Ukrainian Donbass ‘destroyed’ as Russian artillery and planes step up strikes

Russia intensifies its offensive in Donbass Zelensky says the area is completely destroyed The G7 will send billions more to Ukraine Civil infrastructure damage Senate approves $40 billion in additional aid Kyiv, Ukraine (May 20) (Reuters) – The Ukrainian military said on Friday that Russian forces had bombed areas in eastern Donbass by land and … Read more

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 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

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

Stock markets struggle as worries grow about the economy

LONDON (Reuters) – European shares fell on Monday and Wall Street headed for a lower open, as investor sentiment struggled to recover from last week’s heavy selling amid fears of slowing economic growth. Global stocks hit an 18-month low last week, as investors worried that higher interest rates to counter high inflation would hurt the … Read more

Preliminary results show that the voting deals in Lebanon are a blow to Hezbollah

Some of Hezbollah’s oldest allies are losing seats The majority are not yet clear, and final results are expected later on Monday Lebanese forces allied with Saudi Arabia are gaining ground Parliament is more divided, opening the way to a dead end BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Iran-backed Hezbollah was dealt a blow in Lebanon’s parliamentary … 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

Former Somali leader Mahmoud wins presidency to face war and drought

Representatives choose Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud for the post of president Voting takes place behind the barricades because of the conflict Former education activist Mahmoud, 66, is facing an Islamist war MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Former Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidency again in a vote of parliamentarians on Sunday in an airport hangar protected … Read more