Protesters rally across Iran in the third week of unrest over Amini’s death

Protests sparked by death in custody enter 3rd week Reports of student arrests in Tehran, tear gas in Isfahan Four members of security forces confirmed killed in southeast Strikes reported across Kurdish regions DUBAI, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Protesters rallied across Iran and strikes were reported throughout the country’s Kurdish region on Saturday as demonstrations … Read more

Lyman: Russian forces retreat from strategic Donetsk city a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Russian forces retreated from Lyman, a strategic city for its operations in the east, the Russian defense ministry said Saturday, just a day after Moscow’s annexation of the region that’s been declared illegal by the West. “In connection with the creation of a threat of encirclement, allied troops were withdrawn from … Read more

Ukraine says Russians shell evacuation convoy, killing 20

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A senior Ukrainian official says Russian forces on Saturday shelled a civilian evacuation convoy in the country’s northeast, killing 20 people. Bombardments have intensified as Moscow illegally annexed a swath of Ukrainian territory in a sharp escalation of the war. Kharkiv region Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said the convoy was struck in … Read more

Prince William takes on a crucial new role in Wales

A version of this story appeared in the September 30 edition of CNN’s Royal News, a weekly dispatch bringing you the inside track on Britain’s royal family. Sign up here. London CNN — A sense of normality slowly returned to the monarchy this week, as the royals’ extended period of mourning following the death of … Read more

West rejects Putin’s claim that it sabotaged Baltic gas pipelines

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the West of sabotaging Russia-built natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea to Germany, a charge vehemently denied by the United States and its allies. Nordic nations said the undersea blasts that damaged the pipelines this week and have led to huge methane leaks … Read more

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

Biden calls Nord Stream pipeline leaks a ‘deliberate act of sabotage’

CNN — President Joe Biden on Friday called the leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines a “deliberate act of sabotage” and accused Russia and President Vladimir Putin of “pumping out disinformation and lies,” although he did not directly accuse Moscow for the leaks. Biden’s strong words mark the first time he’s directly asserted that the … Read more

US imposes sanctions on Russia over annexation of swath of Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia over its declared annexation of a swath of Ukraine, targeting hundreds of people and companies, including those in Russia’s military-industrial complex and lawmakers. Washington acted after Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday proclaimed the biggest annexation in Europe since World … Read more

UK economy: What next as crisis after crisis hits?

London CNN Business — There was good news and bad in Friday’s revised data about the UK economy. It grew — marginally — in the second quarter of the year, rather than shrinking as previously estimated. But the latest update from the Office for National Statistics also showed that the United Kingdom is the only … Read more

Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukraine regions

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia pounded Ukrainian cities with missiles, rockets and suicide drones, with one strike reported to have killed 25 people, as it moved Friday to annex Ukrainian territory into Russia and put it under the protection of Moscow’s nuclear umbrella, opening an internationally condemned phase of the seven-month war. But even as … Read more