- WorldU.S. warns of catastrophic consequences if Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, article with video
The warning came as regions held by Russia hold widely-criticized referendums on annexation. By incorporating those regions, Moscow could portray efforts to retake them as attacks on Russia itself, a warning to Kyiv and its Western allies.
- WorldNationalist Meloni set to smash Italy's glass ceiling, become premier
In 2019, Giorgia Meloni made a speech that came to define her: "I am Giorgia, I am a woman, I am a mother, I am Italian, I am a Christian, and you can't take that away from me," she told cheering supporters.
- MarketsSterling collapses as investors fly into dollars, article with gallery
Sterling slumped to a record low on Monday, prompting speculation of an emergency response from the Bank of England, as confidence evaporated in Britain's plan to borrow its way out of trouble, with spooked investors piling in to U.S. dollars.
- Macro MattersJapan's factory activity expands at slowest pace in 20 months
Japan's factory activity growth hit a 20-month low in September, as firms struggled with a global slowdown and pressure from high energy and raw material prices that was exacerbated by a weak yen.
- Japan bans chemical weapons-related goods to Russia, concerned by nuke threatsWorld
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Japan has decided to ban exports of chemical weapons-related goods to Russia in an additional sanction against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, and is "deeply concerned" about the possible use of nuclear weapons, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Monday.
- MarketsJapan repeats readiness to respond to speculative yen moves
Japanese Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki issued a fresh warning on Monday about the weakening yen, saying that authorities stood ready to respond to speculative moves behind the currency's falls.