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

South Korea’s Yoon pardons Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee to counter ‘economic crisis’

Samsung heir served 18 months in prison for bribery Businessmen have been convicted in the scandal that killed a president S. Korea says leaders must help overcome economic crisis Samsung may increase investment with Lee pardoned – analysts SEOUL, Aug 12 (Reuters) – South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has pardoned Samsung Electronics (005930.KS) On Friday, … Read more

Strikes at Ukrainian nuclear power plant prompt UN to call for demilitarized zone

Russian ambassador warns of ‘nuclear disaster’ Zelenskiy asks Russia to return its factory to Ukraine Satellite images show damage to Russian air base in Crimea KYIV/NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Russia and Ukraine have accused each other of bombing Europe’s biggest nuclear power plant, heightening fears of a disaster as the UN chief has … Read more

Shock, shame among some Muslims as Afghan charged with New Mexico killings

Attendees of an interfaith memorial ceremony enter the Islamic Center of New Mexico mosque to commemorate four slain Muslim men, hours after police said they arrested a prime suspect in the murders, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, States United, August 9, 2022. REUTERS / Andrew Hay Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ALBUQUERQUE, … Read more

Trump refuses to answer questions from New York attorney general’s inquiry

Trump denies wrongdoing, again says he faces ‘witch hunt’ New York Attorney General’s Office Says Investigation Continues The deposition came two days after the FBI raided Trump’s home NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he declined to answer questions during an appearance before the New York State … 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

Trump solicits donations after FBI raid of his Mar-a-Lago home

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to turn news that the FBI had raided his Florida estate to his advantage, citing the investigation in text messages and emails seeking political donations from his supporters. The unprecedented search marked a significant escalation in the federal investigation into whether Trump … Read more

Five injured as explosions rock Russian air base in annexed Crimea

This content was produced in Russia, where the law limits coverage of Russian military operations in Ukraine. MOSCOW, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Explosions rocked a Russian air base near resorts on the annexed Crimean peninsula on Thursday, injuring five people according to local authorities, which Moscow attributed to detonations in ordnance stories. Local witnesses told … Read more

FBI searches Trump’s Florida home as part of presidential records investigation

PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug 8 (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump said FBI agents raided his Mar-a-Lago estate on Monday and broke into his safe, which his son admitted as part of an investigation into Trump’s impeachment from the official presidency. White House records at his Florida compound. The unprecedented search of a former president’s … 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