Reactions to the attack on writer Salman Rushdie

Aug 12 (Reuters) – Here are reactions to Friday’s attack on novelist Salman Rushdie. read more SUZANNE NOSSEL, CEO OF FREE EXPRESSION ORGANIZATION PEN AMERICA: “We can think of no comparable incident of a public attack on a literary writer on American soil. Just hours before the attack, on Friday morning, Salman had emailed me … Read more

In fighting gun crime, Canada has an American problem

OTTAWA/TORONTO, July 27 (Reuters) – A Texas man bought dozens of guns from licensed dealers in the state before illegally reselling at least 16, US officials say. Twelve were traced to crimes committed in America. The other four were traced to crimes in Canada. The case of the 31-year-old, indicted last month on charges that … Read more

Mourners throng Abe’s wake as his party secures sombre Japanese election win

Ruling coalition increases majority in upper house vote Hundreds pay respects to slain ex-premier at temple Abe shot Friday in a crime that stunned the nation Controversial church says suspect’s mother is a follower TOKYO/NARA, July 11 (Reuters) – Mourners streamed into a temple in Tokyo to pay their respects to Japan’s slain former prime … Read more

Mother of Abe killing suspect is Unification Church member, church says

TOKYO, July 11 (Reuters) – The mother of the man arrested for the killing of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is a member of the Unification Church, the head of its Japanese arm said on Monday. Tetsuya Yamagami, an unemployed 41-year-old, has been identified by the police as the suspect who approached Abe and … Read more

Suspect confesses to killing Maltese journalist

George Degiorgio confesses to crime in an interview from jail Says he will implicate others in the assassination plot Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was murdered in 2017 VALLETTA, July 5 (Reuters) – The man accused of detonating a car bomb that killed a prominent Maltese journalist has confessed to the crime in an interview with … Read more

Charlotte Motor Speedway, NASCAR mogul Bruton Smith has died

READ MORE Bruton Smith: 1927-2022 Remembering NASCAR Hall of Famer Bruton Smith Expand All Bruton Smith, the visionary and combative executive who helped shape NASCAR into the sport it is today, died Wednesday. He was 95. A Speedway Motorsports statement announcing his death said he died of “natural causes.” Smith was the billionaire founder and … Read more