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

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

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

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

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

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