‘Lessons learned’, but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

‘Lessons learned’, but no details of royal review of Meghan bullying claims

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Buckingham Palace says lessons have been learned following a review into bullying allegations made by royal staff against Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, although it declined to give any details about the report’s conclusions. The HR review was announced by the palace last March after the Times newspaper reported allegations … Read more

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

How Ukrainian defenders left Sievierodonetsk in boats under cover of night

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine, June 27 (Reuters) – One of the last Ukrainian defenders of Sievierodonetsk said he withdrew in a boat, bitter to be leaving after weathering a weeks-long Russian onslaught on the ruined city but happy to be alive as he and others crossed the river to higher ground. Russian forces fully occupied the frontline … Read more

US tech companies yank job offers, leaving college grads scrambling

June 22 (Reuters) – One by one, over the last week of May, Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) rang up some members of its incoming class of new hires who had recently graduated from college and revoked the job offers in 15-minute calls, according to some of the recipients. “It was traumatic,” Iris Guo, an incoming associate … Read more

Crypto’s latest meltdown leaves punters bruised and bewildered

LONDON / MUMBAI / ANKARA, June 21 (Reuters) – For Jeremy Fong, US crypto lender Celsius was an ideal place to stash his digital currency holdings – and earn some spending money from its double-digit interest rates along the way. “I was probably earning $ 100 a week,” at sites like Celsius, said Fong, a … Read more

Mekong villagers land heaviest ever freshwater fish

June 20 (Reuters) – Cambodian villagers on the Mekong River have caught what researchers say is the world’s biggest freshwater fish ever recorded, a stingray that weighed in at 300kg (661 lb) and took around a dozen men to haul to shore. Christened Boramy – meaning “full moon” in the Khmer language – because of … Read more

Brussels at near-standstill as cost-of-living march draws 70,000

BRUSSELS, June 20 (Reuters) – Around 70,000 Belgian workers marched through Brussels on Monday demanding government action to tackle sharply rising living costs, as one-day strikes at Brussels Airport and on local transport networks nationwide brought public travel to a near-halt. Protesters carried flags and banners reading “More respect, higher wages” and “End excise duty”, … Read more

Tens of thousands rally against gun violence in Washington, across US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at curbing gun violence following last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers with March for Our Lives (MFOL) … Read more

Biden says federal government to fund New Mexico wildfire recovery

SANTA FE, NM, June 11 (Reuters) – The US federal government will fund New Mexico’s full wildfire response, President Joe Biden said on Saturday speaking from Santa Fe amid anger from survivors over the blaze that was started by federal officials. “We have a responsibility to help the state recover,” Biden told elected officials and … Read more

At least 50 killed in attack on Catholic church in southwest Nigeria -medic

Unknown gunmen attacked church during Sunday mass Local media and medic say at least 50 killed Authorities have yet to give details Such attacks rare in southwest Nigeria Pope Francis prayed for victims, Vatican says LAGOS, June 5 (Reuters) – Gunmen attacked a Catholic church in southwest Nigeria during mass on Sunday, killing at least … Read more