France opens investigation into rape allegations against minister Zacharopoulou

France opens investigation into rape allegations against minister Zacharopoulou

French State Secretary for Development, Francophonie and International Partnerships Chrysoula Zacharopoulou arrives for a working meeting with the French Prime Minister and members of the government at the Hotel Matignon in Paris, France, June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 22 (Reuters) – The Paris public … 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

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

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

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

Groups urge US to probe ‘loot box’ on Electronic Arts video game

WASHINGTON, June 2 (Reuters) – Consumer advocates on Thursday urged US regulators to investigate video game maker Electronic Arts Inc (EA.O) for what they say was the misleading use of a digital “loot box” that “aggressively” urges players to spend more money while playing a popular soccer game. The groups Fairplay, Center for Digital Democracy … Read more

Levi Strauss to reimburse abortion travel for employees

Levi Strauss to reimburse abortion travel for employees

May 4 (Reuters) – Levi Strauss & Co said on Wednesday it will reimburse travel expenses for its full- and part-time employees who need to travel to another state for health care services, including abortions. The apparel company best known for its jeans is the latest US company to offer the benefit as various states … Read more

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

HELSINKI, May 2 (Reuters) – Finnish-led consortium Fennovoima said on Monday it had scrapped a contract for Russia’s state-owned Rosatom to build a nuclear power plant in Finland, citing delays and increased risks due to the war in Ukraine. The announcement ended months of uncertainty and years of political wrangling over the planned Hanhikivi 1 … Read more

Apple lawsuit says ‘stealth’ startup Rivos poached engineers to steal secrets

Apple lawsuit says ‘stealth’ startup Rivos poached engineers to steal secrets

The Apple logo is seen at an Apple Store in Brooklyn, New York, US October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Summary Law Related documents Rivos allegedly targeted Apple employees who had secret info Lawsuit says Rivos working on integrated circuits like those running Apple laptops, phones (Reuters) … Read more