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  • What next? Ukraine's allies divided over Russia endgame

    06/13/2022 8:05:33 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | June 13th, 2022 | John Irish, Andreas Rinke and Humeyra Pamuk
    ARIS/BERLIN/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Is it better to engage with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine or to isolate him? Should Kyiv make concessions to end the war, or would that embolden the Kremlin? Are ramped up sanctions on Russia worth the collateral damage?These are some of the questions testing the international alliance that swiftly rallied around Ukraine in the days after the Russian invasion but that, three months into the war, is straining, officials and diplomats told Reuters.As Western governments grapple with spiralling inflation and energy costs, countries including Italy and Hungary have called for a quick...
  • Musk Threatens to Drop $44 Billion Twitter Deal If Data Is Not Provided

    06/06/2022 8:10:18 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6-6-2022 | material from Reuters and The Associated Press.
    Elon Musk may walk away from his $44 billion deal to acquire Twitter Inc if the social media network fails to provide data on spam and fake accounts, the billionaire warned in a letter to the company Monday. Twitter was in a "clear material breach" of its obligations and that Musk reserves all rights to terminate the merger agreement, said the letter from the Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom law firm representing the Tesla and SpaceX CEO . The letter to Twitter, dated Monday, was included in Twitter a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Earlier in March,...
  • U.S. Senate Republicans block bill to battle white supremacy

    05/26/2022 1:46:59 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Reuters via The Gazette ^ | May 26, 2022 | By David Morgan (D-Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans blocked a bill titled the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act in Congress on Thursday that Democrats view as a response to a white supremacist's killing of 10 Black people this month and a potential gateway to a gun control bill. Two days after another mass killing of 19 young children and two teachers at a Texas school, senators voted 47-47 along party lines, short of the 60 senators required to launch debate, to reject the bill authorizing federal agencies to monitor and report jointly on domestic terrorism within the United States, including incidents related to...
  • Struggling in Ukraine, Russia paves way to sign up over-40s for army

    05/20/2022 6:33:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | May 20, 2022 | By Mark Trevelyan
    LONDON (Reuters) -In a sign of Russia's urgent need to bolster its war effort in Ukraine, parliament said on Friday it would consider a bill to allow Russians over 40 and foreigners over 30 to sign up for the military. The website of the State Duma, parliament's lower house, said the move would enable the military to utilise the skills of older professionals. "For the use of high-precision weapons, the operation of weapons and military equipment, highly professional specialists are needed. Experience shows that they become such by the age of 40–45," it said. Currently, only Russians aged 18-40 and...
  • A Reuters data scientist was fired after writing a paper critical of Black Lives Matter

    05/13/2022 10:33:31 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 13 replies ^ | 5-12-22 | John Sexton
    I’ve written about Zac Kriegman before. He’s a former Director of Data Science for Reuters who was fired after he challenged some of the assumptions behind the claims made by Black Lives Matter proponents. Today, Bari Weiss published Kriegman’s first hand account of how he changed his mind about BLM and what happened when he brought those concerns to his co-workers in the form of a 12,000 word argument posted on an internal discussion board. In 2020, I started to witness the spread of a new ideology inside the company. On our internal collaboration platform, the Hub, people would post...
  • White Thomson Reuters data scientist says he was FIRED by woke bullies for sharing data showing cops kill more unarmed white people than black people and claimed BLM contributed to deaths of thousands

    05/12/2022 1:16:34 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/12/2022 | Bobby Reyes
    A former director of data science at Thomson Reuters said he was fired for sharing research on the company's internal social media platform that showed police killed more unarmed white people than black people and that the Black Lives Matter movement allegedly caused the deaths of thousands. Zac Kriegman, who worked at Thomson Reuters for six years before being fired last summer, claimed he was let go from his $350,000 job because he stood against the company's reporting conventions on BLM in order to dispel what the 'false narrative' that black people were the largest victim of police violence. In...
  • Paraguayan Anti-Mafia Prosecutor Killed in Colombia

    05/10/2022 5:03:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2022
    Marcelo Pecci, a Paraguayan prosecutor known for his work in fighting organized crime, was killed on the Colombian tourism island of Baru on Tuesday, authorities from both countries said. Pecci and his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilera, were on their honeymoon at a resort near the Caribbean city of Cartagena. They had announced Aguilera's pregnancy on Instagram earlier on Tuesday. Aguilera told Paraguayan media the couple were approached by two men on a private beach connected to their hotel before her husband was shot. He had not received threats, she added.
  • Ukraine to halt key Russian gas transit to Europe, blames Moscow

