Putin seizes Europe’s largest nuclear plant, signs laws annexing Ukraine land; OPEC cuts oil production, helps Russia: Updates

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday claiming ownership of the beleaguered Zaporizhzhia power plant, even as the director of Ukraine’s nuclear power company said he would assume operations of the plant, which is Europe’s largest nuclear facility. The announcement came hours after Putin signed laws annexing the Zaporizhzhia region. Earlier in […]

UPDATE 1-U.S. to impose costs on Iran for crackdown on protests, Biden says

(Adds Biden comments) WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The United States this week will impose further costs on Iranian officials responsible for violence against demonstrators who protested against Iran’s government after the death of Mahsa Amini, President Joe Biden said on Monday. Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan, was arrested […]

Justice Jackson wades into questioning on murky wetlands dispute as Supreme Court opens new term

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court opened its nine-month term Monday by hearing a conservative challenge to the federal government’s authority to regulate wetlands under a landmark environmental protection law, with Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson asking multiple questions on her first day on the bench. Jackson, the first Black woman to […]