Explainer: Why has polio been found in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

Explainer: Why has polio been found in London, New York and Jerusalem, and how dangerous is it?

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Polio, a deadly disease that used to paralyze tens of thousands of children every year, is spreading in London, New York and Jerusalem for the first time in decades, spurring catch-up vaccination campaigns. read more DREADED DISEASE Polio terrified parents around the world for the first half of the 20th … Read more

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

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

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

Disney tops Netflix on streaming subscribers, sets higher prices

A smartphone screen showing the “Disney+” logo is seen in front of the words “streaming service” in this illustration taken March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) edged past Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) with a total of 221 million … Read more

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

In S. Korea, Pelosi avoids public comments on Taiwan, China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After infuriating China over her trip to Taiwan, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put South Korean political leaders in Seoul on Thursday but avoided making direct public comments on cross-Strait relations that could have further increased regional tensions. Pelosi, the first incumbent House speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years, … Read more

China’s forces encircle Taiwan as live fire drills begin

China's forces encircle Taiwan as live fire drills begin

The Chinese military’s Eastern Theater Command said it conducted long-range, live-fire training in the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, state broadcaster CCTV reported. Earlier in the day, Chinese state media said that exercises to simulate an air and sea “blockade” around Taiwan had started Wednesday, but offered little solid evidence to back up the claim. The … Read more

China begins ‘illegitimate, irresponsible’ live-fire military drills – Taiwan

China begins 'illegitimate, irresponsible' live-fire military drills - Taiwan

Chinese military exercises, involving live-fire, begin Suspected drones fly over outlying Taiwanese islands Taiwan says several government websites hacked China says it’s an internal affair TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China launched unprecedented live-fire military drills in six areas that ring Taiwan on Thursday, a day after a visit by US House of Representatives Speaker … Read more

Ukrainian grain ship heads through safe waters, but economy is still in doldrums

Ukrainian grain ship heads through safe waters, but economy is still in doldrums

Grain-carrying ship from Ukraine inspected in Turkey Ship, headed for Lebanon, transits Bosphorus Shipment is first of kind to leave Ukraine in wartime But Ukrainian leader says much more is needed Kyiv urgently needs to ship 10 mln tons to cut deficit KYIV/ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskiy dismissed the importance of … Read more

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

Pelosi pledges solidarity with Taiwan as China holds military drills, vents anger

TAIPEI, Aug 3 (Reuters) – China furiously condemned the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in 25 years as House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi hailed the self-ruled island as “one of the freest societies in the world” and pledged American solidarity . Beijing demonstrated its anger with Pelosi’s presence on an island that it says … Read more

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief was killed by US strike

Images show Kabul house where al Qaeda chief was killed by US strike

CNN — CNN has identified the house in Kabul, Afghanistan – a so-called “poppy palace” surrounded by the homes of druglords and warmongers – that was hit by a Hellfire missile drone strike that killed al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in the early hours of Sunday morning. The identification was made by geolocating and verifying … Read more

US targets Chinese, UAE firms in new Iran oil sanctions

US targets Chinese, UAE firms in new Iran oil sanctions

Model of petrol pump is seen in front of US and Iran flag colors in this illustration taken March 25, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Chinese and other firms it said helped to sell tens … Read more