Messaging app Telegram: few paid subscribers needed to cover costs

Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Telegram logo in this picture illustration taken March 28, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register June 21 (Reuters) – The Telegram messaging app, used by a wide range of Russian and Ukrainian officials during the war, only … Read more

Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned off his Nobel medal for a record $103.5 million to aid children displaced by the war in Ukraine . All proceeds from the auction, which coincided with the World … Read more

A Somali boy’s mission to find food as climate change takes its toll

Somalia at nexus of ‘three Cs’ – conflict, costs, climate change Climate change means extreme weather patterns more common Children in Dollow town malnourished, scramble for food Million forced from homes and land by drought Drought envoy urges international community to do more DOLLOW, Somalia, June 20 (Reuters) – Each morning in this Somali border … Read more

Ukraine to restrict Russian books, music in latest cultural break from Moscow

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s parliament on Sunday voted through two laws which will place on Russian books and music as Kyiv seeks to break many remaining cultural ties between the two countries following Moscow’s invasion. One law will forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens, unless they renounce their Russian passport and … Read more

France’s Macron says up to Ukraine to decide on potential territorial concessions

PARIS, June 16 (Reuters) – Ukraine alone should decide whether or not to accept any concessions towards Russia in view of ending the war, French President Emmanuel Macron told TF1 television in an interview as he visited Kyiv. “This is up to Ukraine to decide,” Macron said when asked what concessions, including on its territory, … Read more

Two US citizens missing, feared captured, in eastern Ukraine -families

June 15 (Reuters) – Two US citizens who traveled to Ukraine as volunteer fighters against Russian forces have been missing for a week and are feared captured, family members said on Wednesday. Alexander Drueke, 39, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Andy Huynh, 27, of Hartselle, Alabama, were last in contact with their families on June 8 … Read more

Russia tells Ukraine to lay down arms in Sievierodonetsk battle

Sievierodonetsk city focus of fight for eastern Ukraine Hundreds trapped in Sievierodonetsk’s Azot chemical plant NATO defense ministers due to discuss Ukraine military aid KYIV, June 15 (Reuters) – Russia told Ukrainian forces holed up in a chemical plant in embattled Sievierodonetsk to lay down their arms by early Wednesday as it fights to maintain … Read more

Ukraine suffering painful losses, needs anti-missile weapons, Zelenskiy says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy attends a joint statement with European Commission President Ursula, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine June 11, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register June 14 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces are suffering painful losses in fighting Russian troops in both the eastern city … Read more

NATO chief says Sweden has taken “important steps” to meet Turkey’s demands

STOCKHOLM, June 13 (Reuters) – Sweden has take important steps to meet Turkey’s demands for approving Stockholm’s NATO membership application, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday during a visit to Sweden. Sweden and Finland applied to join the alliance last month, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Their applications have faced unexpected … Read more

Canada accuses China of ‘very concerning’ behavior in aerial spat

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Reuters) – Canada believes China showed “very concerning and unprofessional” behavior while harassing its patrol aircraft near North Korea, Defense Minister Anita Anand said on Saturday, but she declined comment when asked whether she had raised the issue with her Chinese counterpart. Speaking on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, … Read more