

One of the strongest storms ever to hit Canada slammed into Nova Scotia’s coastline early Saturday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power. Former Hurricane Fiona made landfall early on Saturday morning over Guysborough county on the northeast corner of mainland Nova Scotia, Canada’s weather service said. There were maximum sustained winds of almost … Read more

Britain’s lurch to Reaganomics gets thumbs down from markets

Truss has now put the country on an economic road completely at odds with most, if not all, major global economies. Hannah Mckay | Reuters LONDON — New U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss may have talked big on “trickle-down economics” during her campaign trail this summer, but no-one could have predicted the swathe of tax … Read more

Fiona makes landfall, slams Canada’s Atlantic coast with severe winds and rain

CNN  —  Hurricane Fiona, now referred to as a post-tropical cyclone, has made landfall in Nova Scotia, racing through Canada’s Atlantic seaboard early Saturday in what could be a “landmark” weather event for the country. An unofficial barometric pressure of 931.6 mb was recorded at Hart Island, which would make Fiona the lowest pressure land-falling … Read more

Italy’s election campaign ends, tensions between EU and right flares

Centre-left Democratic Party (PD) supporters gather before the electoral campaign closing event of Enrico Letta, secretary of PD, in Piazza del Popolo, ahead of the general election, in Rome, Italy, September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Italy holds parliamentary election on Sept. 25 Right-wing bloc seen winning, … Read more

At least 77 people died when a boat carrying migrants sank off Syria : NPR

Lebanese Red Cross ambulances, carrying the bodies of people who died in a boat sinking, cross between Lebanon and Syria on Friday. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption toggle caption Bilal Hussein/AP Lebanese Red Cross ambulances, carrying the bodies of people who died in a boat sinking, cross between Lebanon and Syria on Friday. Bilal Hussein/AP ARIDA … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: Storm likely to be ‘extreme weather event’ as it barrels toward eastern Canada, forecasters warn

It’s on track to be an “extreme weather event” in eastern Canada, threatening powerful winds, dangerous storm surge and about two months’ worth of rainfall, forecasters with the Canadian Hurricane Centre warned Friday afternoon. And some parts, like the Canadian Maritimes, will likely begin feeling effects Friday evening, the centre said. “This could be a … Read more