Sex, lies and video cams: Andrew Tate turned women into slaves, prosecutors say

BUCHAREST, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The woman from Moldova thought it was love. Internet celebrity Andrew Tate had offered her a new life. They’d even discussed marriage. He asked for only one thing: absolute loyalty. “You must understand that once you are mine, you will be mine forever,” Tate told her on Feb. 4 last … Read more

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

Davos 2023: China reopens its doors with investment pitch to global elite

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 17 (Reuters) – China’s Vice-Premier Liu He welcomed foreign investment and declared his country open to the world on Tuesday after three years of pandemic isolation. Liu’s explicit pitch to global leaders gathered in Davos made it clear China wants international investors to play a key role in Beijing’s attempts to revive … Read more

Brazil’s crowdfunded insurrection leaves paper trail for police

BRASILIA, Jan 16 (Reuters) – With a Brazil flag draped around his neck and his feet propped up on a dark wooden table, Samuel Faria leaned back in the Brazilian Senate president’s ceremonial chair which he had just commanded and surveyed the chaos on the lawn outside. “It’s kicking off out there,” he said, watching … 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

China defends its retaliation against South Korea, Japan COVID curbs

China says visa suspensions for South Korea, Japan “reasonable” Social media users lash out at South Korea’s “insulting” COVID curbs China working to secure Paxlovid, molnupiravir BEIJING, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Chinese state media defended on Wednesday the retaliatory measures against South Korea and Japan over their COVID-19 travel curbs as “reasonable”, while Chinese tourists … Read more

Chinese rush to renew passports as COVID border curbs lifted

China dropped quarantine for visitors on Sunday Latest move in easing that has let virus run free Several nations demand COVID tests from Chinese travelers Chinese stocks, yuan rally on growth hopes BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) – People joined long queues outside immigration offices in Beijing on Monday, eager to renew their passports after China … Read more

Exclusive: Russian hackers target US nuclear scientists

LONDON/WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) – A Russian hacking team known as Cold River targeted three nuclear research laboratories in the United States this past summer, according to internet records reviewed by Reuters and five cyber security experts. Between August and September, as President Vladimir Putin indicated Russia would be willing to use nuclear weapons to … 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