UK inflation above 10%, highest since 1982

CPI rate rises to 10.1% in July from 9.4% in June Inflation was last higher in February 1982 Economists expect BoE to raise interest rates again next month Signs of some relief from price pressure for factories LONDON, Aug. 17 (Reuters) – UK consumer price inflation rose to 10.1% in July, its highest level since … Read more

Musk’s tweets about buying Manchester United are no joke for tired fans

Aug 17 (Reuters) – After seeing eight coaches come and go in less than 10 years, Manchester United fans know their false dawn. Wednesday shed another light on the struggle at the giant football club: Elon Musk said he bought it — then said it was all a joke. Musk, the world’s richest person, said … Read more

Stocks fall, oil slumps on recession fears

Pedestrians wait to cross a road at an intersection near a giant display of stock indexes in Shanghai, China, August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – Asian markets struggled for direction on Tuesday, weighted by concerns over global growth after weak Chinese data … Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Ukraine says it targets Russians firing at or from nuclear power plant

A view shows the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant during the Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhya region, Ukraine, Aug. 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine targets Russian soldiers firing at an occupied nuclear power plant in the … Read more