BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists at Shanghai protest

BBC says Chinese police assaulted one of its journalists at Shanghai protest

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) – The BBC said on Sunday that Chinese police assaulted and detained one of its journalists covering a protest in Shanghai, before later releasing him after several hours. “The BBC is extremely concerned about the treatment of our journalist Ed Lawrence, who was arrested and handcuffed while covering the protests in … Read more

Iran’s Khamenei praises Basij forces for confronting ‘rioters’

Iran’s Khamenei praises Basij forces for confronting ‘rioters’

DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday Iran’s Basij militia forces have sacrificed their lives in what he called riots, the wave of protests sparked by the death in custody of a young Iranian Kurdish woman in September. The protests that began after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini … Read more

Stellantis looks to India for affordable EVs for Europe

Stellantis looks to India for affordable EVs for Europe

NEW DELHI, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Fiat parent Stellantis (STLA.MI) has concluded it can’t currently make affordable electric vehicles (EVs) in Europe and is looking at lower-cost manufacturing in markets such as India, its chief executive told reporters. If India, with its low-cost supplier base, is able to meet the company’s quality and cost targets … Read more

In Mexico, Aztec dig sets new records as royal mystery deepens

In Mexico, Aztec dig sets new records as royal mystery deepens

MEXICO CITY, Nov 24 (Reuters) – An extensive cache of Aztec ritual offerings found underneath downtown Mexico City, off the steps of what would have been the empire’s holiest shrine, provides new insight into pre-Hispanic religious rites and political propaganda. Sealed in stone boxes five centuries ago at the foot of the temple, the contents … Read more

FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

FTC likely to file lawsuit to block Microsoft bid for Activision -Politico

Nov 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) $69 billion takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc (ATVI.O), Politico reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A lawsuit challenging the deal is not guaranteed, and the FTC’s … Read more

US journalist says he was detained at World Cup over rainbow shirt

US journalist says he was detained at World Cup over rainbow shirt

DOHA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A US journalist said he was briefly detained on Monday when he tried to enter a World Cup stadium in Qatar while wearing a rainbow shirt in support of the LGBTQ community in a country where same-sex relations are illegal . Grant Wahl, a former Sports Illustrated journalist who now … Read more

NBA champion Golden State Warriors are sued over FTX collapse

NBA champion Golden State Warriors are sued over FTX collapse

Nov 21 (Reuters) – The Golden State Warriors were sued on Monday by an FTX customer who accused the reigning National Basketball Association champions of fraudulently promoting the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Elliott Lam, a Canadian citizen and Hong Kong resident, filed his proposed class-action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of “thousands, if … Read more

Bulgaria charges five people in connection with Istanbul blast

Bulgaria charges five people in connection with Istanbul blast

SOFIA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Bulgarian prosecutors have charged five people for supporting terrorist acts in connection with an explosion in central Istanbul that killed six people on Nov. 13, chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev said on Saturday. Bulgarian special police forces detained three men of Moldovan origin and a man and woman of Syrian Kurdish … Read more

China says Xi was not criticizing Trudeau in meeting at G20

China says Xi was not criticizing Trudeau in meeting at G20

BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry on Thursday said Chinese President Xi Jinping was not criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a day after Xi was seen confronting him at the G20 summit over alleged leaks from a meeting they held. Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Mao Ning told a regular media briefing that … Read more

Tesla EVs ranked worst in annual reliability survey by Consumer Reports

Tesla EVs ranked worst in annual reliability survey by Consumer Reports

Nov 15 (Reuters) – Electric vehicles (EVs) from Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and other brands were among the least reliable vehicles in the United States, Consumer Reports magazine’s annual reliability survey showed on Tuesday. Although EVs and full-size pick up trucks enjoy the hottest demand in the market, they are the “most problematic”, the nonprofit organization … Read more