Novelist Salman Rushdie on fan after stabbing in New York

NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him over his writing, has been stabbed in the neck and chest on stage at a conference in New York state on Friday and airlifted to hospital, police said. After hours of surgery, … Read more

Forest fires burn, farmers struggle as another heatwave bakes Western Europe

A “monster” fire consumes nearly 7,000 hectares in France ESA chief calls for action to tackle climate change Swiss army airlifts water to cows in mountain pastures Gig economy workers denounce labor rights as temperatures soar HOSTENS, France, Aug 11 (Reuters) – European nations sent fire crews to help France tackle a “monster” wildfire on … Read more

Ukraine announces 11 dead overnight, Britain reports new Russian force

Ukraine announces 11 dead in central Dnipropetrovsk region Britain says almost certain of new Russian ground force Explosions at a Russian military base in Crimea Fears of a bombardment near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Victims of mass burials shot and tortured, says Ukraine Aug 10 (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed 11 people in Ukraine’s … Read more

Oil rises as Russian pipeline shutdown reignites supply fears

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

EU proposes ‘final’ text to resuscitate Iran nuclear deal

A general view shows the Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks are taking place with Iran in Vienna, Austria, August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Lisa Leutner Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI/WASHINGTON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Union said on Monday it had tabled “final” text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear … Read more

US to send Ukraine $5.5 billion in new budget and military aid

The national flags of Ukraine and the United States fly in the grounds of a police training base outside kyiv, Ukraine May 6, 2016. Picture taken May 6, 2016. REUTERS/ Valentin Ogirenko Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 8 (Reuters) – The United States will send an additional $5.5 billion in … Read more

UN chief calls for international access to Ukrainian nuclear power plant after new attack

Kyiv and Moscow blame the Zaporizhzhia plant UN’s Guterres: Any attack on nuclear power plant is ‘suicidal’ Two Ukrainian grain ships leave ports, 12 since last week Aug 8 (Reuters) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres demanded on Monday that international inspectors be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant after Ukraine and Russia swapped … Read more

Ukrainian power station bombed again, Zelenskiy attacks Russian “nuclear terror”

Kyiv and Moscow are responsible for visits to the Zaporizhzhia site Four ships carrying Ukrainian food leave Black Sea ports Amnesty apologizes for accusing Ukraine of endangering civilians Aug 7 (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Sunday that fresh Russian bombardment damaged three radiation sensors and injured a worker at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, in the … Read more

Hiroshima prays for peace, fears new arms race on anniversary of atomic bombing

TOKYO, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Bells rang in Hiroshima on Saturday as the city marked the 77th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing. Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, and soon after Russian President Vladimir Putin indirectly raised the possibility of a nuclear strike. The conflict has also heightened concerns about the safety of … Read more

Ukraine wants safe passage agreement for shipments to extend beyond grain

Three grain ships leave Ukrainian ports First ship to arrive in Ukraine since the start of the war Fighting in the East is ‘hell’, says Zelenskiy NATO chief warns Putin must not be allowed to win ISTANBUL/Kyiv, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Three grain ships left Ukrainian ports on Friday under a safe passage agreement as … Read more