Japan scrambles jets after Russian, Chinese warplanes near airspace during Quad

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its airspace on Tuesday, when Tokyo was hosting the leaders of the Quad grouping of countries that includes the United States, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said. Tokyo conveyed “grave concerns” to both Russia and China through diplomatic channels, Kishi said at … Read more

Ukraine says it holds off latest Russian assault in east

Russian mine clearers sweeping captured Azovstal plant Ukraine says its forces repel latest Russian assault on Sievierodonetsk Russia forces control largely unbroken swathe of east and south KYIV/MARIUPOL, May 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Monday it had held off the latest assault on an eastern city that has become the main target of Moscow’s … Read more

Hyundai Motor Group to invest more than $10 billion in U.S. up to 2025

SEOUL, May 22 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Group said on Sunday it would invest an additional $5 billion in the United States by 2025 to strengthen collaboration with US firms in advanced technology. The investments, announced during a visit to Seoul by President Joe Biden, are for robotics, urban air mobility, autonomous driving and artificial … Read more

Canada’s busiest airport battles delays ahead of summer travel

MONTREAL/TORONTO, May 20 (Reuters) – As Canada’s busiest airport, in Toronto, grapples with unusually long lines, the global airline trade group has urged Canadian authorities to take action to curb the hours-long queues ahead of the upcoming summer travel season . Airports from Canada to England are wrestling with long-lines and delays, as a staffing … Read more

Ukraine rules out ceasefire as fighting intensifies in Donbas

Ukraine rules out ceasefire, concessions Russia launches assault in Luhansk Russia stops Finland gas flows over payment dispute Polish president in Ukraine to address parliament Sunday May 22 (Reuters) – Ukraine ruled out a ceasefire or concessions to Moscow while Russia intensified an offensive in the eastern Donbas region and stopped providing gas to Finland, … Read more

Wall Street ends mixed after punishing week

Ross Stores plunges after cutting 2022 forecast S&P 500 +0.01%, Nasdaq -0.30%, Dow +0.03% May 20 (Reuters) – Wall Street ended mixed on Friday after a volatile session that saw Tesla slump and other growth stocks also lose ground. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq logged their seventh straight week of losses, their longest losing … Read more

Russia to halt gas flows to Finland on Saturday

A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed Finnish and Russian flag colors in this illustration taken April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register HELSINKI, May 20 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) has informed Finland it will halt flows of natural gas from … Read more

Musk denies he sexually harassed flight attendant on private jet

Elon Musk talks at the Automotive World News Congress at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com register OAKLAND, May 19 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk took to Twitter late on Thursday to denounce the “utterly untrue” claims in a news report … Read more

Biden, South Korea’s Yoon to meet amid worries about North Korea

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, May 20 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is likely to get a warm welcome from South Korea’s leadership on his first trip to Asia, but he may face a less friendly greeting from North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. Biden lands in South Korea on Friday evening, where he meets new President … Read more

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

The US 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 US Naval forces in the Philippine Sea May 26 , 2019. Picture taken May 26, 2019. US Navy/Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Handout via REUTERS Register … Read more