    05/10/2022 4:38:38 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 10, 2022 | Pavel Polityuk and Susanna Twidale
    KYIV/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow of gas through a transit point which it said delivers almost a third of the fuel piped from Russia to Europe through Ukraine, blaming Moscow for the move and saying it would move the flows elsewhere. Ukraine has remained a major transit route for Russian gas to Europe even after Moscow's invasion. GTSOU, which operates Ukraine's gas system, said it would stop shipments via the Sokhranivka route from Wednesday, declaring "force majeure", a clause invoked when a business is hit by something beyond its control. But...
  • U.S. appeals court reinstates Florida voting limits that judge had deemed discriminatory

    05/07/2022 8:27:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2022 | Joseph Ax
    NEW YORK, May 6 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated Florida's new Republican-backed voting restrictions, overruling a judge's decision that several provisions such as limits on ballot drop boxes were racially discriminatory. U.S. Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee had struck down the bulk of the law in March, finding that lawmakers had designed the legislation to be "intentionally discriminatory" against Black voters. He also ordered the state to seek court approval to make any changes to the provisions in question for the next 10 years. But a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • Ethiopians queue up to volunteer for Russia's fight in Ukraine

    04/21/2022 6:51:11 AM PDT · by familyop · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21APR22 | Dawit Endeshaw
    On Tuesday, Reuters reporters saw several hundred men registering with Ethiopian security guards outside the embassy. The guards recorded their names and asked for proof of military service...But many in Ethiopia have voiced solidarity with Russia, which has enjoyed close relations with the Horn of Africa nation since the Soviet era...A man who came out of the embassy and addressed the volunteers in Russian through an interpreter said Russia had enough forces for now, but that they would be contacted when they were needed.
  • Putin says Russia will switch gas sales to roubles for 'unfriendly' countries

    03/23/2022 7:47:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 23, 2022 | by Kirsten Donovan and Alison Williams
    March 23 (Reuters) - Russia plans to switch its gas sales to "unfriendly" countries to roubles, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, responding to a freeze on Russia's assets by foreign nations over events in Ukraine that he said had destroyed Moscow's trust. European countries' dependence on Russian gas and other exports has been thrown into the spotlight since Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine. “Russia will continue, of course, to supply natural gas in accordance with volumes and prices ... fixed in previously concluded contracts," Putin said at a televised meeting with top government ministers. "The...
  • U.S. Republican senators say they will not back new Iran nuclear deal

    03/14/2022 12:09:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | March 14, 2022 | by Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Forty-nine of the 50 Republican U.S. senators said on Monday they will not back an emerging new nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, underscoring their party's opposition to attempts to revive a 2015 accord amid fears talks might collapse. They pledged to do everything in their power to reverse an agreement that does not "completely block" Iran's ability to develop a nuclear weapon, constrain its ballistic missile program and "confront Iran's support for terrorism." Tehran denies it has ever sought atomic bombs. Senator Rand Paul was the only Republican member of the Senate who did not sign...
  • Russia shifts stance on hospital bombing condemned around the world

    03/10/2022 8:42:29 AM PST · by Mariner · 101 replies
    Reuters va Yahoo ^ | March 10th, 2020 | Mark Trevelyan
    LONDON (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday shifted its stance over the bombing of a Ukrainian hospital in the city of Mariupol, with a mix of statements that veered between aggressive denials and a call by the Kremlin to establish clear facts.Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy said three people including a child had been killed in the bombing on Wednesday, and rejected Russian assertions there had been no patients there."Like always, they lie confidently," said Zelenskiy, who has accused Moscow of waging genocide in the war it launched two weeks ago.In the face of worldwide condemnation there were rare signs of inconsistency...
  • The Ukraine war pictures Vladimir Putin doesn't want Russians to see – and why

