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

Federal agents find sophisticated tunnel at US-Mexico border and seize almost a ton of cocaine

The passageway was discovered early Friday by a task force led by investigators from the US Department of Homeland Security who had been watching an alleged drug house in National City, just south of San Diego, according to a release from the Justice Department. Law enforcement followed one person from the home to a warehouse … 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

Wall Street ends sharply higher, fueled by Apple

Walmart slides after cutting earnings forecast April retail sales rise in line with estimates S&P 500 +2.02%, Nasdaq +2.76%, Dow +1.34% May 17 (Reuters) – Wall Street finished sharply higher on Tuesday, lifted by Apple, Tesla and other megacap growth stocks after strong retail sales in April eased worries about slowing economic growth. Ten of … 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

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

Hate crime investigation opened into Dallas salon shooting

The Dallas FBI Field Office, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice and the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District in Texas announced the hate crime investigation in a statement Monday. “We are in close communication with Dallas Police and are partnering together to thoroughly investigate this incident. As this is an … Read more

Allianz to pay $6 billion in U.S. fraud case, fund manager charged

NEW YORK/MUNICH, May 17 (Reuters) – Germany’s Allianz SE (ALVG.DE) agreed to pay more than $6 billion and its US asset management unit will plead guilty to criminal securities fraud over the collapse of its Structured Alpha funds early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Allianz’s settlements with the US Department of Justice and US Securities and … Read more

Buffalo shooting: Social media posts reveal suspected mass shooter spent months planning racist attack

Alleged gunman Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, posted that he selected a particular ZIP code in Buffalo because it had the highest percentage of a Black population close enough to where he lived. Police and other officials have described the mass shooting as a hate crime. In his posts, initially written on the … Read more