William and Harry stand vigil with cousins at queen’s coffin

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren hold vigil Line to see queen’s coffin stretches for 11 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Princes William and Harry stood vigil at either end of the coffin of their grandmother Queen Elizabeth on Saturday, heads bowed as a line of mourners streamed past … Read more

Queen Elizabeth dies at 96, ending an era for Britain

Queen had reigned for 70 years Family had gathered at her Balmoral home Son Charles, 73, becomes king BALMORAL, Scotland, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the nation’s figurehead for seven decades, died at her home in Scotland aged 96 on Thursday. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” Buckingham … Read more

Horror on Oslo Pride day as gunman goes on deadly rampage at gay bar

Gunman kills two, injures 21 Revellers hid in basement of Oslo bar Official Pride parade canceled after tragedy Terrorism threat assessment raised to highest level Pride rainbow ‘coloured black’, government minister says OSLO, June 25 (Reuters) – Terrified revellers at a gay bar in Oslo hid in a basement and desperately called loved ones as … Read more

Israel demands apology after Russia says Hitler had Jewish roots

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with Eritrean Foreign Minister Osman Saleh (not pictured) following their talks in Moscow, Russia April 27, 2022. Yuri Kochetkov/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Israel summons Russian ambassador for ‘tough talk’ Israeli minister says Lavrov comment ‘unforgivable’ Russian … Read more

Search continues as 10 people from missing Japanese boat confirmed dead

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) – Ten people found by rescue workers on Sunday after a tour boat went missing in frigid waters off Japan’s northernmost island have been confirmed dead, the coast guard said. Authorities continued to search with patrol boats, aircraft and helicopters for the remaining 16 people who had been onboard the “Kazu … Read more

CRYPTOVERSE-Bitcoin could be laid low by miners’ malady

Feb 22 (Reuters) – Bitcoin miners are feeling the heat – and the pain’s rippling downstream to pressure prices. The cryptocurrency’s spectacular rally in 2021 drew thousands of entrants into mining, or producing new coin. As a result the hashrate, or combined computational power used by bitcoin miners globally, has roughly quadrupled over the past … Read more

CRYPTOVERSE-Bitcoin runs into Russian rules and regiments

A representation of the virtual cryptocurrency Bitcoin is seen in this picture illustration taken October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Edgar Su Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 15 (Reuters) – Bristling tensions and looming laws in Europe could offer clues to two questions: Can bitcoin be a safe-haven asset? And can Russia emerge … Read more

Two election workers break silence after enduring Trump backers’ threats

ATLANTA, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Death threats from angry Trump supporters forced Georgia election worker Ruby Freeman, a 62-year-old grandmother, to flee her home of 20 years. Some messages called for her hanging; one urged people to “hunt” her. Freeman showed hundreds of menacing messages to police and called 911 three times. But a year … Read more