Russia unfurls plan to formally annex swathes of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/ File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Putin weighs … Read more

Protests break out at funeral of Iranian woman who died after morals arrest

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Protests broke out in western Iran on Saturday at the funeral of a young woman who died after being detained by morality police enforcing strict hijab rules, and security forces used tear gas to disperse demonstrators. Videos posted on social media … Read more

U.S. appeals court rejects big tech’s right regulate online speech

Facebook, Google and Twitter logos are seen in this combination photo from Reuters files. REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 16 (Reuters) – A US appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback … Read more

Former Russian mayor detained for criticising Ukraine invasion

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Russian opposition politician Yevgeny Roizman was shown being detained at his home in a video published on social media on Wednesday, in the latest move by authorities to punish critics of the war in Ukraine. Video of the arrest showed Roizman, former mayor of the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, being … Read more

Republicans push to see affidavit that justified FBI search of Trump’s home

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Republicans stepped up calls on Sunday for the release of an FBI affidavit showing the justification for its seizure of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home amid reports of heightened threats against federal law enforcement personnel . A search warrant released last week after the unprecedented search showed … Read more

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

July 29 (Reuters) – The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for US bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. The bankruptcy filing by the InfoWars parent, … Read more

EXCLUSIVE EU found evidence employee phones compromised with spyware -letter

July 27 (Reuters) – The European Union found evidence that smartphones used by some of its staff were compromised by an Israeli company’s spy software, the bloc’s top justice official said in a letter seen by Reuters. In a July 25 letter sent to European lawmaker Sophie in ‘t Veld, EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders … Read more

Russian TV channel takes aim at ‘Iron Curtain’ from outside

Russia tightens laws after Ukraine invasion Independent media say compelled to leave Dozhd eager to reach Russian audience from abroad TBILISI, June 21 (Reuters) – When television reporters Tikhon Dzyadko and Ekaterina Kotrikadze left Russia with other colleagues in March, they left the country without one of its few major non-government media outlets. The pair, … Read more

Wikipedia fights Russian order to remove Ukraine war information

The Kremlin’s Spasskaya Tower and St. Basil’s Cathedral are seen through the art object in Zaryadye park in Moscow, Russia March 15, 2022. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 13 (Reuters) – The Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia, has filed an appeal against a Moscow court decision demanding … Read more

Taser maker halts drone project; most of its ethics panel resigns

The headquarters for Axon Enterprise Inc, formerly Taser International, is seen in Scottsdale, Aizona, US, May 17, 2017. Picture taken May 17, 2017. To match Special Report USA-TASER/EXPERTS REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 5 (Reuters) – Taser-maker Axon Enterprise Inc (AXON.O) said on Sunday it was halting work … Read more