In Poor, Rural Buryatia, Russia’s Partial Mobilisation Hits Hard

LONDON (Reuters) – A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation to boost the armies fighting in Ukraine, officials arrived at Alexander Bezdorozhny’s house with draft papers ordering him to present himself for service. But they were calling on a dead man. Bezdorozhny, who suffered from chronic inflammation of the lungs, died … Read more

World Bank’s Malpass Says No Shareholders Have Asked Him to Resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – World Bank President David Malpass on Friday said none of the global development bank’s shareholders have asked him to resign in the wake of criticism triggered when he declined to say whether he accepts the scientific consensus on global warming. Malpass told Politico that it was “unfortunate” that he responded as he … Read more

U.S. Vice President Harris to Discuss Taiwan Security in Asia -Official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will discuss Taiwan security during bilateral meetings with the leaders of Japan and South Korea when she visits the region next week, a senior administration official said on Friday. Harris’ trip will include stops in Japan and Seoul, the official said. (Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt and Doina … Read more

Pakistani Leader Details Flood Devastation

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Flooding likely worsened by climate change has submerged one-third of Pakistan’s territory and left 33 million of its people scrambling to survive, according to Pakistan’s prime minister, who says he came to the United Nations this year to tell the world that “tomorrow, this tragedy … Read more