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Exclusive: US aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

The US Navy’s Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launched a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during the Quadruple Pacific Vanguard (Pakvan) exercises between Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the US Navy in the Philippine Sea on May 26. Photo taken May 26, 2019. Tony Burton, Mass Communications Specialist / US Navy 1st Class … Read more

A closer look: China’s Xiaomi launches investigations into India’s main market

A man walks past the logo of Xiaomi, the Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer, outside a store in Mumbai, India, May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK) It faces legal problems in India as a federal financial crime … Read more

Exclusive Germany is preparing a crisis plan for a sudden end to Russian gas – sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – Three people familiar with the matter told Reuters that German officials were quietly preparing for any sudden stop in Russian gas supplies with an emergency package that could include taking control of important companies. The preparations led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs show the growing alert over the gas supplies that … Read more

Russian rail attacks fail to cripple ‘Ukraine’s lifeline’

FASTEV, Ukraine (Reuters) – A barrage of missiles has brought the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine to Fastiv, a quiet town with flowering cherry trees nestled in vast farmlands hundreds of kilometers from the front lines. The April 28 strike, which left two people injured, hit a power substation that feeds electricity to the junction of … Read more

Japan should take time to phase out Russian oil imports, says PM Kishida

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivers a speech at Guildhall in London, Britain, May 5, 2022. REUTERS/Peter Nichols Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday it would take time for Japan to phase out Russian oil imports after agreeing a ban … Read more

A Closer Look: Will Russia Use Nuclear Weapons?

(Reuters) – At the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin indirectly raised the possibility of a nuclear strike against anyone interfering in the conflict. Here are some of the key issues surrounding the possibility – seen as remote by many Western analysts and diplomats – that Putin might actually use nuclear … Read more

EU adjusts Russian oil sanctions plan in bid to win support from reluctant countries

Models of oil drums are seen in front of the banner displayed “Stand,” the colors of the European Union and Russia flags in this illustration taken on March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Rovich Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The EU is giving Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic more time to … Read more

Google faces an internal battle over AI search to speed chip design

The Google app logo appears on a smartphone in this illustration taken on September 15, 2017. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Oakland, Calif., May 2 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) Google said Monday that it recently fired a senior engineering director after colleagues, who … Read more

Russia strikes eastern and southern Ukraine; Civilians evacuated from the Mariupol plant

Moscow escalates its offensive in southern and eastern Donbass 20 civilians evacuated from Mariupol Steel Factory Odessa, Luhansk and Donetsk airports hit by missiles Officials offer conflicting views on peace negotiations DOPROPELIA, Ukraine/Kyiv (Reuters) – Russia carried out missile strikes in southern and eastern Ukraine on Saturday and some women and children were evacuated from … Read more

India’s wheat export boom brings wealth to farmers and budget relief

Farmers use a harvester to deposit harvested wheat into a tractor trailer, in a field on the outskirts of Indore, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India, March 22, 2022. REUTERS/Rajendra Jadhav Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Indore/SARANGPUR, India, April 29 (Reuters) – For the first season in more than … Read more