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

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

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

Johnny Depp’s lawyers challenge Amber Heard over abuse allegations

(Reuters) – Lawyers for actor Johnny Depp began questioning Amber Heard in a couple’s defamation trial on Monday, challenging the “Aquaman” star’s allegations that she was physically assaulted before and during their short marriage. Depp’s lawyers provided photos of Heard appearing in public on red carpets and the “James Corden Show” shortly after the times … Read more

Ukraine attacks Russian forces in the east

NATO Secretary General says Russia’s attack will not be planned The Russian Donbass Campaign Lost Its Momentum – British Army Finland confirms its offer of NATO membership RUSSKA LOZOVA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine launched a counterattack on Russian forces on the eastern front on Monday, with battles reported near its second city Kharkiv, after Western … Read more

June 1 Shanghai aims to get back to normal as COVID lockdown disrupts economy

Shanghai aims to lift COVID lockdown on June 1 City residents are frustrated with changing schedules China’s retail sales and industrial production fell in April SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Shanghai on Monday laid out plans to end the painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks, which has hit China’s economy hard, and to … Read more

Vote in Lebanon deals a blow to Hezbollah allies in preliminary results

Some of Hezbollah’s Oldest Allies Are Losing Seats Most not yet clear, final results expected on Monday Lebanese forces allied with Saudi Arabia are gaining ground Sources said that Arslan, who is allied with Hezbollah, lost his seat in front of the newcomer BEIRUT (Reuters) – Iran-backed Hezbollah was dealt a blow in Lebanon’s parliamentary … Read more

California regulator refuses to build desalination plant despite historic drought

COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA, May 12 (Reuters) – California regulators on Thursday rejected the construction of a $1.4 billion desalination plant on environmental grounds, marking a setback for Governor Gavin Newsom, who backed the project as a partial solution to the state’s ongoing drought. The California Coastal Commission voted 11-0 to reject the Poseidon Water proposal, … Read more