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

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

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

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

Stocks Recover Even As Growth Continues, Inflation Fears Remain

Empty prices are displayed in the stock price panels of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) after the Tokyo Stock Exchange temporarily suspended all trading due to system problems in Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 2020. REUTERS / Issei Kato / Files Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – Global stocks … Read more

Analysis: Food price inflation puts emerging markets between a rock and a hard place

Food makes up 40% of CPI baskets in low-income countries UN food price index hits record high in February, March More governments are choosing to take support measures Risks of social unrest are on the rise due to food, rising fuel prices LONDON / ISTANBUL / CAIRO (Reuters) – Like millions of people in developing … 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

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

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