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, police said. A suspect believed to be the sole perpetrator was apprehended, police told reporters. The suspect was known to authorities, public broadcaster NRK reported, adding he … Read more

Disney, other U.S. companies offer abortion travel benefit after Roe decision

NEW YORK, June 24 (Reuters) – US companies including Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) and Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) said on Friday they will cover employees’ expenses if they have to travel for abortion services after the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade. The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark 1973 … Read more

Tesla sued by former employees over ‘mass layoff’

June 20 (Reuters) – Former Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) employees have filed a lawsuit against the US electric car company alleging its decision to carry out a “mass layoff” violated federal law as the company did not provide advance notice of the job cuts. The lawsuit was filed late Sunday in Texas by two workers who … Read more

Elon Musk’s SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk arrives to see off the Inspiration 4 crew, the first all-civilian crew to be sent into orbit, before they head to the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, US, September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited … Read more

Brazil police find remains in search for UK journalist, suspect confesses – investigators

ATALAIA DO NORTE, Brazil, June 15 (Reuters) – Police have found human remains in their search for British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira after a suspect confessed to killing them in the Amazon rainforest, investigators said on Wednesday. The suspect, a fisherman who had clashed with Pereira over his efforts to … Read more

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

Tasty name but no Big Mac: Russia opens rebranded McDonald’s restaurants

June 12 (Reuters) – It might look and smell like McDonald’s but now it’s Vkusno & tochka. The golden arches are gone, the Filet-O-Fish is simply a fish burger. The Big Mac has left Russia. A new era for Russia’s fast-food and economic scene dawned on Sunday, as McDonald’s (MCD.N) restaurants flung open their doors … Read more

U.S. drops COVID testing for incoming international air travelers

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) – The United States late Friday rescinded a 17-month-old requirement that people arriving in the country by air test negative for COVID-19, a move that follows intense lobbying by airlines and the travel industry. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky issued a four-page order lifting the mandate, … Read more

U.S. Capitol riot hearing shows Trump allies, daughter rejected fraud claims

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The congressional committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol by Donald Trump’s supporters trying to overturn his 2020 election defeat presented testimony on Thursday showing that close allies – even his daughter – rejected his false claims of voting fraud. The US House of Representatives select committee probing the … Read more

‘Top Gun’ heirs sue Paramount over ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

June 6 (Reuters) – The family of the author whose article inspired the 1986 Tom Cruise movie “Top Gun” on Monday sued Paramount Pictures for copyright infringement over this year’s blockbuster sequel “Top Gun: Maverick.” According to a complaint filed in Los Angeles federal court, the Paramount Global (PARA.O) unit failed to reacquire the rights … Read more