Stock rally losing puff as economic growth doubts grow

A passerby wearing a protective face mask walks past an electric screen displaying a graph showing Japan’s Nikkei share average, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tokyo, Japan February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato/Files Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Asia struggles to carry on Wall St rally Japan economy shrinks, Aussie … Read more

Macron tells Zelenskiy: French arms deliveries to Ukraine will intensify

UKRAINE-CRISIS-FRANCE-MACRONFrance’s President Emmanuel Macron attends a news conference with Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz (not pictured) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Michele Tantussi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, May 17 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron told his Ukrainian counterpart on Tuesday that French arms deliveries to … Read more

U.S. launches program to capture, analyze evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – The US State Department on Tuesday announced the launch of a new program to capture and analyze evidence of war crimes and other atrocities allegedly perpetrated by Russia in Ukraine, as Washington seeks to ensure Moscow is held accountable for its action. The State Department in a statement said the … Read more

China Eastern crash probe eyes intentional action – sources

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Investigators probing the crash of a China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) jet are examining whether it was due to intentional action taken on the flight deck, with no evidence so far of a technical malfunction, two people briefed on the matter said. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier Tuesday that flight … Read more

Hundreds of Ukrainians defending Azovstal plant surrender to uncertain fate

Reuters witness: seven buses carry out fighters Some not wounded – Reuters witness Azov regiment fighters surrender at Azovstal Unclear what will happen to the fighters MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Ukrainian fighters surrendered to an uncertain fate on Tuesday after weeks holed up in the bunkers and tunnels below Mariupol’s Azovstal … Read more

EU says legal Russian gas payments possible, warns against rouble accounts

A pressure gauge is pictured at a Ukrainian gas compressor station in the village of Boyarka near the capital Kiev January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, May 17 (Reuters) – The European Commission said on Tuesday opening accounts in roubles at a Russian bank to pay … Read more

Ukrainian defenders emerge from Mariupol ruins to uncertain fate as siege ends

Ukrainian soldiers, many wounded, bussed to Russian-held towns ‘Defenders of Mariupol are heroes of our time’ – Ukraine military Finland, Sweden set to file NATO applications Macron pledges more arms to Kyiv MARIUPOL, Ukraine, May 17 (Reuters) – More than 250 Ukrainian fighters surrendered to Russian forces at the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after weeks … Read more

A tooth found in a cave in Laos is revealing more about the mysterious Denisovans

Researchers believe the tooth belonged to a young female who lived at least 130,000 years ago and was likely a Denisovan — an enigmatic group of early humans first identified in 2010. The lower molar is the first fossil evidence placing Denisovans in Southeast Asia and may help untangle a puzzle that had long vexed … Read more

Shanghai declares zero-Covid milestone but residents cast doubt on reopening

Hong Kong CNN † Shanghai officials on Tuesday said they had achieved “zero-Covid at the community level” in what appeared to be a turning point in a heavy-handed and costly campaign to tame an Omicron outbreak – but many residents remain skeptical the city will reopen anytime soon . “Zero-Covid at the community level” means … Read more

German finance minister open to seizing Russia central-bank assets, Handelsblatt reports

Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) leader Christian Lindner addresses a news conference in reaction to the results of the regional elections in Berlin, Germany, May 16, 2022. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, May 17 (Reuters) – German Finance Minister Christian Lindner is open to the idea of ​​seizing … Read more