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Ukraine says it won't be swayed by Russian nuclear threats, annexation votes
KYIV, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Ukraine will not be swayed by any nuclear threats from Moscow or annexation votes held on its territory and will press ahead with its plan to wrest back all its occupied land from Russia, a Ukrainian presidential adviser said on Tuesday.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:33:30 GMT
U.S. Senate votes to move forward with stopgap funding bill, after energy proposal dropped
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday night to move forward with a stopgap funding bill that would avoid a government shutdown on Saturday, after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer cut a controversial energy-permitting provision from the critical spending bill.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 23:23:12 GMT
Europe's generic drugmakers may cut output due to surging energy bills
FRANKFURT, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Europe's drug makers have warned they may stop making some cheap generic medicines because of surging electricity costs and are calling for an overhaul of the way they are priced, the latest industry to seek help as the energy crisis deepens.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:57:11 GMT
Sweden's PM says Nord Stream leaks seen as deliberate acts
STOCKHOLM, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Sweden's prime minister said on Tuesday that two blasts had been detected in relation to the leaks of the Nord Stream pipelines with information suggesting likely sabotage, though this did not represent an act of war against Sweden.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:41:15 GMT
Moscow's proxies in occupied Ukraine regions report big votes to join Russia
LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Russian-installed officials in occupied regions of Ukraine reported huge majorities on Tuesday in favour of becoming part of Russia after five days of voting in so-called referendums that Kyiv and the West denounced as a sham.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:20:18 GMT
Possible sabotage on gas pipelines would be 'in no-one's interest,' says Blinken
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday that it would be "in no-one's interest" if attacks or acts of sabotage caused gas leaksdetected in the Nord Stream gas pipelines amid an energy standoff between Europe and Russia over gas supplies.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 19:11:49 GMT
Ukrainian men flee Russian-held areas amid annexation votes
ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Although he exceeds draft age, Dmytro Rossuzhday was certain he would be press ganged into Moscow-backed Ukrainian rebel forces when his bus was stopped at the last checkpoint of the Russian-held part of Zaporizhzhia province.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 18:40:21 GMT
NATO and EU must cooperate to investigate Nord Stream blasts, Latvia says
VILNIUS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - NATO and the European Union's member states must jointly investigate the Nord Stream gas pipeline blasts, and cooperate on the protection of critical infrastructure, Latvia's Defence Minister Artis Pabriks said on Tuesday.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 18:34:49 GMT
EXCLUSIVE U.S. seeks allies as split emerges over global plastics pollution treaty
WASHINGTON D.C., Sept 27 (Reuters) - The United States is seeking to form a coalition of countries to drive negotiations on a global plastic pollution treaty, weeks after a similar group involving several other G7 nations was launched, according to a document seen by Reuters.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:41:15 GMT
White House: U.S. welcomes Russians seeking asylum
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The United States welcomes Russians seeking asylum from President Vladimir Putin's "unpopular" war, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:16:45 GMT
NATO warns Russia of "severe consequences" in case of a nuclear strike
BRUSSELS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Any use of nuclear weapons by Russia is unacceptable and would have severe consequences, NATO said on Tuesday after an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin issued another stark nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:58:20 GMT
UK's Labour suspends lawmaker for saying Kwarteng 'superficially' Black
LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 27 (Reuters) - An opposition Labour lawmaker was suspended from the party on Tuesday after being accused of making racist comments about British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng, with a party spokesperson saying it would call on her to apologise.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:35:17 GMT
Holiday in Montenegro becomes escape from call-up for Russians
BUDVA, Montenegro, Sept 27 (Reuters) - When Alexander and his wife Svetlana arrived for a two-week vacation in Montenegro, they planned to return home to Russia.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:39:09 GMT
Italy's election humbles former populist heroes Salvini and Di Maio
ROME, Sept 27 (Reuters) - After Italy's last election in 2018, two men embodied the populist wave sweeping the country - Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini, respective leaders of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:56:34 GMT
Catalonia seeks Spain's agreement for new independence referendum
BARCELONA, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Catalonia will push the Spanish government for a new agreement on holding a binding referendum on the region's potential independence that would be recognised both by Spain and the international community, its separatist leader said on Tuesday.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:36:37 GMT
EU urges Italy to stick to programme as approves more funding
BRUSSELS/ROME, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The European Commission urged the new Italian government to stick to reform plans as it cleared the way on Tuesday for the payment of an additional 21 billion euros ($20.2 billion) in post-COVID recovery funds.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 12:15:55 GMT
After high profile sacking, UK civil servants fear for jobs under Truss
LIVERPOOL, England, Sept 27 (Reuters) - "Speaking truth unto power" has long been the motto of Britain's civil service, but now some government workers charged with offering ministers impartial advice whatever their party are fearful of their political bosses and are keeping quiet.
Tue, 27 Sep 2022 11:57:19 GMT