Russia says 963 Americans are banned from entering, adds 26 new Canadians

US President Joe Biden speaks as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, US, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it had so far banned 963 Americans from … Read more

Is Russia fielding laser weapons in Ukraine? Pentagon does not think so

Participants are seen at the stand of Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom during the International military-technical forum “Army-2021” at Patriot Congress and Exhibition Center in Moscow Region, Russia August 23, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – The Pentagon said on Friday there were no … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy offers formal deal on compensation from Russia

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (not pictured), as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 8, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Friday proposed a formal deal … Read more

US says Turkey’s approach to Sweden, Finland NATO bid not a bilateral topic

WASHINGTON, May 20 (Reuters) – Turkey’s approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the US State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they … Read more

Google ‘private browsing’ mode not really private, Texas lawsuit says

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit. Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia filed … Read more

Macron tells Zelenskiy: French arms deliveries to Ukraine will intensify

UKRAINE-CRISIS-FRANCE-MACRONFrance’s President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference with Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, May 17 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday that French arms deliveries to … Read more

Canada introduces bill to ban Russia’s Putin and others from entering country

OTTAWA, May 17 (Reuters) – Canada on Tuesday introduced a bill in the Senate that will ban Russian President Vladimir Putin and some 1,000 other members of his government and military from entering the country as it continues to ratchet up sanctions after the invasion of Ukraine . “Banning close associates and key supporters of … Read more

US revises Cuba policy, eases restrictions on remittances, travel

A vintage car passes by the US Embassy in Havana, Cuba, October 30, 2020. Picture taken October 30, 2020. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday announced a series of steps to revise its policy toward Cuba, including easing some … Read more

Russia’s behavior amounts to repudiation of agreement with NATO, Germany says

German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, speaks during a news conference at a NATO meeting in Berlin, Germany May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, May 15 (Reuters) – Russia’s behavior amounts to the unilateral repudiation of a 1997 cooperation agreement with NATO, Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock … Read more

In first since Ukraine invasion, Pentagon chief speaks with Russian counterpart

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin responds to questions before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Defense in Washington, US, May 3, 2022. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 13 (Reuters) – US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine when he … Read more