Russia is preparing to annex the territory of Ukraine; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says it overwhelmingly supports annexation Russia’s parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal The West is preparing for new sanctions on the referendums ZAPORIZIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia was preparing to annex a strip of Ukraine within days, unleashing what it called the number of votes showing overwhelming support in … Read more

‘Sham’ Ukrainian referendum results point to Russia’s annexation

Russia says the majority voted for annexation “Welcome home, in Russia!” Medvedev says Russia’s parliament says it may consider annexation on October 4 The United States plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines mysteriously damaged LONDON/ZAPORIZIA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Officials who installed Russia in four occupied regions of … Read more

Gas leakage from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to the Baltic Sea

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN (Reuters) – Danish authorities on Monday told ships to stay away from a five-nautical-mile radius off the island of Bornholm after a gas leak overnight from the Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. The German government said it was in contact … Read more

Storm Fiona batters Canada’s east coast, forcing evacuations

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona swept through eastern Canada on Saturday, bringing hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without power. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm’s center, which has been downgraded to Post-Tropical Hurricane Fiona, is now … Read more

At the United Nations, Micronesia denounces Japan’s plan to release Fukushima waters into the Pacific Ocean

A worker, wearing protective suits and masks, takes notes in front of radioactive water storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) in Okuma City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Toro Hanai Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The … Read more

The Northeast US faces potential power shortages as rails begin to close

Unused oil tanker cars appear on the New York West Pennsylvania Railroad outside Hinsdale, New York, August 24, 2015. Photo taken August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Lindsay Dedario/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK (Reuters) – Some trains carrying fuel components to the northeastern United States have been halted in … Read more