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Pro-Moscow leaders of occupied region seek to join Russia, Zelenskiy slams 'collaborators'

Pro-Moscow leaders of occupied region seek to join Russia, Zelenskiy slams ‘collaborators’

Live-streamed footage shows people carrying a banner in the colors of the Ukrainian flag as they protest amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Kherson, Ukraine, March 13, 2022 in this still image from a social media video obtained by REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kherson would be first area annexed …

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Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was …

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Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

Celebrity chef Mario Batali acquitted of sexually assaulting woman in Boston

BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Chief Mario Batali was acquitted on Tuesday of sexually assaulting a woman at a Boston bar in 2017 while posing with her for fan “selfie” photos, with the judge doubting the credibility of the accuser in the latest # MeToo era trial involving a US celebrity accused of misconduct toward …

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Philippines election winner Marcos tells world to judge him by actions, not family's past

Philippines election winner Marcos tells world to judge him by actions, not family’s past

Marcos leads unofficial tally by wide margin over rivals Vows to bridge divide between all Filipinos Philippine stocks fall, but peso up following election About 400 anti-Marcos protesters rally Poll body dismisses appeals seeking Marcos disqualification MANILA, May 10 (Reuters) – The son of the disgraced late Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos vowed on Tuesday to …

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Exclusive: Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive

Exclusive: Tesla halts most output at Shanghai plant, April sales dive

Tesla China-made Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at the carmaker’s factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Plant to produce fewer than 200 cars on Tuesday – memo Plant halted work due to supplies issues – sources China’s COVID policies …

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UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

UN Security Council, including Russia, expresses concern about Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS, May 6 (Reuters) – The UN Security Council, including Russia, on Friday expressed “deep concern regarding the maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine” and backed efforts by the UN chief to find a peaceful solution in the body’s first statement since Moscow’s invasion. Security Council statements are agreed by consensus. The brief …

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Evacuations restart in Mariupol as Biden announces more arms for Ukraine

Evacuations restart in Mariupol as Biden announces more arms for Ukraine

Civilians trapped in steelworks under Russian siege Two buses depart with evacuees; more expected Kremlin: Time for Victory Day in Mariupol will come US to provide Ukraine security package worth $150 mln KYIV, May 6 (Reuters) – Ukraine said 50 civilians were evacuated from a bombed-out steelworks in the city of Mariupol on Friday, accusing …

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Taiwan jets scramble as China air force enters air defense zone

Taiwan jets scramble as China air force enters air defense zone

Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside military airplanes in this illustration taken April 9, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, May 6 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s air force scrambled on Friday to warn away 18 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan’s defense ministry said, …

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EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states

EU tweaks Russia oil sanctions plan in bid to win over reluctant states

Models of oil barrels are seen in front of the displayed sign “stop”, EU and Russia flag colors in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU offers Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep more time to adapt Oil shipping ban postponed in bid to persuade Greece …

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Germany to send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

Germany to send seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine

SLIAC/Slovakia, May 6 (Reuters) – Germany will deliver seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, on top of five such artillery systems the Dutch government already pledged, German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Friday. Germany reversed its long-held policy of not sending heavy weapons to war zones last week following pressure at home and abroad for …

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