Officials say 98,000 Russians enter Kazakhstan after call-up

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — About 98,000 Russians have crossed into Kazakhstan in the week since President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of reservists to fight in Ukraine, Kazakh officials said Tuesday, as men seeking to avoid the call-up continued to flee by land and air into neighboring countries. Kazakhstan and Georgia, both part of … Read more

US patrol spots Chinese, Russian naval ships off Alaskan island | News

US Coast Guard to match ‘presence with presence’ with regards to ‘strategic competitors’ who operate in and around US waters. A US Coast Guard vessel on routine patrol in the Bering Sea off Alaska has reported an encounter with a Chinese guided missile cruiser which was later discovered to be travelling with two other Chinese … Read more

Why is the British pound tanking as the US dollar soars? | Business and Economy

As the British pound plummets in value, the US dollar is flying high. Against a tumultuous backdrop that includes the Ukraine war, soaring prices and China’s COVID lockdowns, sharp fluctuations of some of the world’s major currencies are injecting new uncertainty into the global economic outlook. Why is the British pound in freefall? On Monday, … Read more

Edward Snowden: Putin grants former NSA contractor Russian citizenship

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, according to an official decree published on the Russian government portal Monday. Snowden is accused of espionage and theft of government property in the US for leaking troves of information on American intelligence and mass surveillance programs to the media. … Read more

Frozen embryos tied to higher risk of high blood pressure-related pregnancy complications, study suggests

CNN  —  Pregnancies from in vitro fertilization using frozen embryos appear to be linked to an increased risk of complications related to high blood pressure, or hypertensive disorders, compared with when fresh embryos are used or when a pregnancy is conceived naturally. That’s according to a study published Monday in the American Heart Association journal … Read more

September 26, 2022 Russia-Ukraine News

A man casts his ballot during a referendum on the secession of Zaporizhzhia region from Ukraine in the Russian-controlled city of Melitopol on September 26. (Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters) White House officials are watching closely and preparing their potential response Monday as four Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine continued to vote in referendums that are being effectively carried out at … Read more

EU, US question Serbia’s EU commitment after Russia deal | European Union News

West questions Belgrade after signing a deal with Moscow pledging long-term consultations on foreign policy. The European Union and the United States have questioned Serbia’s proclaimed commitment to join Europe’s 27-nation bloc after Belgrade signed an agreement with Moscow pledging long-term “consultations” on foreign policy matters amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Serbia’s officials signed the … Read more

Wagner: Putin’s ‘chef’ Yevgeny Prigozhin admits creating mercenary outfit in 2014

CNN  —  Yevgeny Prigozhin, one of Russia’s most elusive oligarchs, now admits to founding the private military company known as Wagner in 2014, reversing years of denials about his connection to the shadowy outfit. Prigozhin is so close to the Kremlin that he is known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “chef.” On social media on … Read more

What you need to know about Iran’s raging protests

Editor’s Note: A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. Abu Dhabi, UAE CNN  —  Protests continued across Iran on Sunday despite government crackdown and state media reports claiming that demonstrators have put an end to their … Read more

Russia: Children among dead after attacker opens fire at school

Thirteen fatalities have been recorded so far, according to state news agency TASS. Among those killed was the school’s security guard, head of the regional government Alexander Brechalovn said in a video statement. Investigators said 21 people, including 14 children, were injured, TASS reported. The shooter, who was reportedly wearing a black T-shirt with Nazi … Read more