Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine and Zelensky mocks ‘wonderful weapon’

Russia indulges in its own secret laser arsenal Zelensky sarcastically compares the use of lasers to the Nazis’ wondrous weapons Satellites 1,500 km away can go blind LONDON (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to incinerate drones and deploying some of Moscow’s secret weapons … Read more

Russia says more Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Mariupol

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns The United States reopens the Kyiv embassy Ukraine says saboteurs targeted a Russian armored train Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Nearly 700 additional Ukrainian fighters have surrendered in Russia-controlled Mariupol, Moscow said, as it consolidated major gains in the south, while the United … Read more

Performers push for copyright protection from AI deep forgeries

AI is increasingly common in entertainment and audio Performers fear losing work and rights to technology Calls for new legal protections on shows Tbilisi, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a friend texted voice actor Bev Standing to ask if TikTok’s text-to-speech feature sounded, the Canadian artist’s surprise quickly turned to anger. She had … Read more

Google’s Russian subsidiary files for bankruptcy after bank account confiscation

May 18 (Reuters) – Russia’s Google subsidiary plans to file for bankruptcy after authorities seized his bank account, making it impossible to pay employees and suppliers, but free services including search and YouTube will continue to operate, a spokesman for Russia’s Google Inc said on Wednesday. . Alphabet Corporation (GOOGL.O) The unit has been under … Read more

Analysis: Elon Musk can’t easily give Twitter the boot on bots

May 18 (Reuters) – Elon Musk may find a way to prove his claim of Twitter Inc . spam accounts (TWTR.N) The platform is far above what the social media company estimated, but it’s hard to show that he and investors have been misled, legal experts say. Musk said on Twitter Tuesday that his $44 … Read more

Yellen: It is not legal for the United States to seize official Russian assets

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Wednesday that the United States had no legal authority to seize Russian Central Bank assets frozen over its invasion of Ukraine, but was in talks with U.S. partners about ways to make Russia. Pay the bill for post-war reconstruction in Ukraine began. Yellen also said that a special license … Read more

Facts: How the EU plans to abandon Russia’s fossil fuels

Pictures of solar panels are taken at a solar park in Saelices, Spain, May 11, 2022. The image was taken with a drone. Photograph: Guillermo Martinez/Reuters Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register (Reuters) – The European Union published plans on Wednesday to end its dependence on Russian gas, oil and coal … Read more

Russia says nearly 700 Mariupol fighters have surrendered

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, moved to Russian-controlled towns Mariupol wins for Putin as Russian forces retreat elsewhere Finland and Sweden formally apply to join NATO Kyiv/MARIPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered at its Mariupol steel plants in the past 24 hours, but commanders … Read more

Stock market recovery recovers, UK inflation hits 40-year high

LONDON (Reuters) – A stock rally ran out of steam on Wednesday as concerns about the outlook for economic growth and rising inflation dampened sentiment, while the UK’s 9% inflation reading underlined how far higher interest rates could go. Asian stocks managed to post gains for the fourth consecutive session, but equities in Europe were … Read more

Ukrainian defenders emerge from the ruins of Mariupol to an unknown fate as the siege ends

Ukrainian soldiers, many of whom were wounded, took buses to Russian-controlled towns “The defenders of Mariupol are the heroes of our time” – Ukrainian Army Finland and Sweden prepare to submit NATO requests Macron pledges more weapons to Kyiv MARIPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered to Russian forces … Read more