Exclusively TikTok planning big push in gaming, testing in Vietnam sources

The TikTok app on a smartphone is shown in this illustration taken on July 13, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG/HANOI (Reuters) – TikTok is running tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, four … Read more

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

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

The Siege of Azovstal ends with the surrender of hundreds of Ukrainian fighters

Ukrainian fighters surrender in Azovstal The blockade of Azovstal begins to end Soldiers of the Azov Regiment surrender at Azovstal It is not clear what will happen to the fighters MARIPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters have surrendered after weeks of holed up in a maze of bunkers and tunnels beneath steelworks … Read more

Ryabkov says that Russia simply will not tolerate NATO’s expansion in the Nordic countries

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov speaks during a press conference on the SSC-8/9M729 cruise missile system at the Patriot Expocentre near Moscow, Russia, January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia warns the West about NATO expansion Sweden is seeking NATO membership Read more Finland … Read more