Iran arrests Europeans accused of role in unrest

Death of woman in morality police custody kindled protests Widening revolt against clerical establishment Iran blames hostile West for stoking unrest Official says 19 killed during attack on police station DUBAI, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Iran, which has blamed “foreign enemies” for protests that swept the country after the death of a woman in morality … Read more

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU approves energy windfall profit levies Countries eye gas price caps as their next move States split over how to contain sky-high prices BRUSSELS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to impose emergency levies on energy firms’ windfall profits, and began talks on their next move to tackle Europe’s energy crunch … Read more

Russian spy chief: West was behind sabotage of Nord Stream

Spy chief: West was involved Spy chief: West trying to cover up Putin: this was an act of international terrorism TBILISI/LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia’s top spy said on Friday that Moscow had intelligence indicating that the West was behind what he said was a “terrorist act” against the Nord Stream gas pipelines under … Read more

Ukraine calls emergency meeting of security chiefs, major decisions expected

KYIV, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy will hold an emergency top-level meeting on Friday where “fundamental decisions” will be taken in the wake of Russian plans to annex four Ukrainian regions, an official said on Thursday. The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will sign documents on Friday proclaiming Moscow’s annexation of regions … Read more

Iran protests over young woman’s death continue, 83 said killed

DUBAI, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Protests continued in several cities across Iran on Thursday against the death of young woman in police custody, state and social media reported, as a human rights group said at least 83 people had been killed in nearly two weeks of demonstrations. Mahsa Amini, 22, from the Iranian Kurdish town … Read more

Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region. Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of … Read more

U.S. says it has agreed Pacific Islands partnership, offering ‘big dollar’ aid

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The United States said at a summit with Pacific island leaders on Wednesday that it had agreed on a partnership for the future with them and held out the prospect of “big dollar” help to a region where it hopes to stem China’s expanding influence. The Washington Post quoted U.S. … Read more

Russia demands Apple explain VK removal from App Store

This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Russia’s communications regulator on Wednesday demanded an explanation from Apple (AAPL.O) after applications operated by the Russian state-controlled tech firm VK (VKCOq.L) were removed from the U.S. firm’s App Store. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, … Read more

Porsche debuts with $72 bln price tag in bumper IPO

FRANKFURT, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Porsche AG made its debut on the stock market on Thursday, with a price tag of about 75 billion euros ($72.45 billion) after Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) priced shares at the top end of the range, braving turbulent market conditions. The bumper flotation, expected to generate around 19.5 billion euros ($19.0 billion), … Read more

Fourth leak found on Nord Stream pipelines, Swedish coast guard says

OSLO, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Sweden’s coast guard discovered a fourth gas leak on the damaged Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week, a spokesperson told the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper. The European Union suspects sabotage was behind the gas leaks on the subsea Russian pipelines to Europe and has promised a “robust” response to any intentional … Read more