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

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

Turkey has told allies it’s a ‘no’ to Sweden and Finland’s NATO bid – Erdogan

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. REUTERS / Yves Herman Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 19 (Reuters) – Turkey has told allies that it will reject Sweden and Finland’s membership to NATO, Turkish … Read more

World oceans at most acidic level in 26,000 years, climate report warns

May 18 (Reuters) – The world’s oceans grew to their warmest and most acidic levels on record last year, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Wednesday, as United Nations officials warned that war in Ukraine threatened global climate commitments. Oceans saw the most striking extremes as the WMO detailed a range of turmoil wrought … Read more

Tesla’s Musk says he ‘can no longer support’ Democrats, ‘will vote Republican’

Elon Musk attends the opening ceremony of the new Tesla Gigafactory for electric cars in Gruenheide, Germany, March 22, 2022. Patrick Pleul / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, May 18 (Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that while … Read more

More Ukraine fighters surrendering in Mariupol, Russia says

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, taken to Russian-held towns Mariupol a win for Putin as Russian forces fall back elsewhere US reopens Kyiv embassy KYIV / MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 19 (Reuters) – Moscow said nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters had surrendered in Russian-held Mariupol as it shored up a key gain in the south, while the … Read more

India, the world’s biggest buyer of Russian arms, looks to diversify suppliers

The Sukhoi-30MKI jet was seen during the 88th Air Force Day parade at Hindon Air Force Station in Ghaziabad, India, October 8, 2020. REUTERS / Anushree Fadnavis Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Search gets more urgent as Russia faces economic sanctions India steps up emphasis on making equipment at home Also … Read more

Tesla removed from S&P 500 ESG Index, prompting Musk fury

May 18 (Reuters) – S&P Dow Jones Indices has removed electric carmaker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) from its widely-followed S&P 500 ESG Index (.SPXESUP), citing issues, including racial discrimination claims and crashes linked to its autopilot vehicles, a move that prompted harsh tweets from Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday. The back-and-forth underscores the widening debate … Read more

How Turkey spoiled NATO’s historic moment with Finland, Sweden

Turkey caught NATO allies by surprise Finland, Sweden hoped for quick accession Turkey’s Cavusoglu meets US counterpart Blinken ISTANBUL / WASHINGTON / BRUSSELS, May 18 (Reuters) – When Finland and Sweden signaled they were thinking of making the historic decision joining NATO, the alliance expected a tough response from Moscow, not from one of its … Read more

Google’s Russian subsidiary to file for bankruptcy after bank account seized

May 18 (Reuters) – Google’s Russian subsidiary plans to file for bankruptcy after authorities seized its bank account, making it impossible to carry on operations, a Google spokesperson said on Wednesday. Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) Google has been under pressure in Russia for months for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal and for restricting … Read more

When Africans asked for COVID shots, they did not get them. Now they do not want them

Demand for COVID shots drops in Africa as supply rises Countries turn to mobile campaigns to boost uptake Africa, average age 20, has fared better in pandemic Experts warn new variants could emerge on continent DAKAR / ACCRA, May 18 (Reuters) – It’s noisy inside the Mamprobi clinic in Accra as kids clamber over their … Read more