US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

26 Jan. (Reuters) – New data from a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible link to stroke risk for older adults taking an updated Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 received a booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency flagged earlier in January, health officials said Thursday. … Read more

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

Explainer: Why is Turkey blocking Swedish and Finnish NATO membership?

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Sweden’s and Finnish hopes of quickly joining NATO have hit an obstacle in the form of objections from Turkey, which has veto power over joining the military alliance. The three nations reached an agreement in Madrid last June on how to proceed, but Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has said Sweden … Read more

The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

The EU wants to send more people back to Africa, the Middle East, Asia

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 26 (Reuters) – European Union migration ministers are meeting on Thursday to discuss visa restrictions and better coordination within the bloc to help more people without asylum in Europe return to their home countries, including Iraq. Three years after the 27-nation EU agreed to limit visa requirements for countries deemed uncooperative in taking … Read more

At least one dead and several injured in machete attack on churches in southern Spain

At least one dead and several injured in machete attack on churches in southern Spain

Man with machete attacks two churches in Spain Leave at least one dead, several wounded Supreme Court examines case as “terrorism” MADRID, January 25 (Reuters) – Spanish authorities said they were investigating what they called a possible “terrorist” incident after a man wielding a machete attacked several people outside two churches in the southern port … Read more

Musk says Tesla’s price cuts drove demand, 2023 sales could reach 2 million vehicles

Musk says Tesla’s price cuts drove demand, 2023 sales could reach 2 million vehicles

25 Jan. (Reuters) – Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) aggressive price cuts have fueled demand for its electric vehicles, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Wednesday, allaying concerns that a weak economy would curb buyer interest. The company slightly beat Wall Street’s targets for fourth-quarter revenue and profit earlier on Wednesday, despite a sharp decline in vehicle profit … Read more

Former kickboxer Andrew Tate says Romanian prosecutors have no evidence against him

Former kickboxer Andrew Tate says Romanian prosecutors have no evidence against him

BUCHAREST, January 25 (Reuters) – Divisive internet personality Andrew Tate said on Wednesday that there was no justice in Romania and that the file against him in a criminal investigation for alleged human trafficking and rape was empty. Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects have been held in police custody since December … Read more

Rebellious Indian students hold more screenings of BBC documentary about Modi

Rebellious Indian students hold more screenings of BBC documentary about Modi

NEW DELHI, Jan. 25 (Reuters) – Indian students said they would again show a BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the government has dismissed as propaganda after a campus screening was disrupted by a power cut and harassment by opponents on Tuesday. The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) plans to screen the documentary … Read more

Strong clan loyalty, locals, helped mafia boss Messina Denaro stay hidden

Strong clan loyalty, locals, helped mafia boss Messina Denaro stay hidden

Mafia’s last godfather enjoyed unusually strong loyalty The Omerta code of silence also helped the boss stay hidden ‘Last godfather’ Messina Denaro lived near his mother PALERMO, Italy, January 25 (Reuters) – When Salvatore Catalano discovered that mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro lived just a short walk from his home in the western Sicilian town … Read more

Exclusive: Binance Moved $346M For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Show

Exclusive: Binance Moved 6M For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Show

LONDON, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance processed nearly $346 million in bitcoin for the Bitzlato digital currency exchange, whose founder was arrested by US authorities last week for allegedly running a “money laundering machine”, according to blockchain data seen by Reuters. The Justice Department said on Jan. 18 that it charged Bitzlato’s co-founder … Read more

Indian university reports power outage ahead of Modi documentary screening

Indian university reports power outage ahead of Modi documentary screening

NEW DELHI, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – A top Indian university shut down power and internet on its campus on Tuesday for the student union to show a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India has dismissed as propaganda, broadcaster NDTV reported. . Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the capital New Delhi had threatened … Read more