Iran says Rushdie and supporters are responsible for attack

Do not blame Tehran, Foreign Ministry spokesman says Says novelist ‘crossing red lines’ for Muslims Rushdie stabbed multiple times on Friday Attack condemned by writers, politicians around the world DUBAI, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Monday that no one had the right to make accusations against Tehran over Friday’s attack on … Read more

UK is first to approve Omicron COVID shot with Moderna nod

A nurse prepares a dose of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Glangwili General Hospital in Carmarthen, Wales, UK April 7, 2021. Jacob King/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register UK JCVI supports use of bivalent shot in autumn booster campaign Moderna sees approvals soon for Australia, Canada and … Read more

Putin ignores setbacks in Ukraine and praises ‘superior’ Russian arms exports

Putin insists Russian technology is years ahead of rivals Ukraine performance undermines boast, military analysts say India and China lead list of Russian weapons buyers LONDON, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Russia was ready to sell advanced weapons to allies worldwide and cooperate in developing military technology, nearly six … Read more

South Africa’s ‘quiet revolution’ as those with cash go solar

Power crisis drives South Africans to solar PV Cost barrier widens the gap between rich and poor Not selling back to the net a missed opportunity JOHANNESBURG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Thanks to his solar panels on the roof, Pierre Moureau only notices the blackouts that regularly plunge South Africans into darkness when complaints surface … Read more

As the Fed warns of turbulence ahead, markets are taking off their seat belts

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s aggressive message on inflation quickly registered in US housing markets this summer as mortgage rates skyrocketed and home sales slowed. But that was the only prominent and expected adjustment in an economy that has faced the most aggressive shift in monetary policy from the US central bank … Read more

China boosts fuel exports in August, but shipments drop to 7-year low in 2022

A pumpjack is seen at the Sinopec-operated Shengli oil field in Dongying, China’s Shandong province, 12 January 2017. Photo taken on January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Chen Aizhu/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Shipments of diesel, petrol and jet fuel drop by 30%-40% from 2021 August diesel exports to top 1 million … Read more

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

UN chartered ship in Ukraine ready for trip to Africa

YUZHNE, Ukraine, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – The United Nations-chartered ship Brave Commander will depart from Ukraine for Africa in the coming days after it finishes loading more than 23,000 tons of wheat at the Ukrainian port of Pivdennyi, said a UN official. The ship, which has arrived in port near Odessa, will sail to Ethiopia … Read more

Ukraine targets Russian soldiers threatening Europe’s largest nuclear power plant

Russians Threatening Zaporizhzhya Are “Special Targets” G7 countries call on Moscow to withdraw troops from factory Fear of Nuclear Disasters Unless the Fighting Stops Russia warns it could sever bilateral ties with the United States More grain ships depart from Ukraine KYIV, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers shooting at Europe’s largest nuclear … Read more

Drought in England, fires rage in France as heat wave continues

Firefighters from all over Europe help France with monster fire Drought officially declared in parts of England Europe hit by successive heat waves SAINT-MAGNE, France, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Firefighters from across Europe came to the rescue for France on Friday to fight a massive bushfire, while fires also raged in Portugal and parts of … Read more