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

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

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

Nationalize lamp (don’t save)

Private energy company Bulb collapsed in November 2021 and the government plans to spend £2.2bn to keep it afloat – the state’s largest bailout since the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2008. Apparently the government is “desperate to strike a deal” to get Bulb back into the private sector – currently considering giving another £1bn … 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

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

Polio virus spreads in London, UK health service launches booster campaign for children

The UK is launching a polio vaccine booster campaign for children under 10 in London after confirming that the virus is spreading in the capital for the first time since the 1980s. Most important points: Authorities identified 116 polio viruses from 19 London sewer samples this year No cases have been identified yet, but health … Read more

Oil dips lower as halted Russian pipeline flows appear temporary, demand fears mount

Sticker reads crude oil on the side of a storage tank in the Permian Basin in Mentone, Loving County, Texas, US Nov. 22, 2019. REUTERS/Angus Mordant Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia’s oil exports halted via southern leg of Druzhba . pipeline EU proposes ‘final’ text to revive Iran nuclear deal … Read more

Exclusive: Bank of England likely to have to raise rates again, says Ramsden

Bank of England Vice Governor Dave Ramsden sits for a portrait during a Reuters interview, at the Bank of England, London, UK, Aug. 8, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug. 9 (Reuters) – The Bank of England will likely need to raise interest rates further from the … 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