France halts spread of “monster” wildfire, reopens highway

A view shows trees and vegetation burned by a major fire in Hostens, as wildfires continue to spread in the Gironde region of southwestern France, August 12, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Firefighters have managed to halt the spread of a “monster” blaze … Read more

Scotland’s police investigate threat made to JK Rowling after Rushdie tweet

Rugby Union – Six Nations Championship – Scotland vs England – BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, Britain – February 24, 2018 Author JK Rowling in the stand before the match REUTERS/Russell Cheyne Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Scotland’s police said on Sunday they are investigating a report … Read more

Putin’s war sets Russian economy back 4 years in single quarter | Russia-Ukraine war News

A wave of international sanctions after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted Russia’s trade and threw various of its industries into paralysis. By Bloomberg NewsBloomberg Published On 12 Aug 2022Aug 12, 2022 President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine set Russia’s economy back four years in the first full quarter after the attack, putting it on track … Read more

Salman Rushdie still hospitalized as attack suspect pleads not guilty

Aug 13 (Reuters) – Acclaimed author Salman Rushdie remained hospitalized on Saturday with serious injuries a day after he was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state, while police sought to determine the motive behind an attack that drew international condemnation. The accused attacker, 24-year-old Hadi Matar of Fairview, New Jersey, pleaded … Read more

Shippers prepare for worst as Rhine levels near critical low

Shipping companies prepared to halt the transport of goods on the Rhine as water levels in Germany’s biggest river near a critically low point Saturday. An ongoing drought affecting much of Europe has lowered rivers such as the Rhine, preventing large ships with heavy loads from passing key waypoints and forcing them to use smaller … Read more

Ukraine says it is targeting Russians shooting at, or from nuclear plant

A view shows the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant in the course of Ukraine-Russia conflict outside the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukraine August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Ukraine is targeting Russian soldiers who shoot at an occupied nuclear … Read more

August 11, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

A serviceman with a Russian flag on his uniform stands guard near the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant on August 4. (Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters) The United States supports calls for a “demilitarized zone” around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, a US State Department spokesperson said Thursday. “Fighting near a nuclear plant is dangerous and irresponsible – and we … Read more

Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

CHAUTAUQUA, NY (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the 1980s, was stabbed in the neck and abdomen Friday by a man who rushed the stage as the author was about to give a Reading in Western New York. A bloodied Rushdie, 75, was flown to … Read more

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

Crimea Saki Air Base: Seven Russian warplanes destroyed, satellite photos show

Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighters attend to a fire at an oil depot in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on August 2. Russian tanks near the settlement of Olenivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, on July 29. Students at a military school write letters to Ukrainian servicemen during a lesson in Kyiv, Ukraine, on July 27. Firefighters rest … Read more