South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

South Africa reports first death causally linked to COVID vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 4 (Reuters) – South Africa’s health regulator reported on Thursday a causal link between the death of an individual and Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) (JNJ.N) COVID-19 vaccine, the first time such a direct link has been made in the country. The person presented with rare neurological disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome soon after being given … Read more

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v. Wade election test

Kansas votes to preserve abortion rights in first post-Roe v.  Wade election test

Aug 2 (Reuters) – Kansas voters on Tuesday rejected an effort to remove abortion protections from the state’s constitution, a resounding win for the abortion rights movement in the first statewide electoral test since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The amendment’s failure in the conservative state lifted Democrats’ hopes that the issue … Read more

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

Who is Viktor Bout, arms dealer linked to swap for Americans held by Moscow?

Bout dubbed ‘the merchant of death’ and ‘sanctions buster’ Was among most wanted men in world before 2008 arrest Clients included rogue states, warlords in Asia, Africa Likely had ties to Russian intelligence, experts say Moscow has long sought his release from long US jail term LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The life of Viktor … Read more

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

NATO peacekeepers oversee removal of roadblocks in Kosovo

ZUPCE, Kosovo, Aug 1 (Reuters) – NATO-led peacekeepers backed by helicopters on Monday oversaw the removal of roadblocks protesters had set up in north Kosovo, where political tensions have flared more than two decades since a crisis that ended with NATO airstrikes. The removal of the barricades came after the Kosovo government postponed the implementation … Read more

Kosovo government postpones its plan for volatile north after tensions rise

Kosovo government postpones its plan for volatile north after tensions rise

FILE PHOTO- Kosovo’s Prime Minister Albin Kurti looks on during a news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin, Germany May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MITROVICA, Kosovo, July 31 (Reuters) – The Kosovo government postponed implementation of a decision that would oblige Serbs in the … Read more

Elon Musk files countersuit under seal vs Twitter over $44 billion deal

Elon Musk files countersuit under seal vs Twitter over $44 billion deal

WILMINGTON, Del., July 29 (Reuters) – Elon Musk countersued Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) on Friday, escalating his legal fight against the social media company over his bid to walk away from the $44 billion purchase, although the lawsuit was filed confidentially. While the 164-page document was not publicly available, under court rules a redacted version could … Read more

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

If you are high risk, do not wait for updated COVID vaccines, experts say

CHICAGO, July 29 (Reuters) – People at high risk of severe disease who have yet to get a second COVID-19 booster should not wait for next-generation, Omicron-targeted vaccines expected in the fall, five vaccine experts told Reuters. In many countries, including the United States, the BA.5 Omicron subvariant of the virus is surging, but current … Read more

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

Conspiracy website InfoWars parent files for bankruptcy

July 29 (Reuters) – The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for US bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. The bankruptcy filing by the InfoWars parent, … Read more

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

Spirit ends sale to Frontier as JetBlue talks continue

July 27 (Reuters) – Spirit Airlines Inc. (SAVE.N) canceled its $2.7 billion sale to Frontier Group Holdings Inc (ULCC.O) on Wednesday after Spirit shareholders balked at supporting it, leaving JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O) with an opening to clinch a deal. The development, first reported by Reuters on Wednesday, came after Spirit pushed back a shareholder … Read more

Texas school principal suspended after Uvalde shooting

Texas school principal suspended after Uvalde shooting

Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks with Mandy Gutierrez, Principal at Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest US school shooting in nearly a decade, during US President Joe Biden’s visit at the school, in Uvalde, Texas, US May 29, 2022. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more