Chinese military ship docks in Sri Lanka port despite Indian concerns

Chinese military research vessel Yuan Wang 5 arrives at Hambantota International Port in Hambantota, Sri Lanka, Aug. 16, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COLOMBO, Aug. 16 (Reuters) – A Chinese military research vessel docked at the Chinese-built port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka on Tuesday after being delayed for … 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

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, ‘India’s Warren Buffet’, dies aged 62

MUMBAI, Aug. 14 (Reuters) – India stock investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, named Warren Buffett with an estimated net worth of $6 billion, died early Sunday at age 62, his family said. Jhunjhunwala, a chartered accountant by profession from the desert state of Rajasthan, began dabbling in stocks while studying and then ran a stock trading company, … Read more

US says India hid Russian origin of fuel shipped to US, India’s central banker says

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deputy governor Michael Debabrata Patra arrives at a press conference following a monetary policy review in Mumbai, India Feb. 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW DELHI, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – The United States has expressed concern to India that it was being … Read more

Russia could buy yuan, rupees and Turkish lira for rainy day fund, central bank says

National flag flies over the headquarters of the Russian Central Bank in Moscow, Russia, May 27, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine MOSCOW, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Russia is considering buying the … Read more

Exclusive: Europe looks to Musk’s SpaceX to bridge launch gap created by tensions in Russia

PARIS, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – The European Space Agency (ESA) has entered preliminary technical talks with Elon Musk’s SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launch vehicles after the conflict in Ukraine blocked Western access to Russian Soyuz missiles. The privately held US competitor to Europe’s Arianespace has emerged as a key … Read more

Birmingham gives Games a smashing farewell and new relevance

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 8 (Reuters) – The Birmingham Commonwealth Games peaked on Monday by celebrating 11 days of immersive competition and returning the multi-sport event to Australia in 2026 with new relevance and purpose. Birmingham certainly had reason to celebrate, as it came to the rescue of the Games at short notice after Durban, South … Read more

Thompson-Herah and Kiplimo complete gold double to lighten Games

BIRMINGHAM, England, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah ran to victory in the 200m and Ugandan Jacob Kiplimo held onto the men’s win in the 5,000m to complete Saturday’s contrasting gold doubles the Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium. After taking gold in the 100m on Wednesday, Thompson-Herah made it look easy again … Read more

Kabul bombing leaves eight dead, more than 20 injured

KABUL, Aug. 6 (Reuters) – A bomb explosion on a busy shopping street in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Saturday killed at least eight people and injured 22, hospital officials and witnesses said. The bomb exploded in a western neighborhood of the city where members of the Shia Muslim community’s minority meet regularly. Islamic State, … Read more

ASEAN warns of risk of ‘miscalculation’ in Taiwan, ready to aid dialogue

PHNOM PENH, Aug. 4 (Reuters) – The ASEAN regional bloc in Southeast Asia warned on Thursday of a risk that volatility caused by tensions in the Taiwan Strait could lead to “miscalculations, serious clashes, open conflict and unpredictable consequences between major powers”. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations made the remarks in a statement from … Read more