Kamala Harris hits out at North Korea’s ‘provocative nuclear rhetoric’ on DMZ visit | North Korea

The US vice-president, Kamala Harris, has condemned North Korea’s “provocative nuclear rhetoric” during a trip to South Korea that included a visit to the heavily armed border dividing the peninsula. Harris arrived in Seoul on Thursday, hours after North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea, in a move that underlines Washington’s struggle … Read more

Putin to sign off land grab after ‘sham’ referendums

The Kremlin-backed leaders of four Russian occupied regions of Ukraine were in Moscow on Thursday after calling for President Vladimir Putin to formally annex the territories into Russia. The Moscow-installed heads of Ukraine’s Lugansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions claimed residents backed the move in hastily organised votes that the West says were a sham. “I am already … Read more

Rafael Nadal and his wife Mery Perello ‘are expecting a baby boy’

They are expecting their first child together after a 17-year romance. And Rafael Nadal and his wife Mery Perello are reportedly expecting a son as Spanish magazine Hola! revealed the sex of their baby on Thursday. The publication first broke the news of Mery’s pregnancy in June, after weeks of speculation that Rafael’s childhood sweetheart was expecting … Read more

Russia escalating use of Iranian ‘kamikaze’ drones in Ukraine | Russia

Russia is escalating its use of Iranian-supplied “kamikaze” drones in southern Ukraine, including against the southern port of Odesa and the nearby city of Mykolaiv, amid estimates that hundreds of weapons may now have been deployed by the Kremlin in Crimea and other occupied areas of the south. The drones – also known as loitering … Read more

Donald trump news today: Trump ‘wanted to sue Congress’ over impeachment, Haberman book reveals

Former US president Donald Trump claims he can declassify top secret documents just ‘by thinking about it’ After the House of Representatives adopted two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump in 2019, the former president responded in the only way he perhaps knew how: threatening to sue Congress. According to an upcoming book by New … Read more

Macron’s energy nightmare: EDF strike rules out nuclear as France turns to UK for help | Science | News

Cost of living: Couple outline ‘significant impact’ of energy bills French President Emmanuel Macron’s energy crisis has gotten worse, as strikes in EDF have reportedly brought down the country’s nuclear output. While much of Europe struggles with a lack of security around gas following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, France has been facing a different set … Read more

Hurricane Ian latest: People trapped and 2.25 million without power as monster storm swamps Florida

Hurricane Ian: Waves flood roads in Key West as storm strengthens to category 4 Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the US, turned streets into rivers and knocked out power to 2.25 million people after slamming into southwest Florida with 155mph winds. People were trapped in flooded homes and many took … Read more

Exclusive: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts

PARIS/STOCKHOLM/MILAN, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Once unthinkable, mobile phones could go dark around Europe this winter if power cuts or energy rationing knocks out parts of the mobile networks across the region. Russia’s decision to halt gas supplies via Europe’s key supply route in the wake of the Ukraine conflict has increased the chances of … Read more

Storm batters Florida causing ‘worst flooding’ in state’s history

Sheriff Bull Prummell of Charlotte County, just north of Fort Myers, announced a curfew between 9pm and 6am on Wednesday night “for life-saving purposes”, saying violators may face prosecution. Emergency services have fielded dozens of calls, but in some areas the conditions were still too treacherous to go out and respond. There have not yet been … Read more