Fiona hits Atlantic Canada: Hundreds of thousands without power after storm rumbles north

CNN – The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Ceremony and controversy await Harris during his visit to Asia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attending funerals on behalf of the United States is normally a straightforward assignment for a vice president, but Kamala Harris will face controversy at almost every turn as she visits Asia for the memorial honoring former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. American allies are seeking clarity after mixed messages about whether President … Read more

Russian military escalation and ‘bogus threats’ show Putin has been ‘outsmarted’ by the Ukrainians, says UK PM

CNN – Vladimir Putin’s announcement of increased military conscription to bolster Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine shows that the Russian President “has been outsmarted” by Kyiv, UK Prime Minister Liz Truss told CNN in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview. The new British leader, who takes power at a time of historic upheaval, told CNN’s Jake Tapper … Read more

On Ukraine, Russia repeats its insistence that it had no choice

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the UN General Assembly meeting of leaders that Moscow had “no choice” but to take military action. After days of denunciations of Russia at the … Read more

Russia’s Lavrov vows ‘full protection’ for any annexed territory Russia-Ukraine war News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says regions of Ukraine where widely-criticized referendums are being held will be under Moscow’s “full protection” if they are annexed, raising the prospect of the use of nuclear weapons if Kyiv tries to retake those territories. Lavrov’s comments at a news conference in New York City on Saturday came as … Read more

USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team was hoping to sharpen up its game against Japan, but if anything, it was the Samurai Blue who looked more ready for the showpiece tournament, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma … Read more

Putin’s nuclear threats raise the risk of disaster

Speaking in a rare, televised address on Wednesday, Putin warned that if the territorial integrity of Russia is threatened, the Kremlin would “certainly use all the means at our disposal to protect Russia and our people. It is not a bluff.” Gavriil Grigorov Afp | Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ultimatum to the West … Read more

US urges the world to tell Russia to stop its nuclear threats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States urged other nations to tell Russia to stop making nuclear threats and end “the horror” of its war in Ukraine as all three countries’ top diplomats spoke – but did not quite meet – at a high -profile UN Security Council meeting Thursday. Held alongside the annual UN … Read more

One day after Zelenskyy speech, US, Russia square off at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – One day after Ukraine’s president laid out a strong case against Russia’s invasion at the United Nations, the United States made its own assertions in front of the UN Security Council on Thursday about why Russia should face further censorship and isolation. Minutes later, Russia came right back, calling the claims … Read more

European markets open to close, BOE and SNB rate decisions

European stocks close lower after central bank hikes European stocks ended the day lower after central banks in Switzerland and the UK announced interest rate hikes. The Stoxx 600 closed down 1.8% with all sectors in the red except banks and basic resources, which were flat. The British pound fell to a fresh 37-low against … Read more