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

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

Americans donate body armor, ammunition for Ukraine

One of the first pieces of body armor Texas marketing executive Bret Starr is shipping to colleagues in Lviv, Ukraine, who have asked for helmets and bullet proof vests as they plan to defend their country from Russia’s invasion, is seen in this handout picture taken March 6, 2022. Bret Starr/Handout via REUTERS Register now … 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

U.S. working to secure release of basketball star detained by Russia

Brittney Griner of the United States gestures during a game against Australia at Saitama Super Arena in their Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s basketball quarterfinal game in Saitama, Japan August 4, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) – Diplomats were working to ensure the release of … 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

Underground U.S. groups funnel fighters, medics to Ukraine

Members of the Territorial Defense Forces and volunteers place anti-tank obstacles at a checkpoint, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, at the Independence Square in central Kyiv, Ukraine March 3, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 4 (Reuters) – A former US military … Read more

Americans, Canadians answer Ukraine call for foreign fighters

An Ukrainian national flag flutters as people walk on a street in Lviv, Ukraine February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 28 (Reuters) – A Texas software developer and a cook in British Columbia are among dozens of Americans and Canadians answering Ukraine’s call for foreign volunteers … Read more

Trump-linked SPAC’s shares surge as Truth Social app tops Apple downloads

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Shares of Digital World Acquisition Corp (DWAC.O), the blank-check company behind former US President Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, rose about 14% on Tuesday as the app topped downloads on Apple’s App Store after its launch late on Sunday. Truth Social was downloaded 170,000 times since its launch, … Read more

Queen’s COVID diagnosis caps shocking week for British royals

Queen Elizabeth, 95, has tested positive for COVID-19 Sons Andrew and Charles embroiled in scandals Celebrations this year to mark 70 years on throne WINDSOR, England, Feb 21 (Reuters) – After the shame of Prince Andrew’s U.S. sex abuse lawsuit and Prince Charles embroilment in a cash for honours scandal, Queen Elizabeth catching COVID-19 has … Read more