Ukraine celebrates retaking main city, Putin ally raises nuclear fears

Ukraine’s restoration of Lyman control is a major setback for Moscow Chechen leader suggests using low-yield nuclear weapon Liman is a major logistics center in the eastern Donetsk region Donetsk is one of four regions that Putin says are now Russian Kyiv (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces said they have retaken the main Lyman stronghold in … Read more

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

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

Japan intervenes in the foreign exchange market to stop the yen’s decline after the Bank of Japan kept rates very low

Bank of Japan maintains very low rates, pessimistic policy guidance A Japanese foreign exchange diplomat said he had taken “decisive” action. Confirmation of intervention pushes the dollar to slide more than 2% Analysts doubt Tokyo’s ability to continue supporting the yen Bank of Canada says it didn’t help the Bank of Japan TOKYO (Reuters) – … Read more

Exclusive US weighs China sanctions to deter Taiwan action, Taiwan puts pressure on EU

Taipei/Frankfurt/Washington, Sept. 13 (Reuters) – The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to informed sources. with discussions. The sources said the deliberations in Washington and Taipei’s separate pressure for … Read more