‘Historic storm’ hits Canada with high winds, rain

‘Historic storm’ hits Canada with high winds, rain

Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone after a destructive run as a hurricane, has already washed away homes, toppled trees and left thousands without power in Atlantic Canada after the storm made landfall early Saturday. The Canadian Hurricane Center called Fiona a “historic storm for eastern Canada” and a “potential landmark weather event” in a region … Read more

Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

Complaints about Russia’s chaotic mobilization grow

LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – The stridently pro-Kremlin editor of Russia’s state-run RT news channel expressed anger on Saturday that enlistment officers were sending call-up papers to the wrong men, as frustration about a military mobilization grew across Russia. Wednesday’s announcement of Russia’s first public mobilization since World War Two, to shore up its faltering … Read more

Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

Fiona slams Canada’s Atlantic coast, knocking out power for thousands and damaging homes

CNN — Hurricane-strength Fiona is ripping through Canada’s eastern seaboard after making landfall in Nova Scotia early Saturday, slamming the area with fierce winds, sapping power for hundreds of thousands and knocking some homes to the ground. Fiona, now a post-tropical cyclone, had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph – the power of a Category … Read more

Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast, forcing evacuations

Storm Fiona hammers Canada’s east coast, forcing evacuations

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Powerful storm Fiona slammed into eastern Canada on Saturday with hurricane-force winds, forcing evacuations, blowing over trees and powerlines, and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses without electricity. The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the center of the storm, downgraded to Post-Tropical Cyclone Fiona, was … Read more

West: More sanctions, isolation if Putin carries out threats

West: More sanctions, isolation if Putin carries out threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — How do American leaders and their allies intend to respond if President Vladimir Putin seeks to escalate his way out of a bad situation on Ukraine’s battlefields, and makes good on renewed threats of annexing territory or even using nuclear weapons? At least to start with, by trying to double down on … Read more

Meghan Markle ‘Screamed’ at Staff, Left Them ‘Broken’ and ‘Shaking’ With Fear, New Book Claims

Meghan Markle ‘Screamed’ at Staff, Left Them ‘Broken’ and ‘Shaking’ With Fear, New Book Claims

Rosa Woods-Pool/Getty Images Royalist is The Daily Beast’s newsletter for all things royal and Royal Family. Subscribe here to get it in your inbox every Sunday. New accounts of alleged bullying behavior by Meghan Markle have been published in a bombshell extract of a new book by The London Times’ royal correspondent Valentine Low, the … Read more

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

China using civilian ships to enhance navy capability, reach

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese scientific ship bristling with surveillance equipment docked in a Sri Lankan port. Hundreds of fishing boats anchored for months at a time among disputed islands in the South China Sea. And ocean-going ferries, built to be capable of carrying heavy vehicles and large loads of people. All are ostensibly civilian … Read more

Ian to hit Florida as a powerful hurricane

Ian to hit Florida as a powerful hurricane

ABOVE: WESH 2 Meteorologist Eric Burris tracks the timing of Ian in extended forecastTropical Depression Nine strengthened into Tropical Storm Ian Friday night. This system is forecast to hit Florida as a Category 3 hurricane next week. As of 8 am Saturday, Tropical Storm Ian had strengthened while moving west over the Central Caribbean and … Read more