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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

Exclusively TikTok planning big push in gaming, testing in Vietnam sources

The TikTok app on a smartphone is shown in this illustration taken on July 13, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG/HANOI (Reuters) – TikTok is running tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam, four … Read more

Performers push for copyright protection from AI deep forgeries

AI is increasingly common in entertainment and audio Performers fear losing work and rights to technology Calls for new legal protections on shows Tbilisi, May 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When a friend texted voice actor Bev Standing to ask if TikTok’s text-to-speech feature sounded, the Canadian artist’s surprise quickly turned to anger. She had … Read more

Johnny Depp’s lawyers challenge Amber Heard over abuse allegations

(Reuters) – Lawyers for actor Johnny Depp began questioning Amber Heard in a couple’s defamation trial on Monday, challenging the “Aquaman” star’s allegations that she was physically assaulted before and during their short marriage. Depp’s lawyers provided photos of Heard appearing in public on red carpets and the “James Corden Show” shortly after the times … Read more

Occupation police beat mourners at the funeral of the slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police officers accused Palestinian mourners who carried the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday before thousands led her coffin through Jerusalem’s Old City in a wave of grief and anger over her death. Gathering around Abu Aqla’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some of them waving Palestinian flags … Read more

Apple supplier Foxconn anticipates challenges ahead in China to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and inflation

A shovel and a FoxConn logo are seen before the arrival of US President Donald Trump as he participates in the groundbreaking ceremony for Foxconn Technology Group’s LCD manufacturing campus, in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, US, June 28, 2018. REUTERS / Darren Hauck / Files Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register First … 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

Google unveils AI tool for real-world searches

May 11 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL.O) Google on Wednesday laid out plans to bridge the real world and its digital world to search, maps and other services using new advances in artificial intelligence. Google has also introduced a tablet that will launch in 2023 and a smartwatch that will go on sale later this … Read more

Explainer: Can Elon Musk renegotiate a lower price for his Twitter deal?

May 11 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) Shares have fallen to their lowest level since the social media company agreed to sell itself to Elon Musk for $44 billion on April 25, raising questions about whether the world’s richest person would try to renegotiate the deal. On Tuesday, the implied probability of closing the deal … Read more

Disney Will Save Next Streaming Scale After Netflix Decline

A smartphone with the “Disney” logo appears on the keyboard in front of the words “Streaming service” displayed in this illustration taken on March 24, 2020. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, May 9 (Reuters) – The Walt Disney Company (DIS.N) The streaming TV business … Read more