After Hindu slain, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended Internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for slaying a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programs. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

US accuses five firms in China of supporting Russia’s military

Smoke rises over the remains of a building destroyed by a military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Lysychansk, Luhansk region, Ukraine June 17, 2022. REUTERS / Oleksandr Ratushniak / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration added five companies … Read more

Russia’s Putin to make first foreign trip since launching Ukraine was

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a BRICS + meeting during the BRICS summit via a video link in the Moscow region, Russia June 24, 2022. Sputnik / Mikhail Metzel / Kremlin via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin will visit two small former Soviet … Read more

Afghanistan seeks help for earthquake survivors as aftershock kills five

KABUL, June 24 (Reuters) – Afghanistan lacks the medical supplies to treat those injured in an earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people this week, a senior official said, as an aftershock on Friday killed five more. Authorities earlier ended a search in remote southeastern mountains for survivors of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake that struck … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

Toyota, Suzuki take hybrid route in India for local, global markets

NEW DELHI, June 24 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) and Suzuki Motor Corp (7269.T) on Friday said they would begin production of hybrid vehicles in India, a category that Toyota has said is currently best suited to such markets. A Toyota plant in southern India would in August begin building a hybrid sport utility … Read more

Russian cyber spies attack Ukraine’s allies, Microsoft says

Microsoft President and Vice Chairman Brad Smith speaks during a meeting hosted by US President Joe Biden with private sector CEOs to discuss the Build Back Better agenda at the White House in Washington, US, January 26, 2022. REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SAN FRANCISCO, June 22 … Read more

Afghan quake kills 950; toll seen likely to rise

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed 950 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, disaster management officials said, with more than 600 injured and the toll expected to grow as information trickles in from remote mountain villages. Photographs on Afghan media showed houses reduced to rubble, with bodies swathed in blankets … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON / MUMBAI / ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $ 100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a … Read more