Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun’, says officer

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was stabbed repeatedly during a public appearance in New York state on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then Supreme Leader summoned him to kill him, is off a ventilator and his health is bad. improve, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He is … Read more

American actor Anne Heche is taken off the ventilator 9 days after car accident

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off a ventilator on Sunday, nine days after she suffered serious injuries in a fiery car accident after a compatible person took delivery of her donated organs, a spokesman said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, although still with a heartbeat, and … Read more

Scottish police investigate threat to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, UK – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stands before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Scottish police said Sunday they were investigating a report of … Read more

Five Chinese SOEs to Leave NYSE Amid Tensions in US

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) and China Life Insurance (601628.SS), said Friday they would delist the New York stock exchange. amid economic and diplomatic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and Sinopec Shanghai … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon Pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to Fight ‘Economic Crisis’

Samsung scion spent 18 months in prison for bribery S.Korea says leaders needed to help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee grace – analysts SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol on Friday pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, with the South Korean Ministry of Justice … Read more

The gaming industry’s fortunes are fading as spending pressures follow a pandemic

Aug 10 (Reuters) – Gaming companies are facing a slowdown in video game demand from pandemic highs, casting doubt on their ability to weather an economic downturn. Rising prices and a lack of hit titles have compounded problems for video game publishers Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O) and Electronic Arts (EA.O) who are also dealing with … Read more

Blockchain-Based Gaming Platform Lysto Raises $12 Million in Pre-Series A Round

Credit: 123RF.com Lysto, a platform that aims to bring gamers and their credentials on-chain, said Wednesday that it has raised $12 million (Rs 95.5 crore) in its pre-Series A funding round from a group of investors including Square Peg, Beenext, Hashed, Tiger Global and Better Capital. The funding round saw participation from angel investors such … Read more

Roblox slips as bookings raise concerns over gaming slowdown

A child looks back at a banner for Roblox, displayed on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, USA, March 10, 2021 to celebrate the company’s IPO. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Roblox Corp (RBLX.N) missed estimates for quarterly bookings … Read more

Explainer: what’s next for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones?

Aug. 5 (Reuters) – A jury in Austin, Texas, ruled Friday that American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a child who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in $45.2 million in damages for the murder. falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax. in addition to $4.1 million in compensatory damages. … Read more

Greek intelligence chief resigns over wiretapping allegations

ATHENS, Aug. 5 (Reuters) – The head of the Greek intelligence service resigned on Friday after increased scrutiny of the agency’s surveillance practices, including an allegation by an opposition party leader that he had been wiretapped in 2021. Panagiotis Kontoleon, head of EYP intelligence, tendered his resignation “after faulty actions found during legal wiretapping,” according … Read more