Russia finds Meta guilty of ‘extremist activity’ but WhatsApp can stay

Moscow court says Meta engaged in ‘extremist activity’ Facebook, Instagram already banned in Russia Prosecutors, court say WhatsApp will not be affected Lawmaker says Meta can return if sticks to Russia’s terms March 21 (Reuters) – A Moscow court said on Monday that Meta (FB.O) was guilty of “extremist activity”, but the ruling will not … Read more

Apple upgrades low-end iPhone SE with 5G, and high-end Mac Studio computer with faster chip

NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) – Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday added 5G connectivity to its low-cost iPhone SE and iPad Air and introduced a faster chip for a new desktop, a high point in Apple’s move to power its devices with microprocessors designed in house. The new Studio desktop starts at $3,999 with the … Read more

Russia blocks Facebook, accusing it of restricting access to Russian media

March 4 (Reuters) – Russia is blocking Meta Platforms Inc’s (FB.O) Facebook, the country’s communications regulator said on Friday, in response to what it said were restrictions of access to Russian media on the platform. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, said there had been 26 cases of discrimination against Russian media by Facebook since October 2020, including … Read more

Russia’s offer to foreign firms: stay, leave or hand over the keys

Customers shop at an IKEA store in Omsk, Russia, March 3, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sweeping Western sanctions create investor minefield SocGen warned it might be stripped of Russian assets Pirelli’s Russian plants continue, others seek exit Banks count the every changing cost of sanctions MOSCOW, March 4 … Read more

Russian rouble up from new lows, ratings downgrades weigh

Russian Rouble and US Dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration taken, February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MOSCOW, March 3 (Reuters) – The rouble pared some losses after slumping to new record lows against the dollar and euro on Thursday as Fitch and Moody’s downgraded … Read more

Shell to exit Russia after Ukraine invasion, joining BP

Shell pulls out of giant Sakhalin 2 LNG project Move to lead to impairments of $3 billion ‘We are shocked by the loss of life in Ukraine,’ CEO says LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) – Shell (SHEL.L) will exit all its Russian operations, including a major liquefied natural gas plant, it said on Monday, becoming the … Read more

BP exit opens new front in West’s campaign against Russia

BP to abandon Rosneft stake at cost of up to $25 billion Companies with Russian assets coming under growing pressure EU industry chief tells Alphabet to ban war propaganda accounts Battle between Russia and big tech companies expected to deepen Financial sanctions designed to isolate Russian economy Feb 28 (Reuters) – Energy major BP opened … Read more