Two dead, 14 wounded in Norway nightclub shooting, police say

OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Two people were killed and 14 wounded on Saturday in a shooting at a nightclub and in nearby streets in Norway’s capital Oslo, Norwegian police said. A suspect believed to be the sole perpetrator was apprehended, police told reporters. The crime scene extended from the London Pub via a neighboring … Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson under pressure after losing two parliamentary seats

Party chairman resigns after defeats, saying change needed Conservatives lose in seat in southern heartlands Johnson’s 2019 electorate fractures as Labor win back Wakefield PM mired in scandal over lockdown parties LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost two parliamentary seats on Friday, prompting the resignation of the party’s chairman … Read more

Europe’s largest meat-eating dinosaur found on Isle of Wight

June 9 (Reuters) – Fossilized bones discovered on a rocky seashore on England’s Isle of Wight are the remains of a meat-eating dinosaur that may be larger than any other known from Europe, a beast that was a cousin of the biggest carnivorous dinosaur species on record. Paleontologists said on Thursday they have found parts … Read more

After ‘partygate’, UK PM Johnson faces confidence vote

Vote to take place later on Monday ‘Partygate’ sours mood in Conservative Party Coordinated campaign of support by cabinet LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a confidence vote on Monday, after a growing number of lawmakers in the governing Conservative Party questioned the British leader’s authority following a “partygate” scandal. Johnson, … Read more

Health agency confirms community spread of monkeypox in England

Test tube labeled “Monkeypox virus positive” are seen in this illustration taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 1 (Reuters) – Monkeypox appears to be spreading from person to person in England, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said on Wednesday. The usually mild … Read more

Blame game in France after ‘chaotic’ Champions League final

PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) – Chaotic scenes at the French national stadium before and during Saturday night’s Champions League final were branded a national embarrassment, while French ministers blamed Liverpool fans for the trouble. The final between Liverpool and Real Madrid kicked off with a 35-minute delay after police tried to hold back people attempting … Read more

Japan announces limited “test tourism” from May as step to full re-opening

Tourists wearing protective face masks following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are seen at Asakusa district in Tokyo, Japan March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Ju-min Park/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TOKYO, May 17 (Reuters) – Japan said on Tuesday it would start conducting “test tourism” in the form of … Read more

British YouTube travel star Benjamin Rich arrested at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Russia says

May 7 (Reuters) – British YouTube travel blogger Benjamin Rich, who specializes in remote and sometimes dangerous parts of the world, has been arrested at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Saturday. Dmitry Rogozin said in an online post that Rich – whose Bald and Bankrupt … Read more

UK PM Johnson suffers heavy losses in London in local elections

Conservatives lose control of London councils Results seen as a test of Johnson’s popularity Bad performance will increase pressure on Johnson LONDON, May 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party lost control of traditional strongholds in London and suffered losses elsewhere in local elections, early results on Friday showed, as voters punished … Read more

Former tennis champion Becker jailed in UK bankruptcy case

Former tennis star jailed by London court Becker convicted over bankruptcy offenses Judge says he showed no humility Becker’s reputation ‘is in tatters’, his lawyer says LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – German tennis great Boris Becker was jailed for two years and six months by a London court on Friday for hiding hundreds of thousands … Read more