Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more

‘I am leaving Russia’: young men flee draft, Finland to restrict entry

VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 23 (Reuters) – When 27-year-old Nikita watched Russian President Vladimir Putin announce a military mobilization while visiting his uncle in St Petersburg, he decided to leave his homeland. Two days later, he was crossing the border into Finland. “It’s just insane. All my friends (are) in danger,” said the sound engineer, minutes … Read more

Russian draft prompts exodus by some men as air fares jump

Air tickets from Moscow sell out Heavier traffic at Russia’s land borders ‘Panic demand’ for air tickets – source TBILISI/VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Some Russian men headed swiftly to the borders on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation, with traffic at frontier crossings with Finland and Georgia surging and prices … Read more

Finland says traffic ‘intensifying’ on border with Russia

Register now for FREE unlimited access to register VAALIMAA, Finland, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Traffic arriving at Finland’s eastern border ordered with Russia “intensified” overnight after President Vladimir Putin a partial military mobilization and elevated on Thursday but was under control, the Finnish Border Guard said. At the Vaalimaa border crossing, roughly three hours’ … Read more

Putin comments spark EU minister talks on new sanctions, weapons

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with heads of the country’s leading engineering schools and their industrial partners in the city of Veliky Novgorod, Russia, September 21, 2022. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to register UNITED NATIONS, Sept 21 (Reuters) – European Union foreign ministers will urgently meet … Read more

Russia releases 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine after Saudi mediation, Riyadh says

Register now for FREE unlimited access to register RIYADH, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday released 10 foreign prisoners of war captured in Ukraine following mediation by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi foreign ministry said. The freed prisoners were American, British, Croatian, Moroccan and Swedish nationals, the ministry said in … Read more

Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion

Register now for FREE unlimited access to register WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden said US forces would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion, his most explicit statement so far on the issue, something sure to anger Beijing. Asked in a CBS 60 Minutes interview broadcast on Sunday … Read more

Portugal’s parliament backs NATO membership for Finland and Sweden

Members of Portugal’s Parliament vote on the 2022 state budget draft in Lisbon, Portugal, October 27, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to register LISBON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Portugal’s parliament ratified the entry of Finland and Sweden to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on Friday, bringing the most significant … Read more

Swedish right prepares for power as PM accepts election defeat

Register now for FREE unlimited access to register STOCKHOLM, Sept 14 (Reuters) – The head of Sweden’s Moderate Party, Ulf Kristersson, said on Wednesday he would begin the work of forming a new government after Prime Minster Magdalena Andersson granted her Social Democrats had lost the weekend’s general election. The Moderates, Sweden Democrats, Christian … Read more

Swedes head to polls in close-run election

Register now for FREE unlimited access to register Social Democrat PM Andersson facing right-wing opposition Moderates’ Kristersson has allied with Sweden Democrats Campaigns focus on crime, cost-of-living crisis Opinion polls show blocs running neck-and-neck Polling stations close at 1800 GMT STOCKHOLM, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Swedes voted on Sunday in an election pitting the … Read more