Disney employees stage walkouts to protest company response to Florida bill

LOS ANGELES, March 22 (Reuters) – Employees of the Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) staged walkouts and social media campaigns on Tuesday to protest the company’s response to Florida legislation that would limit classroom discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity. In a rare public demonstration of unrest, about 60 Disney employees gathered at a park … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Chinese regulators ask some U.S.-listed firms to prepare for audit disclosures – sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING, March 22 (Reuters) – Chinese regulators have asked some of the country’s US-listed firms, including Alibaba, Baidu and JD.com, to prepare for more audit disclosures, sources said, as Beijing steps up efforts to ensure domestic companies remain listed in New York. This comes as China’s regulators are considering a proposal to allow their … Read more

U.S. charges former Apple buyer with defrauding more than $10 million from company

The Apple Inc. logo is seen in the lobby of New York City’s flagship Apple store January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 20 (Reuters) – US prosecutors have charged a former Apple Inc (AAPL.O) employee with defrauding the iPhone maker out of more than $10 million … Read more

British royal couple starts Caribbean tour dogged by protest in Belize

BELIZE CITY, March 19 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Belize on Saturday for a weeklong Caribbean tour that was marred by a local protest before it even began amid growing scrutiny of the British Empire’s colonial ties to the region. The arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge … Read more

Britain, U.S. warn of satellite communications risks after Ukraine hack

LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Britain and the United States have warned organizations of the risks associated with using satellite communications following a cyberattack on satellite internet modems as Russia invaded Ukraine. Western intelligence agencies have been investigating the attack which disrupted broadband satellite internet access provided by US telecommunications firm Viasat, Reuters reported last … Read more

U.S. soldiers alive, despite Russia ‘fake news’ report, U.S. military says

A Ukrainian soldier directs a Russian tank that Ukrainians captured after fighting with Russian troops, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, outside Brovary, near Kyiv, Ukraine, March 10, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) – Three current and former members of the Tennessee National Guard … Read more

Exclusive: U.S. spy agency probes sabotage of satellite internet during Russian invasion, sources say

March 11 (Reuters) – Western intelligence agencies are investigating a cyberattack by unidentified hackers that disrupted broadband satellite internet access in Ukraine coinciding with Russia’s invasion, according to three people with direct knowledge of the incident. Analysts for the US National Security Agency, French government cybersecurity organization ANSSI, and Ukrainian intelligence are assessing whether the … Read more

Explainer: How U.S. law enforcement could take control of Russian oligarchs’ assets

The United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, DC, US EUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, March 7 (Reuters) – The US Justice Department last week launched a task force aimed at choking off assets that Russian oligarchs own in the United States, part of Washington’s efforts … Read more

Russia blocks Facebook, accusing it of restricting access to Russian media

March 4 (Reuters) – Russia is blocking Meta Platforms Inc’s (FB.O) Facebook, the country’s communications regulator said on Friday, in response to what it said were restrictions of access to Russian media on the platform. The regulator, Roskomnadzor, said there had been 26 cases of discrimination against Russian media by Facebook since October 2020, including … Read more

Russian oligarchs’ yachts seized in Europe, others harbouring in Maldives

France impounds yacht it says linked to Rosneft’s Sechin Germany holding yacht owned by oligarch Usmanov -Forbes Other Russian tycoon yachts anchored in Maldives -data Sweeping sanctions target oligarchs, Kremlin interests PARIS, March 2 (Reuters) – France and Germany have seized two superyachts owned by Russian oligarchs, French authorities and Forbes magazine said, hitting Russia’s … Read more