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

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

Spain festival stage collapse: one dead, dozens injured

MADRID, Aug. 13 (Reuters) – One person was killed and dozens injured when high winds caused part of the main stage to collapse at a dance music festival near the Spanish city of Valencia in the early hours of Saturday, regional emergency services said. Other infrastructure was also damaged when wind gusts hit the Medusa … 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

Five Chinese state-owned companies are delisting from NYSE

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG, Aug. 12 (Reuters) – Five Chinese state-owned companies, including China Life Insurance (601628.SS) and oil giant Sinopec (600028.SS) said Friday they would delist the New York stock exchange amid heightened diplomatic and economic tensions with the United States. The companies, which also include Aluminum Corporation of China (Chalco) (601600.SS), PetroChina (601857.SS) and Sinopec … Read more