Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Norway police seek delay to Pride events after gay bar shooting

Police cite information from intelligence for delay Major Pride gathering in Oslo canceled Suspect jailed for an initial four weeks Court names suspect as Zaniar Matapour OSLO, June 27 (Reuters) – Norwegian police said on Monday all Pride events across the country should be delayed, citing security concerns after a deadly weekend rampage by a … Read more

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

Remains of British journalist found in Amazon, police name new suspect

SAO PAULO, June 17 (Reuters) – A forensic examination carried out on human remains found in the Amazon rainforest confirmed on Friday that they belonged to British journalist Dom Phillips, Brazil’s federal police said, adding that a search was underway for a man suspected of involvement in his killing. Work is proceeding to determine the … Read more

Suspects confess to killing British journalist and Brazilian guide-report

Suspects confess to killing British journalist and Brazilian guide-report

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 15 (Reuters) – Two suspects have confessed to killing and dismembering British journalist Dom Phillips and indigenous expert Bruno Pereira, TV Globo reported on Wednesday, citing police sources, after the men went missing for over a week in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. The federal police said in a statement earlier that … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar’s ‘Lightyear,’ with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries; China in question

EXCLUSIVE Disney/Pixar's 'Lightyear,' with same-sex couple, will not play in 14 countries;  China in question

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (Reuters) – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) has been unable to obtain permission to show its new Pixar movie “Lightyear” in 14 Middle Eastern and Asian countries, a source said on Monday, and the animated film appeared unlikely to open in China, the world’s largest movie market. A “Lightyear” producer told Reuters … Read more

After ‘partygate’, UK PM Johnson faces confidence vote

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

Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos

Google ordered to pay Australian politician over defamatory YouTube videos

SYDNEY, June 6 (Reuters) – An Australian court on Monday ordered Google to pay a former lawmaker A$715,000 ($515,000), saying its refusal to remove a YouTuber’s “relentless, racist, vilificatory, abusive and defamatory” videos drove him out of politics . The Federal Court found the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) company intentionally made money by hosting two videos … Read more

In Shanghai, lockdown blues make way for COVID testing gripes

In Shanghai, lockdown blues make way for COVID testing gripes

SHANGHAI, June 2 (Reuters) – Shanghai residents’ relief over the easing of a two-month COVID-19 lockdown is giving way to frustration as they face hours waiting in line for virus tests and must show negative results to be permitted to enter the public spaces. China’s biggest city and business hub lifted lockdowns for most of … Read more

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day’s deliberations

No verdict in Depp, Heard defamation cases as jury ends day's deliberations

May 31 (Reuters) – Jurors considering the opposing lawsuits from actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard deliberated for hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in the multimillion-dollar defamation fight that aired unsettling details about their troubled marriage. The seven-person jury is expected to resume their discussions on Wednesday morning in Fairfax County Circuit Court … Read more

Johnny Depp’s attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

Johnny Depp's attorneys challenge Amber Heard on abuse claims

May 16 (Reuters) – Attorneys for actor Johnny Depp began their questioning of Amber Heard in the couple’s defamation trial on Monday and challenged the “Aquaman” star’s claims that she suffered physical abuse before and during their brief marriage. Depp’s attorneys introduced photographs of Heard making public appearances on red carpets and “The James Corden … Read more

Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of slain Palestinian journalist

Israeli police beat mourners at funeral of slain Palestinian journalist

JERUSALEM, May 13 (Reuters) – Israeli police officers charged at Palestinian mourners carrying the coffin of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Friday, before thousands led her casket through Jerusalem’s Old City in an outpouring of grievance and anger over her killing. Packed around Abu Akleh’s coffin, dozens of Palestinians, some waving Palestinian flags … Read more