In Mexico, a reporter published a story. The next day he was shot dead

MEXICO CITY, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Just after sunset on Thursday, February 10th, two men in a white Dodge Ram pickup pulled up in front of Heber Lopez Vasquez’s small radio studio in southern Mexico. One man got out, walked inside and shot the 42-year-old journalist dead. Lopez’s 12-year-old son Oscar, the only person with … Read more

Iran executes British-Iranian accused of spying

Alireza Akbari was a former Iranian deputy defense minister Arrested in 2019, he was accused of spying for Britain UK’s Sunak calls it ‘a callous and cowardly act’ Britain had said Iran must not follow through with the sentence DUBAI/LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Iran has executed a British-Iranian national who once served as its … Read more

Factbox: Highlights from Prince Harry’s memoir ‘Spare’

MADRID, Jan 5 (Reuters) – A Spanish-language version of “Spare”, the much-awaited memoir of Britain’s Prince Harry, went on sale in book stores in Spain on Thursday, days ahead of its official launch date. The book reveals details about Harry’s relationship with his father, King Charles, his elder brother, Prince William, and other members of … Read more

Prince Harry says William knocked him to the floor in row over Meghan – Guardian

Altercation in UK prince’s upcoming book – Guardian Harry won’t commit to attending father’s coronation Royal brothers have fallen out in recent years Harry’s book “Spare” to be published next week LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry says in his much-awaited memoir that older brother and heir to the throne Prince William knocked … Read more

The New Year rings in as Asia then Europe ushers out 2022

Dec 31 (Reuters) – With fireworks planned in Paris, hopes for an end to war in Kyiv, and a return to post-COVID normality in Australia and China, Europe and Asia bid farewell to 2022. It was a year marked for many by the conflict in Ukraine, economic stress and the effects of global warming. But … Read more

Russian ‘kamikaze’ drones hit Kyiv as Putin heads for Belarus

Ukraine shoots down 30 drones Putin to meet ally Lukashenko in Belarus Russian troops in Belarus to conduct exercises – Interfax China and Russia to hold annual naval drills KYIV, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Moscow launched a “kamikaze” drone attack on Monday, hitting key infrastructure in and around Kyiv, as Russian President Vladimir Putin heads … Read more

Iran carries out second execution linked to wave of popular protests

Protester, 23, is second to be executed within a week Activists say executions are aimed at discouraging dissent Call for added nationwide protests over Rahnavard’s hanging European Union to impose more sanctions on Iran, backs protests Tehran accuses the West of meddling, targets it with sanctions DUBAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) – The Islamic Republic on … Read more

Dating apps and Telegram: How China protesters are defying authorities

BEIJING, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Opponents of China’s anti-COVID measures are resorting to dating apps and social media platforms blocked on the mainland to evade censors, spread the word about their defiance and strategy, in a high-tech game of cat and mouse with police. Videos, images and accounts of the opposition to China’s tough COVID-19 … Read more

Foxconn apologizes for pay-related error at China iPhone plant after worker unrest

Foxconn says it is working with staff to resolve disputes Major iPhone factory rocked by protests over pay, conditions Apple says it has a team on the ground in Zhengzhou TAIPEI/SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Foxconn (2317.TW) said on Thursday a pay-related “technical error” occurred when hiring new recruits at a COVID-hit iPhone factory in … Read more

Weapons industry booms as Eastern Europe arms Ukraine

E. Europe arms companies step up production for Ukraine Hope to find new markets as defense spends rise Can produce and service Soviet-era and NATO-standard weaponry Poland, Czechs among big suppliers of military aid to Kyiv Industry’s history stretches from the 1800s and through the Cold War PRAGUE/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Eastern Europe’s arms … Read more