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Exclusive: After revamping Venezuela’s smallest oil refinery, Iran to fix the largest

Fishing boats are moored down the coast from the Paraguana Refining Center (CRP) following a crude spill in September from a pipeline that connects production areas with the state-run PDVSA’s largest refinery, in Punta Cardon, Venezuela October 2, 2021. Picture taken October 2, 2021. REUTERS / Leonardo Fernandez Viloria Register now for FREE unlimited access …

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Google ‘private browsing’ mode is not really private, Texas lawsuit says

WASHINGTON, May 19 (Reuters) – The Google search engine collects data on users who think they can be anonymous if they use a “private browsing” mode, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton claimed on Thursday, filing an amended privacy lawsuit against the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit. Texas, Indiana, Washington State and the District of Columbia filed …

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Samsung leader Lee excused from trial hearing as Biden to tour S.Korea chip plant

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman, Jay Y. Lee, leaves the Seoul high court in Seoul, South Korea, October 25, 2019. REUTERS / Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, May 20 (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee has been excused from attending an accounting fraud trial hearing on …

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EXCLUSIVE Malaysia’s biggest telcos seek majority stake in 5G agency – document

People use their mobile phones at a university in Semenyih, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 3, 2017. REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Four telcos seek at least 51% of 5G agency DNB – letter to govt Telcos say majority shareholding ‘most viable’ for agreement Telcos want review …

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EXCLUSIVE TikTok plans big push into gaming, conducting tests in Vietnam -sources

TikTok app is seen on a smartphone in this illustration taken, July 13, 2021. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG / HANOI, May 19 (Reuters) – TikTok has been conducting tests so users can play games on its video-sharing app in …

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Ukraine President Zelenskiy’s life story told in new comic book

May 18 (Reuters) – Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s life story – from comedian to war-time leader – has been given the graphic novel treatment in TidalWave Comics’ latest biography, “Political Power: Volodymyr Zelenskyy.” The 22-page glossy, released on Wednesday, tells the story of how Zelenskiy, who once played a fictional president in a TV show, …

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US agency opens probe into fatal Tesla crash that killed three

A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York, US, April 29, 2016. REUTERS / Lucas Jackson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 18 (Reuters) – A special crash investigation has been opened into a fatal Tesla crash this month in California …

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Johnny Depp’s attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

May 16 (Reuters) – Attorneys for actor Johnny Depp began their questioning of Amber Heard in the couple’s defamation trial on Monday and challenged the “Aquaman” star’s claims that she suffered physical abuse before and during their brief marriage. Depp’s attorneys introduced photographs of Heard making public appearances on red carpets and “The James Corden …

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Shanghai aims for June 1 return to normal as COVID lockdown batters economy

Shanghai aims to lift COVID lockdown on June 1 City’s residents frustrated with shifting schedules China’s retail sales, industrial output plunge in April SHANGHAI / BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) – Shanghai set out plans on Monday for the end of a painful COVID-19 lockdown that has lasted more than six weeks, heavily bruising China’s economy, …

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Musk shelves $ 44-billion Twitter deal ‘temporarily’, shares slump

May 13 (Reuters) – Elon Musk put his $ 44-billion deal for Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) “temporarily on hold” on Friday while he awaits data on the proportion of its fake accounts, sending shares in the social media platform plunging . Twitter shares fell 17.7% to $ 37.10 in premarket trading, their lowest level since Musk …

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