National Newswatch

NATO believes Baltic Sea gas leaks were sabotage

Sep 29 2022 — — NATO said Thursday it would retaliate for any attacks on the critical infrastructure of the 30-member-countries organization as it suggested that damage to two gas pipelines off Denmark and would-be member Sweden in international waters in the Baltic Sea is the result of sabotage. “Any deliberate attack against Allies’ critical infrastructure would be met with […]

People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

Sep 29 2022 — — Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday. One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States threatened catastrophic flooding […]

Kremlin: 4 regions of Ukraine to be folded in Russia Friday

Sep 29 2022 — — Russia confirmed on Thursday it will formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held Kremlin-orchestrated “referendums” on living under Moscow’s rule that the Ukrainian government and the West denounced as illegal and rigged. Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony on Friday in the Kremlin when four regions of Ukraine will be officially […]

Coolio, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper, dead at 59

Sep 28 2022 — — Coolio, the rapper who was among hip-hop’s biggest names of the 1990s with hits including “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “Fantastic Voyage,” died Wednesday at age 59, his manager said. Coolio, whose legal name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died at the Los Angeles home of a friend, longtime manager Jarez Posey told The Associated Press. The […]

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in southwestern Florida as Category 4 storm

Sep 28 2022 — — Hurricane Ian lashed Florida’s southwest coast Wednesday with heavy winds and rain after strengthening to a catastrophic storm that was likely to deliver devastating floods. The centre of the massive Category 4 storm lingered offshore for hours before making landfall near Cayo Costa, which was likely to mean more rain and damage from the hurricane […]

Italy shifts to the right as voters reward Meloni’s party

Sep 26 2022 — — A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, won the most votes in Italy’s national elections, looking set to deliver the country’s first far-right-led government since World War II and make its leader, Giorgia Meloni, Italy’s first woman premier, near-final results showed Monday. Italy’s lurch to the far right immediately shifted Europe’s geopolitical reality, […]

NY attorney general sues Donald Trump and his company

Sep 21 2022 — — New York’s attorney general sued former President Donald Trump and his company on Wednesday, alleging business fraud involving some of their most prized assets, including properties in Manhattan, Chicago and Washington, D.C. Attorney General Letitia James’ lawsuit, filed in state court in New York, is the culmination of the Democrat’s three-year civil investigation of Trump […]

Biden: US would defend Taiwan against Chinese invasion

Sep 19 2022 — — President Joe Biden says U.S. forces would defend Taiwan if China tries to invade the self-ruled island claimed by Beijing as part of its territory, adding to displays of official American support for the island democracy. Asked during an interview broadcast Sunday on CBS News’s “60 Minutes” program whether “U.S. forces, U.S. men and women, […]