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

Kenya’s Ruto: from village chicken seller to president

SAMBUT, Kenya, Aug. 15 (Reuters) – In the rolling red hills outside the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, residents remember William Ruto as a barefoot schoolboy who sold chickens at a roadside stall. Even then, he possessed a fierce intelligence, they recalled, as they welcomed his ascent to his country’s presidency on Monday with a … 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

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 upstate New York on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then Supreme Leader summoned him to be killed, is off ventilator and his health is bad. improve, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He is off … 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

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

Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding Invests in Russian Energy Companies

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Holding (4280.SE) invested between February 22 and March 22 in Russian energy groups Gazprom (GAZP.MM), Rosneft (ROSN.MM) and Lukoil (LKOH.MM), on Twitter on Sunday. Many Western countries have imposed sanctions on Russian energy companies and their executives following the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Kingdom Holding’s … Read more

Ruto wins presidential election in Kenya as tempers flare

NAIROBI, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – Kenya’s vice president William Ruto has taken a lead in a tight presidential race, according to official results reported by Kenyan media on Sunday, as more riot police were deployed at the National Election Observatory after skirmishes and accusations by party agents. The spat underscored ragged tempers and high tensions … 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 catastrophe 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