Cubans approve gay marriage by large margin in referendum

Register now for FREE unlimited access to 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

With flowers and a gun salute, Japan bids farewell to divisive Abe

TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honoured slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years – a ceremony that has become as controversial as he was in life. The ceremony started at 2:00 p.m. (0500 GMT), … 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 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 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 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

Home to 28,000 U.S. troops, S.Korea unlikely to avoid a Taiwan conflict

U.S. President Joe Biden has an ice cream as he greets the US troops during his visit to the Air Operations Center at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register SEOUL, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Tensions over Taiwan have raised the … Read more

Japan prepares to bid farewell to slain Abe with controversial state funeral

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Japan will honour on Tuesday its assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a polarising figure who dominated modern-day politics as its longest-serving leader, with a rare state funeral that has become nearly as divisive as he was. Abe’s killing at a … Read more

Heavy fighting as annexation vote in Ukraine enters final day

Register now for FREE unlimited access to 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 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