Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says

Salman Rushdie off ventilator and ‘road to recovery has begun,’ agent says

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Salman Rushdie, the acclaimed author who was repeatedly stabbed at a public appearance in New York state on Friday, 33 years after Iran’s then-supreme leader called for him to be killed, is off a ventilator and his health is improving, his agent and a son said on Sunday. “He’s off the … Read more

Taiwan is not a part of US but Chinese territory, says Chinese foreign minister

Taiwan is not a part of US but Chinese territory, says Chinese foreign minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attends the ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, Aug 7 (Reuters) – Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that Taiwan is not part of the United States but Chinese territory, … Read more

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

Russia shelling ‘along the entire front line’ – Ukraine military Russia regrouping for offensive toward Sloviansk, Kyiv says Moscow orders steps to prevent Ukrainian strikes in east KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official said, after Moscow said its forces would … Read more

Sri Lankan president flees country before he was due to step down

Sri Lankan president flees country before he was due to step down

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa presents his national statement as a part of the World Leaders’ Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain November 1, 2021. Andy Buchanan/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register COLOMBO, July 13 (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled … Read more

EXCLUSIVE How an Indian cement maker bought Russian coal using yuan

EXCLUSIVE How an Indian cement maker bought Russian coal using yuan

NEW DELHI, July 8 (Reuters) – An Indian cement maker’s recent purchase of Russian coal using yuan involved India’s biggest private lender, HDFC Bank, according to an invoice seen by Reuters and a source, as more details emerge of the kind of trade that could blunt Western sanctions against Moscow. There is no suggestion that … Read more

India’s aviation regulator bars 90 SpiceJet pilots from flying Boeing MAX planes

India’s aviation regulator bars 90 SpiceJet pilots from flying Boeing MAX planes

A Boeing 737 MAX airplane lands after a test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington, US June 29, 2020. REUTERS/Karen Ducey/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BENGALURU, April 13 (Reuters) – Indian budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd (SPJT.NS) said on Wednesday the country’s aviation regulator has asked 90 of its … Read more

Biden will speak to Modi as US warns India on imports of Russian energy

Biden will speak to Modi as US warns India on imports of Russian energy

US President Joe Biden meets with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, US, September 24, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden will meet virtually with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, … Read more

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent

Street lights to be turned off, trading hours shortened Government unable to pay for fuel imports Crisis induced by pandemic, tax cuts COLOMBO, April 1 (Reuters) – Police imposed an overnight curfew in several parts of Sri Lanka’s main city of Colombo early on Friday after protests over the government’s handling of the country’s worst … Read more

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

Exclusive: US cancels talks with Taliban over U-turn on girls’ education

US officials pull out of Doha meeting with Taliban Talks seen as key to easing Afghan economic crisis Decision came after Taliban U-turn on girls’ education KABUL/WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – The United States abruptly canceled meetings with the Taliban in Doha that were set to address key economic issues, officials said on Friday, after … Read more