Elon Musk says he was joking about buying Manchester United

Elon Musk says he was joking about buying Manchester United

Aug 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, said early on Wednesday that he was joking when he tweeted hours previously that he was going to buy currently struggling English football club Manchester United Plc (MANU.N). “No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams,” Musk posted when … Read more

US actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

US actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support 9 days after car crash

Aug 14 (Reuters) – American actor Anne Heche will be taken off life support on Sunday, nine days after suffering severe injuries in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs, a spokesperson said. Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, though still with a heartbeat, and … 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

US lawmaker Walorski, two staffers die in Indiana car crash

US lawmaker Walorski, two staffers die in Indiana car crash

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – US Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and two members of her staff died on Wednesday when the vehicle they were traveling in collided head-on with a car that veered into their lane, police in Indiana and her office said. Walorski, 58, a Republican who represented Indiana’s 2nd congressional district in the US … Read more

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

July 29 (Reuters) – The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for US bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. The bankruptcy filing by the InfoWars parent, … Read more

India blocks Krafton’s game under law it has used to ban China apps-source

Myanmar executes four democracy activists, drawing condemnation

NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) – India blocked a popular battle-royale format game from Krafton Inc (259960.KS), a South Korean company backed by China’s Tencent (0700.HK), using a law it has invoked since 2020 to ban Chinese apps on national security concerns, a source said. Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) was removed from Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) … Read more

Wall St ends up sharply for 2nd day; Amazon.com, Apple jump after hours

Wall Street closes sharply higher on strong corporate earnings

US economy contracts in the second quarter Meta Platforms revenue drops for first time Ford shares gain after results Indexes: Dow up 1%, S&P 500 up 1.2%, Nasdaq up 1.1% NEW YORK, July 28 (Reuters) – US stocks on Thursday rallied for a second day, with all three major indexes ending up more than 1% … Read more

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and … Read more

Indexes end sharply lower as Walmart profit warning spooks investors

Wall Street closes lower as ad tech, social media stocks drop

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, July 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Walmart cuts profit forecast; news hits retailers McDonald’s up as sales, profit top estimates Coca-Cola up on forecast raise NEW YORK, July 26 (Reuters) … Read more