Nazanin, Ashoori arrive in Britain after Iran prison ordeal

BRIZE NORTON, England, March 16 (Reuters) – British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and dual national Anoosheh Ashoori arrived in Britain from Iran on Thursday, ending an ordeal during which they became a bargaining chip in Iran’s talks with the West over its nuclear programme. They arrived at the British military airbase of Brize Norton in … Read more

EXCLUSIVE State TV protester tells Russians: open your eyes to Ukraine war propaganda

Marina Ovsyannikova, a Channel One employee who staged an on-air protest as she held up an anti-war sign behind a studio presenter, speaks to the media as the leaves the court building in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022 in this still image taken from a video. REUTERS TV via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

China’s soaring COVID infections fuel concern about cost of containment

BEIJING, March 15 (Reuters) – China posted a steep jump in daily COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, with new cases more than doubling from a day earlier to hit a two-year high, raising concerns about the rising economic costs of its tough measures to contain the disease. A total of 3,507 domestically transmitted cases with confirmed … 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

Carmakers face soaring metal costs with Russian supplies at risk

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Saving up for a new ride? Better start putting more cash aside. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is ramping up the price of metals used in cars, from aluminum in the bodywork to palladium in catalytic converters to the high-grade nickel in electric vehicle batteries, and drivers are likely to foot … 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

Russian column stalled for days outside Kyiv

Ukraine president says defense lines holding Moscow says it has seized Kherson, mayor says troops in streets UN votes overwhelmingly to censor Russia’s invasion Refugee total exceeds 1 million – UNHCR Kharkiv bombarded, Mariupol under siege BORODYANKA, Ukraine, March 3 (Reuters) – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its second week on Thursday an apparent tactical … Read more

Russia pounds Ukrainian cities as advances stall, draws UN censure

Kherson would be biggest city yet captured by Russians Ukrainians say street battles are going on Russia bombards other cities as its advances stall Center of Kharkiv turned into bombed-out wasteland UN votes overwhelmingly to censor Russia’s invasion KYIV/KHARKIV, Ukraine, March 2 (Reuters) – Ukrainians said on Wednesday they were battling on in the port … Read more