Pope begs Putin to end ‘spiral of violence and death,’ fears nuclear war

Reuters 10/03/2022

VATICAN CITY  — Pope Francis for the first time directly begged Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the “spiral of violence and death” in Ukraine, saying on Sunday that the crisis was risking a nuclear escalation with…

Putin to annex four Ukrainian territories in Kremlin ceremony on Friday

Reuters 09/29/2022

LONDON — Russian President Vladimir Putin will on Friday begin formally annexing 15 percent of Ukrainian territory, presiding at a ceremony in the Kremlin to declare four Ukrainian regions part of Russia. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said…

LeBron James headlines ownership group with Major League Pickleball

Reuters 09/29/2022

Four-time NBA champion LeBron James is getting into the pickleball business, as his firm LRMR Ventures headlines a new ownership group buying a team with Major League Pickleball (MLP). The four-time NBA MVP is joined by fellow…

Hurricane Ian crashes ashore in Florida with Category 4 fury

Reuters 09/29/2022

VENICE, Fla.  – Hurricane Ian plowed into Florida’s Gulf Coast with catastrophic force on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, unleashing howling winds, torrential rains and a treacherous surge of ocean surf that made it one of the most…

Canada to remove all COVID-19 travel restrictions from October 1

Reuters 09/28/2022

OTTAWA — Canada will drop all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers from Oct. 1, including vaccination and masking requirements for flights and trains, the government said on Monday. The move is likely to boost the Canadian travel industry, already booming…

FEMA warns Florida against complacency as Hurricane Ian nears

Reuters 09/28/2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. federal emergency agency warned Florida residents not to be complacent about Hurricane Ian, while President Joe Biden has called mayors in three Florida cities in the storm’s path to offer support. It has…

Buckingham Palace issues photo of Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place

Reuters 09/25/2022

LONDON  – Buckingham Palace published a photograph on Saturday from Queen Elizabeth’s final resting place at the royal chapel in Windsor, featuring a ledger stone bearing her name and those of her parents, and husband Prince Philip.…

Messi powers Argentina past Honduras in Miami

Reuters 09/24/2022

Lionel Messi scored twice and Argentina dominated Honduras 3-0 on Friday in Miami as the World Cup-bound team continues to fine-tune its game ahead of the upcoming international tournament in Qatar. Messi was at the center of…

Some Russians flee Ukraine conscription as Moscow remains defiant at U.N

Reuters 09/23/2022

KYIV/NEW YORK  – Some draft-age Russians rushed to leave the country on Thursday to escape their country’s biggest conscription drive since World War Two, as world powers at the United Nations demanded Moscow be held accountable for alleged…

Messi sends PSG two points clear with Lyon win

Reuters 09/19/2022

PARIS – Lionel Messi’s early goal earned Paris St Germain a 1-0 win at Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday as they opened a two-point lead at the top of Ligue 1. Messi found the back of the net…

Leaders and monarchs gather for final farewell to Queen Elizabeth

Reuters 09/19/2022

LONDON — Leaders and monarchs from across the globe gathered in London on Monday to bid farewell to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at a state funeral of inimitable pageantry, marking the passing of a beloved figure who unified the nation…

Powerful earthquake hits southeast Taiwan, tsunami warning issued

Reuters 09/18/2022

TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, with some initial reports of damage including a derailed train carriage, and sparking…

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