Japan’s June flames out with record heat, but power crunch averted

Japan's June flames out with record heat, but power crunch averted

TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s electricity grid creaked on Thursday under the strain of Tokyo’s hottest June since records began, but a power crunch that could have deprived tens of millions of electricity was narrowly averted and authorities prepared to lift warnings. Temperatures of nearly 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) were marked in some parts … Read more

Crypto crash threatens North Korea’s stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

Crypto crash threatens North Korea's stolen funds as it ramps up weapons tests

SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) – The nosedive in cryptocurrency markets has wiped out millions of dollars in funds stolen by North Korean hackers, four digital investigators say, threatening a key source of funding for the sanctions-stricken country and its weapons programmes. North Korea has poured resources into stealing cryptocurrencies in recent years, making it a … Read more

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

TOKYO, June 28 (Reuters) – Japan baked under scorching temperatures for a fourth successive day on Tuesday, as the capital’s heat broke nearly 150-year-old records for June and authorities warned power supply remained tight enough to raise the spectrum of cuts. The heatwave comes less than two weeks before a national election in which prices, … Read more

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

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

One dead in India unrest over military hiring, some gatherings banned

NEW DELHI, June 17 (Reuters) – Authorities imposed restrictions on Friday on gatherings in a satellite city of India’s capital that is home to offices of several multinational firms, and one person was killed as protests against a new military recruitment process spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government unveiled the new recruitment system this week, … 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