Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HAVANA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Cubans approved gay marriage and adoption overwhelmingly in a Sunday referendum backed by the government that also boosted rights for women, the national election commission said on Monday. More than 3.9 million voters voted to ratify the code (66.9%), while 1.95 … Read more

Europe suspects sabotage as mystery gas leaks hit Russian pipelines

Polish PM: leaks were caused by sabotage Operator says damage to Nord Stream 1 ‘unprecedented’ Crisis over Russian gas has sent prices soaring Europe has been racing to find alternative supplies STOCKHOLM/COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Europe was racing on Tuesday to investigate possible sabotage behind sudden and unexplained leaks in two Russian gas pipelines … Read more

Medvedev raises spectre of Russian nuclear strike on Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Medvedev warns West over … Read more

Sweden issues warning of two gas leaks on Nord Stream 1 pipeline

The logo of Nord Stream is seen at the headquarters of Nord Stream AG in Zug, Switzerland March 1, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register STOCKHOLM, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Sweden’s Maritime Authority said on Tuesday it had issued a warning of two leaks on the Russian-owned Nord Stream … Read more

World stocks edge above Nov 2020 lows, sterling recovers some ground

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Dollar eases from 20-year highs reached Monday German 10-year bond yields hit near 11-year highs Oil rallies from Monday’s nine-month lows LONDON/HONG KONG, Sept 27 (Reuters) – World stocks picked up from 21-month lows on Tuesday and sterling rallied after hitting record lows versus the dollar … Read more

Heavy fighting as annexation vote in Ukraine enters final day

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Heavy fighting as Russian referendums enter last day Russian conscription sparks protests, exodus No decisions taken on closing Russian border, Kremlin says KYIV, Ukraine, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Ukrainian and Russian forces were locked in heavy fighting in different parts of Ukraine on Tuesday as Russian-organised … Read more

Russia’s FSB detains and expels Japanese consul for alleged spying – agencies

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW/TOKYO, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Russia’s FSB security agency said on Monday it had detained a Japanese consul in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok for alleged espionage and ordered him to leave the country, Russian news agencies said. The consul was released after a few … Read more

U.S. Congress negotiators set nearly $12 bln in new Ukraine aid -sources

A local resident walks past an apartment block damaged in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Mariupol, Ukraine September 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Negotiators of a stop-gap spending bill in the U.S. Congress have agreed to include nearly $12 billion in … Read more

Australia flags privacy overhaul after huge cyber attack on Optus

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaks at the Sydney Energy Forum in Sydney, Australia July 12, 2022. Brook Mitchell/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Australia plans to toughen privacy rules to force companies to notify banks faster when they experience cyber attacks, Prime … Read more

Putin grants Russian citizenship to U.S. whistleblower Snowden

Former contractor of U.S. National Security Agency Edward Snowden is seen on a screen during his interview presented via video link at the New Knowledge educational online forum in Moscow, Russia September 2, 2021. REUTERS/Olesya Astakhova Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 26 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Monday granted … Read more