Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

Ukraine detains senior public figures suspected of spying for Russia

KYIV, June 21 (Reuters) – Ukraine has detained a senior government official and a business leader suspected of being part of an alleged Russian spy network, the Security Service of Ukraine said on Tuesday. The Security Service (SBU) did not name the two suspects but identified them as a senior official in the Secretariat of … Read more

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted through two laws which will place severe restrictions on Russian books and music as Kyiv seeks to break many remaining cultural ties between the two countries following Moscow’s invasion. One law will forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens, unless they renounce their Russian … Read more

Elon Musk sued for $258 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

Elon Musk sued for 8 billion over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

NEW YORK, June 16 (Reuters) – Elon Musk was sued for $258 billion on Thursday by a Dogecoin investor who accused him of running a pyramid scheme to support the cryptocurrency. In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, plaintiff Keith Johnson accused Musk, electric car company Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and space tourism company … Read more

Anti-Jewish medieval sculpture can stay on church, top German court rules

Anti-Jewish medieval sculpture can stay on church, top German court rules

BERLIN, June 14 (Reuters) – Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday that an anti-Semitic, medieval sculpture can stay on the facade of a church in the eastern town of Wittenberg, rejecting an appeal by a Jewish plaintiff who has for years argued it is an insult to all Jews. The 13th century “Judensau” or “Jew … Read more

Ireland’s Sinn Fein says UK is set to break international law

Ireland’s Sinn Fein says UK is set to break international law

Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald speaks during an interview with Reuters in her office at Government buildings, in Dublin, Ireland, May 18, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 12 (Reuters) – Britain is set to break international law by bringing forward legislation to unilaterally change the … Read more

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Russia’s Navalny scolds Google and Meta for helping Putin

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny takes part in a rally to mark the 5th anniversary of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov’s murder and to protest against proposed amendments to the country’s constitution, in Moscow, Russia February 29, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) – Jailed Russian opposition … Read more

Exclusive: Indonesian navy officers ask for $375,000 to release tanker

Exclusive: Indonesian navy officers ask for 5,000 to release tanker

A view of shipyards, seen through a window, in Batam, Indonesia, April 3, 2019. REUTERS/Henning Gloystein/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Navy detains fuel tanker anchored east of Singapore Incident follows a dozen similar detentions last year More tankers anchored off Singapore due to COVID delays SINGAPORE, June 9 (Reuters) … Read more

Two Britons, Moroccan risk death penalty after guilty pleas in Donetsk court -Russian news agency

Two Britons, Moroccan risk death penalty after guilty pleas in Donetsk court -Russian news agency

June 8 (Reuters) – Two Britons and a Moroccan who were captured while fighting for Ukraine could face the death penalty after pleading guilty in a court of one of Russia’s proxies in eastern Ukraine, Russia’s RIA news agency reported. Video published by RIA showed Britons Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner and Moroccan Brahim Saadoun … Read more

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

iPhone 12 phones are seen at the new Apple Store on Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, California, US, June 24, 2021. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 7 (Reuters) – Apple (AAPL.O) will have to change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries … Read more

US wins authority to sixteen Russian oligarch’s planes

US wins authority to sixteen Russian oligarch’s planes

NEW YORK, June 6 (Reuters) – A US court on Monday issued warrants for the seizure of two luxury planes owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich under US measures imposed after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, court records showed. But the US government’s likelihood of gaining control of the aircraft worth nearly $400 million was uncertain. … Read more