EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters … Read more

Taser maker halts drone project; most of its ethics panel resigns

The headquarters for Axon Enterprise Inc, formerly Taser International, is seen in Scottsdale, Aizona, US, May 17, 2017. Picture taken May 17, 2017. To match Special Report USA-TASER/EXPERTS REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 5 (Reuters) – Taser-maker Axon Enterprise Inc (AXON.O) said on Sunday it was halting work … Read more

Exclusive: Biden expected to sign new $100 million weapons package for Ukraine, officials say

US President Joe Biden enters the Rose Garden during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, US, March 29, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden is expected to sign a new weapons package worth at least $100 million for Ukraine … Read more

Exclusive: After pandemic drop, Canada’s detention of immigrants rises again

Two closed Canadian border checkpoints are seen after it was announced that the border would close to “non-essential traffic” to combat the spread of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the US-Canada border crossing at the Thousand Islands Bridge in Lansdowne , Ontario, Canada March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Alex Filipe//File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access … Read more

Chinese carrier sails through Taiwan Strait hours before Biden-Xi call

Chess pieces are seen in front of displayed China and Taiwan’s flags in this illustration taken January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TAIPEI, March 18 (Reuters) – A Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Friday, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said, just hours before … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Washington pins easing of Venezuela sanctions on direct oil supply to US-sources

An oil pumpjack painted with the colors of the Venezuelan flag is seen in Lagunillas, Venezuela January 29, 2019. REUTERS/Isaac Urrutia Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HOUSTON/WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – US officials have demanded Venezuela supply at least a portion of oil exports to the United States as part of … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Russian firms rush to open Chinese bank accounts as sanctions bite – sources

Coins and banknotes of China’s yuan are seen in this illustration picture taken February 24, 2022. REUTERS/Florence Lo/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, March 3 (Reuters) – The Moscow branch of a Chinese state bank has seen a surge in inquiries from Russian firms wanting to open new accounts, … Read more

Amazon to shut bookstores, some other physical shops in turning point

People walk past an Amazon Books retail store in New York City, US, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 2 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc said on Wednesday it plans to close all 68 of its brick-and-mortar bookstores, pop ups and shops carrying toys and home goods … Read more