Chinese search for second black box from crashed jet

WUZHOU, China, March 24 (Reuters) – Recovery crews searched in light rain for a second black box from a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) passenger plane that plunged into a mountainside with 132 people on board, as more information emerged about the pilots of the flight. A first black box found on Wednesday was the cockpit … Read more

Putin wants ‘unfriendly’ countries to pay for Russian gas in roubles

LONDON, March 23 (Reuters) – Russia will seek payment in roubles for gas sold to “unfriendly” countries, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, and European gas prices soared on concerns the move would exacerbate the region’s energy crunch. European nations and the United States have imposed heavy sanctions on Russia since Moscow sent troops into … Read more

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

Chinese Boeing jet crashes in mountains with 132 on board, no sign of survivors

BEIJING, March 21 (Reuters) – A China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) Boeing 737-800 with 132 people on board crashed in mountains in southern China on a domestic flight on Monday after a sudden descent from cruising altitude. Media said there were no signs of survivors. The airline said it deeply mourned the loss of passengers and … Read more

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

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

Chelsea owner Abramovich and Rosneft boss Sechin hit by UK sanctions

UK sanctions seven more oligarchs it links to Kremlin Group includes Chelsea owner Abramovich Chelsea out put on hold, UK might sell club Trading suspended in Evraz shares LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Britain imposed sanctions on Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich and Igor Sechin, the chief executive of Russian oil giant Rosneft, hitting … 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

Visa, Mastercard suspend operations in Russia over Ukraine invasion

Credit card is seen in front of displayed Visa logo in this illustration taken July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 5 (Reuters) – US payments firms Visa Inc (VN) and Mastercard Inc on Saturday said they were suspending operations in Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, … Read more