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Russia says 963 Americans are banned from entering, adds 26 new Canadians

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U.S. President Joe Biden speaks as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during a Cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, May 21 (Reuters) – Russia said on Saturday it had so......

EXCLUSIVE U.S. aims to arm Ukraine with advanced anti-ship missiles to fight Russian blockade

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The U.S. Navy Arleigh-Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur launches a Harpoon surface-to-surface missile during Pacific Vanguard (PACVAN) quadrilateral exercises between Australia, Japan, Republic of Korea, and U.S. Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26, 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. U.S. Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni......

Russia uses new laser weapons in Ukraine, Zelenskiy mocks ‘wonder weapon’

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Russia dips into its secret laser arsenal Zelenskiy mockingly compares laser use to Nazis’ wonder weapons Satellites 1,500 km away can be blinded LONDON, May 18 (Reuters) – Russia on Wednesday said it was using a new generation of powerful lasers in Ukraine to burn up drones, deploying some of......

Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta

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Members of the People’s Defence Forces (PDF) who became guerrilla fighters after being protesters are seen on the front line in Kawkareik, Myanmar December 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 17 (Reuters) – The defence chief of Myanmar’s shadow government has called for......

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to become the most valuable U.S. startup

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May 17 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX is poised to become the most valuable U.S. startup as its valuation rose to over $125 billion in an ongoing share sale in the secondary market, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The shares, which are marketed at about $72, jumped......

Flight data from China Eastern jet points to intentional nosedive -WSJ

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WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) – Flight data from a black box recovered from the China Eastern Airlines (600115.SS) jet that crashed in March indicates someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed the plane, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with U.S. officials’ preliminary assessment. A Western official......

U.S. officials say Pentagon committed to understanding UFO origins

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A parking sign at the Little A’Le’Inn as an influx of tourists responding to a call to ‘storm’ Area 51, a secretive U.S. military base believed by UFO enthusiasts to hold government secrets about extra-terrestrials, is expected in Rachel, Nevada, U.S. September 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo Register now for......

Ryanair cautious about ‘fragile’ recovery, berates Boeing

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Ryanair aircraft are seen at at dawn at Dublin airport Dublin, Ireland March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Ryanair cuts FY loss to 355 million euros Low cost carrier says caution needed heading into winter O’Leary: Boeing management should step up or......

Mariupol steelworks defenders appear to signal end of siege

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KYIV, May 16 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian unit holed up beneath the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol said on Monday its garrison was fulfilling orders to save the lives of troops, an apparent indication that the long siege there was coming to an end. The fighting at Azovstal in ruined Mariupol......

Burning munitions cascade down on Ukrainian steel plant, video shows

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LONDON, May 15 (Reuters) – White brightly burning munitions were shown cascading down on the Azovstal steel works in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol in what a British military expert said looked like either an attack with phosphorus or incendiary weapons. Reuters was not able to immediately identify the......

Analysis: Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia

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BERN, May 15 (Reuters) – Switzerland’s fabled neutral status is about to face its biggest test in decades, with the defence ministry tilting closer to Western military powers in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The defence ministry is drawing up a report on security options that include joint military......

Chinese jet aborts takeoff, catches fire, causing minor injuries from evacuation

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Rescue workers are seen at the site where an Airbus A319 plane of Tibet Airlines caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s......

Ukraine pushes Russian forces back, restricts gas flow to Europe

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Ukraine redirecting Russia gas to Europe Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Kremlin: Kherson residents can decide whether to join Russia Mariupol steelworks under bombardment again KYIV/VILKHIVKA, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported battlefield gains on Wednesday in a......

Putin announces no new escalation on long awaited Victory Day

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Putin leads celebrations of Soviet victory in WW2 Russian forces storm Azovstal steel works, Ukrainians say 60 killed after Russian shell hits school in Ukraine’s east KYIV, Ukraine, May 9 (Reuters) – Vladimir Putin exhorted Russians to battle in a defiant Victory Day speech on Monday, but was silent about......

China says it conducted exercises near Taiwan

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Chinese and Taiwanese printed flags are seen in this illustration taken, April 28, 2022. Picture taken April 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, May 9 (Reuters) – China’s armed forces carried out another round of exercises near Taiwan last week to improve......

Strong winds force grounding of aircraft fighting New Mexico wildfire

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A plane drops water to combat the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon wildfires, near Las Vegas, New Mexico, U.S. May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Mohatt Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 7 (Reuters) – Airborne firefighters dumped water and retardants on a raging New Mexico wildfire on......

Biden touts manufacturing, union jobs in battleground Ohio

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HAMILTON, Ohio May 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden boasted on Friday of a U.S. manufacturing surge and introduced a new small business program in the key swing state of Ohio during his sixth visit there as president Biden was buoyed by strong numbers earlier in the day that showed......

Explainer: Will Russia use nuclear weapons?

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May 6 (Reuters) – At the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin obliquely raised the possibility of a nuclear strike against anyone who intervened in the conflict. Below are some of the key issues surrounding the possibility – viewed as remote by many analysts and Western......

Putin to send ‘doomsday’ warning to West at Russia’s WW2 victory parade

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LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin will send a “doomsday” warning to the West when he leads celebrations on Monday marking the 77th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, brandishing Russia’s vast firepower while its forces fight on in Ukraine. Defiant in the face of......

Four-astronaut team departs International Space Station on flight back to Earth

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May 4 (Reuters) – The third long-duration team of astronauts launched by SpaceX to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA safely departed the orbiting outpost early on Thursday to begin their descent back to Earth, capping a six-month science mission. The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying three U.S. NASA......

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