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

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

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says Donbas region has been completely destroyed

A view shows a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 15, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 19 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday said Russian forces had “completely destroyed” the industrial Donbas … 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

Ukraine prosecutor seeks life sentence for Russian soldier in war crimes trial

KYIV, May 19 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian state prosecutor asked a court on Thursday to sentence a Russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, asked widow Kateryna Shelipova to forgive him for … Read more

Russian soldier pleads guilty in war crimes trial in Ukraine

KYIV, May 18 (Reuters) – A Russian soldier accused of war crimes in Ukraine pleaded guilty on Wednesday to killing an elderly unarmed civilian. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, entered his plea in a Kyiv district court hearing its first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier who took part in Moscow’s Feb. … 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 says it will evacuate wounded Ukrainian soldiers from Azovstal

Smoke rises above a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 16 (Reuters) – Russia said on Monday that it had agreed to evacuate wounded Ukrainian soldiers from … Read more