As referendums wrap up, Russia issues new nuclear warning to Ukraine, West – National

An ally of President Vladimir Putin issued a stark new nuclear warning to Ukraine and the West on Tuesday as referendums billed by Russia as a prelude to it annexing four Ukrainian regions entered their fifth and final day. Moscow’s latest broadside came as European countries rushed to investigate unexplained leaks in two Russian natural … Read more

Giorgia Meloni, far-right ‘Christian mother,’ is Italy’s new leader. Here’s how that might change Europe and the world

A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has triumphed in Italy’s snap general elections, setting up Giorgia Meloni as the country’s first far-right leader since the fall of Benito Mussolini. Meloni, 45, now likely to become Italy’s first female prime minister, praised Mussolini in her early career, saying in 1996 on French television … Read more

WATCH LIVE: NASA’s DART spacecraft expected to collide with asteroid – National

NASA’s deliberate collision with an asteroid is about to happen, and if all goes according to plan, the impact will redirect the non-threatening space rock and alter its flight path. The world’s first mission in planetary defense will see the DART spacecraft, short for Double Asteroid Redirection Test, deflect an asteroid on Monday night at … Read more

U.S. win’s Presidents Cup as Canada’s Conners, Pendrith make national history – National

Corey Conners and Taylor Pendrith made Canadian history twice at the Presidents Cup and, although they’re disappointed in the result, they’re ready for more. It was the first time two Canadians had ever played at the prestigious best-on-best tournament that sees 12 Americans take on 12 players from around the world, excluding Europe. When the … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II honoured at UN meeting: ‘Exceptional monarch’ – National

This year’s UN General Assembly meeting of world leaders came on the heels of another event that reverberated internationally – the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, followed by both an outpouring of tributes and sometimes bitter reflection on the colonialist empire that came to an end during her seven decades on the throne. There … Read more

Clock ticking for Ukraine, Russia as winter approaching makes battle more complicated – National

The onset of autumnal weather, with rains making fields too muddy for tanks, is beginning to cloud Ukraine’s efforts to take back more Russian-held territory before winter freezes the battlefields, a Washington-based think tank said Sunday. Russia, meanwhile, pressed on with its call-up of hundreds of thousands of men to throw into the seven-month war, … Read more

Buckingham Palace reveals first public glimpse of queen’s final resting place – National

By The Staff The Associated Press Posted September 24, 2022 6:42 pm narrower font Descrease article font size –a Larger font Increase article font size a+ Buckingham Palace released a photo Saturday giving the first public glimpse of the new ledger stone installed at the final resting place of Queen Elizabeth II. The image shows … Read more

North Korea fires unidentified ballistic missile ahead of visit from U.S. Kamala Harris – National

North Korea fired an unidentified ballistic missile towards the sea off its east coast on Sunday, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said, ahead of large-scale planned military drills by South Korean and US forces involving an aircraft carrier. South Korea’s military did not provide further details about the missile including the range or its … Read more

‘Iranian women are furious’ over death of Mahsa Amini, dissident says – National

The tears come quickly to Masih Alinejad when she talks about the messages she’s received in recent days from women in Iran protesting against their government after a young woman died in police custody over a violation of the country’s strict religious dress code. They talk about the risks, possibly fatal ones, in facing off … Read more

War crimes have been committed in Ukraine, says UN-mandated inquiry – National

War crimes including rape, torture and confinement of children have been committed in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, the head of a UN-mandated investigation body said on Friday. Ukraine and its Western allies allege a litany of rights abuses by Russian soldiers since the Feb. 24 invasion, but Moscow denies that as a smear campaign. “Based … Read more