Brittney Griner faces a bleak life in a Russian penal colony

Griner faces penal colony after losing drugs appeal In the Russian system, inmates are made to work long hours for scant pay Threat of harsh punishment for breaking trivial rules Language barrier makes ordeal even harder for foreigners LONDON, Nov 3, (Reuters) – Tedious manual work, poor hygiene and lack of access to medical care … Read more

Exclusive: Deadly Iran jail fire erupted as police clashed with inmates

Prison blaze shakes the nation already on edge over protests Evin prison holds Iran’s most prominent prisoners Riot police actions prompted inmates’ chants, sources say Sources say police fired shots in prison crackdown Oct 20 (Reuters) – Two days before a fire ripped through a section of Iran’s Evin prison and killed at least eight … Read more

UK PM Truss clings to power as chaos in Westminster escalates

Truss loses authority as lawmakers quarrel Pound stable against the dollar Some lawmakers say Truss must go now LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Liz Truss battled to retain her grip on power on Thursday, a day after a second top minister quit and rowing and jostling broke out among her lawmakers in … Read more

Following the judge’s ruling, Alberts spells out metrics linked to Scott Frost’s contract

Hours after a Lincoln judge gave the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seven days to turn over the metrics — two paragraphs — agreed to as part of former Husker football coach Scott Frost’s restructured contract, athletic director Trev Alberts spelled out the plain-and-simple, yet closely held standard. Win six games and get to a bowl game. … Read more

For China’s women, this week’s Congress is unlikely to mean progress

HONG KONG, Oct 18 (Reuters) – As Xi Jinping consolidates power at China’s 20th Communist Party Congress this week, Chinese women are not holding their breath for progress in gender equality. Xi’s decade as the party’s general secretary has seen the number of women in politics and elite government roles decline and gender gaps in … Read more

Iran prison fire kills four, injures 61 as protests persist

Iranian judiciary says those killed died of smoke inhalation Iran says calm returns to Evin prison after fire, airs footage Fire comes amid widespread protests, brutal crackdown Iran accuses Biden of interfering in state affairs Protests sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death entered the second month DUBAI, Oct 16 (Reuters) – A fire at Iran’s Evin … Read more

Meta Executives ‘Inadvertently’ Identified in OnlyFans Bribery Suit

Facebook head of global policy Nick Clegg with CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaving The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, Tuesday April 2, 2019. Photo: Niall Carson (AP) Three Meta executives have been identified by name—reportedly by mistake—in a California federal lawsuit brought by adult entertainers alleging bribery and abuse of internet databases meant to flag terrorist content … Read more

Iran protests Western stance on mass protests over woman’s death

British ambassador summoned over coverage by London-based media Norwegian envoy called in over ‘interventionist’ speaker Teachers’ union calls for strikes Monday and Wednesday Iranian TV says 41 people killed in more than a week of unrest DUBAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Taiwan hosts dozens of foreign lawmakers in Washington to push China sanctions

Taiwan flags flutter during a welcome ceremony for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves (not pictured) outside the presidential palace in Taipei, Taiwan August 8, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s de facto ambassador in Washington, Hsiao Bi-khim, hosted … Read more