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

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

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v. Wade election test

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v.  Wade election test

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected an effort to remove abortion protections from the state’s constitution, a resounding win for the abortion rights movement in the first statewide electoral test since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The amendment’s failure in the conservative state lifted Democrats’ hopes that the issue … Read more

Chinese warplanes buzz line dividing Taiwan Strait before expected Pelosi visit – source

Chinese warplanes buzz line dividing Taiwan Strait before expected Pelosi visit - source

TAIPEI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was expected to arrive in Taipei later on Tuesday, people briefed on the matter said, as several Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line dividing the Taiwan Strait, a source told Reuters. China has repeatedly warned against Pelosi going to Taiwan, which … Read more

US says Russia using ‘nuclear shield’ in Ukraine, risks terrible accident

US says Russia using 'nuclear shield' in Ukraine, risks terrible accident

US says Russia using “nuclear shield” First grain ship leaves Ukraine Ukraine says 22,000 Russian troops ready southern advance Foreign fighters enter Luhansk, says governor Ukraine says recaptures 50 towns in Kherson UNITED NATIONS/KYIV, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The United States has accused Russia of using Ukraine’s biggest nuclear power plant as a “nuclear shield” … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

First Ukraine grain ship set to sail; grain tycoon killed in Russia strike

First Ukraine grain ship set to sail;  grain tycoon killed in Russia strike

First Ukraine grain ship bound for Lebanon Turkey says more ships to follow Russian missiles pound port of Mykolaiv Ukraine grain tycoon Oleksiy Vadatursky killed in Mykolaiv Putin’s maritime ambitions include Black Sea, Arctic KYIV, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The first ship to set sail from Ukraine with grain exports since the beginning of the … Read more