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…

NASA gears up to deflect asteroid, in key test of planetary defense

Agence France Presse 09/23/2022

WASHINGTON — Bet the dinosaurs wish they’d thought of this. NASA on Monday will attempt a feat humanity has never before accomplished: deliberately smacking a spacecraft into an asteroid to slightly deflect its orbit, in a key test…

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…

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…

Visa-free entry for Filipinos visiting Taiwan stays — Meco

Daniza Fernandez 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The visa-free entry privilege of Filipinos visiting Taiwan remains in effect, the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) clarified on Friday, September 9. Meco chairperson Silvestre Bello III debunked the reports after speaking with Taiwan’s…

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…

Japan plans to scrap cap on international arrivals

The Yomiuri Shimbun 09/14/2022

TOKYO – The government plans to scrap the cap on international arrivals and relax other coronavirus pandemic-related border restrictions, according to sources. The government is expected to make a decision this month while taking into consideration the infection…

God does not back war, pope says in apparent criticism of Russian patriarch

Reuters 09/14/2022

NUR-SULTAN , Sept 14 (Reuters) – Pope Francis said on Wednesday that God does not guide religions towards war, an implicit criticism of Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, who backs the invasion of Ukraine and has boycotted a…

Queen’s coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace as huge crowds line London route

Reuters 09/14/2022

LONDON/BELFAST, Sept 13 (Reuters) – King Charles and members of the royal family received the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, after tens of thousands of people lined the streets in heavy…

Brunei sultan now world’s longest serving monarch after Queen Elizabeth’s death

Borneo Bulletin 09/13/2022

BANDAR SERI BEGAWANM — His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has become the world’s longest reigning monarch since…

Japan govt to waive tourist visa requirements as part of border easing -FNN

Reuters 09/12/2022

TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Japan’s government is planning to waive tourist visa requirements from some countries as part of a further easing of border controls enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19, Fuji News Network reported…

Prince Harry and Meghan tread delicate path after queen’s death

Reuters 09/10/2022

ABERDEEN, Scotland — Just before boarding a flight at Aberdeen on Friday, the morning after the death of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry put his arm around the shoulder of an airport worker who had expressed…

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