US CDC is still looking at the potential risk of stroke from Pfizer’s COVID bivalent injection

26 Jan. (Reuters) – New data from a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) database shows a possible link to stroke risk for older adults taking an updated Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 received a booster shot, but the signal is weaker than what the agency flagged earlier in January, health officials said Thursday. … Read more

Former kickboxer Andrew Tate says Romanian prosecutors have no evidence against him

BUCHAREST, January 25 (Reuters) – Divisive internet personality Andrew Tate said on Wednesday that there was no justice in Romania and that the file against him in a criminal investigation for alleged human trafficking and rape was empty. Tate, his brother Tristan and two Romanian female suspects have been held in police custody since December … Read more

Rupert Murdoch drops proposal to combine Fox, News Corp and Move sales

24 Jan. (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch on Tuesday withdrew a proposal to reunite News Corp (NWSA.O) and Fox Corp as the company also explores a sale of Move Inc, which operates the website Realtor.com, to CoStar Group, according to reports a legal request and resources familiar with the process. Three sources familiar with the matter … Read more

Strong clan loyalty, locals, helped mafia boss Messina Denaro stay hidden

Mafia’s last godfather enjoyed unusually strong loyalty The Omerta code of silence also helped the boss stay hidden ‘Last godfather’ Messina Denaro lived near his mother PALERMO, Italy, January 25 (Reuters) – When Salvatore Catalano discovered that mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro lived just a short walk from his home in the western Sicilian town … Read more

Taylor Swift concert fiasco sparks U.S. Senate whims for Ticketmaster

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – US senators on Tuesday criticized Live Nation Entertainment’s lack of transparency and inability to block bot purchases of tickets at a hearing following a major fiasco involving ticket sales for Taylor Swift’s upcoming concert tour . Ticketmaster, a subsidiary of Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N), which has been unpopular with … Read more

Exclusive: Binance Moved $346M For Seized Crypto Exchange Bitzlato, Data Show

LONDON, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – Crypto giant Binance processed nearly $346 million in bitcoin for the Bitzlato digital currency exchange, whose founder was arrested by US authorities last week for allegedly running a “money laundering machine”, according to blockchain data seen by Reuters. The Justice Department said on Jan. 18 that it charged Bitzlato’s co-founder … Read more

Indian university reports power outage ahead of Modi documentary screening

NEW DELHI, Jan. 24 (Reuters) – A top Indian university shut down power and internet on its campus on Tuesday for the student union to show a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India has dismissed as propaganda, broadcaster NDTV reported. . Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in the capital New Delhi had threatened … Read more

At trial, Elon Musk says he was confident the Saudis were behind taking Tesla private

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – Elon Musk testified Monday that he was confident he had backing from Saudi financiers in 2018 to take Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) private, while defending claims that he defrauded investors by later tweeting about his electric car company. During a trial in San Francisco federal court, Musk told investor attorney … Read more

EU imposes new sanctions on Iran, will not label Guards as ‘terrorists’ for the time being

BRUSSELS, Jan. 23 (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organisations, including units of the powerful Revolutionary Guards, accusing them of a “brutal” crackdown on protesters and other human rights abuses . The United States and Britain have also issued new sanctions against Iran, reflecting a … Read more