    03/04/2022 6:13:12 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 104 replies ^ | 4 Mar 2022 | Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz
    According to a Norwegian International Affairs researcher, the images people in Russia are being shown by the official media are far from the brutal reality of the Ukraine war. Russian president Vladimir Putin is reportedly painting a completely different picture of his ongoing invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. For people only consuming Russian media, it comes across as there being an ongoing "special military operation" in Ukraine, which has the aim of protecting the people of East Ukraine against the so-called nationalistic government in Kyiv. Russian state television aired a short statement by Putin last week, where he described Ukrainian president...
  • Biden's New York visit a counter-punch to Republican crime jabs

    02/03/2022 11:04:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 3, 2022 | by James Oliphant and Trevor Hunnicutt
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's meeting with New York Mayor Eric Adams on Thursday to discuss combating escalating gun crime signals Democrats want to send a message that they will not cede the issue of public safety to Republicans this election year. Republicans contend that a pandemic-era spike in homicides and gun crimes in urban areas across the nation is tied to Democratic backing for the “defund the police” movement that arose out of the racial justice protests of 2020. With U.S. voters ranking crime among their top concerns and support for Biden eroding in the suburbs, a Biden...
  • Reuters Runs a Story About Ivermectin 'Anti-Viral Effect' Against COVID

    02/01/2022 9:54:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/01/2022 | Nick Arama
    Joe Rogan said something interesting in his Instagram post the other day when he was responding to the Spotify controversy about his podcasts. He talked about his view on the media attacking him for “misinformation.”“The problem I have with the term misinformation – especially today – is that many of the things that we thought of as misinformation just a short while ago are now accepted as fact, like for instance, if you said eight months ago, you can still catch COVID, and you can still spread COVID, you’d be removed from social media. They would ban you from certain...
  • Reuters ‘Fact Check’ Shields Pfizer CEO, Fails to Disclose Reuters Chairman Is on Pfizer Board

    01/14/2022 1:54:51 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 1/14/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    Reuters rushed to spin Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla’s recent comments on his company’s vaccine in a so-called “Fact Check” and failed to disclose that a senior executive in the Reuters apparatus happens to sit on Pfizer’s board of directors. Reuters attempted to fact-check a video circulating of Bourla on Yahoo! Finance on the efficacy of his vaccine against the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Bourla made a revealing statement that “two doses of the vaccine offer very limited protection, if any. The three doses with the booster — they offer reasonable protection against hospitalizations and deaths,” but “less protection against infection.” Reuters...
  • The Price of Dissent: A Reuters data scientist questioned the Black Lives Matter narrative—so the company fired him.

    01/05/2022 7:42:05 PM PST · by karpov · 49 replies
    City Journal ^ | January 5, 2022 | Christopher F. Rufo
    Zac Kriegman had the ideal résumé for the professional-managerial class: a bachelors in economics from Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard and years of experience with high-tech startups, a white-shoe law firm, and an econometrics research consultancy. He then spent six years at Thomson Reuters Corporation, the international media conglomerate, spearheading the company’s efforts on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced software engineering. By the beginning of 2020, Kriegman had assumed the title of Director of Data Science and was leading a team tasked with implementing deep learning throughout the organization. But within a few months, this would all collapse....
  • The photo that helped define the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

    01/04/2022 7:25:12 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 26 replies
    Reuters (Rooters Propaganda Service) ^ | December 30, 2021 | BEN KELLERMAN
    Reuters photographer Leah Millis was covering a rally for then-President Donald Trump on Jan. 6, 2021 when she received a text from her colleague Tom Brenner at 1:06 p.m.Four chaotic hours later, she captured the exact moment a flash-bang grenade, fired by law enforcement to disperse protesters, illuminated the Capitol steps, throwing tear-gas smoke into sharp relief and casting a shadow of the American flag onto the iconic dome. The image reverberated across the United States and abroad in 2021. Media outlets and Congress have used it to emphasize the gravity of the day and to illustrate a symbol of...
  • Reuters Fact Check-: Omicron does not have a 100% survival rate, as posts online claim

    12/29/2021 6:57:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/22/2021 | Reuters Fact Check
    Contrary to online claims, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 does not have a 100% survival rate, as some social media users suggest. The variant identified by the World Health Organization as a variant of concern on November 26, 2021, has been a contributing factor in worldwide deaths. A misleading statement published to Facebook, which reads: “The survival rate for Omicron currently is 100%! You’re statistically more likely to die from literally anything else” is viewable here Similar posts are visible here and here . According to the guidance (here ) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public...