Watchdog warns Ukrainian nuclear plant ‘extremely vulnerable’

The largest nuclear power plant in Europe is “extremely vulnerable,” the head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog warns, as Moscow’s war on Ukraine continues to threaten conditions at the Zaporizhzhia site in Russian-occupied southern Ukraine. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant “lost all external electricity” on Monday for the seventh time since the start of … Read more

UK minister Braverman denies ‘untoward’ meddling over speeding ticket

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s interior minister on Monday brushed off reports that she tried to pull strings after getting a speeding ticket, saying “nothing untoward” had gone on. Home Secretary Suella Braverman said that after being caught speeding last year, she paid a fine and received demerit points on her license. Braverman was Britain’s attorney … Read more

Dow Jones Futures Rise Ahead Of Biden-McCarthy Debt Ceiling Meeting; Apple Falls On Downgrade

Dow Jones futures rose slightly Monday morning ahead of a meeting between President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, as debt ceiling talks failed to make progress over the weekend. Apple (AAPL) stock dropped after an analyst downgrade. X On Sunday, President Biden said in at news conference in Hiroshima, Japan, that it was … Read more

Man arrested for porn images with president’s face superimosed on them

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police said Monday they have arrested a man for allegedly distributing pornographic images with the faces of President Cyril Ramaphosa, Police Minister Bheki Cele and Cele’s wife superimposed on them. The man will appear in court in the capital, Pretoria, on Tuesday on charges of contravening the Cyber Crimes Act, … Read more

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals to Buy VectivBio in $1 Billion Deal. The Sector Is Hot.

Text size The deal offers VectivBio shareholders an 80% premium to its average share price over the past 90 days. Photograph by David Williams/Bloomberg Gastrointestinal drugmaker Ironwood Pharmaceuticals said Monday it was acquiring Swiss biotech company VectivBio , adding to the increasing line of biopharma acquisitions this year. The all-cash transaction for $17 a share totals … Read more

Russia sends more troops to Bakhmut after Putin declares victory

Ukrainian soldiers ride atop an APC on the frontline in the Luhansk region – LIBKOS/AP Russia is bringing more forces into Bakhmut, Ukraine’s deputy defence minister has said, after Vladimir Putin declared victory in Moscow’s months-long campaign to capture the city. Hanna Malyar, the deputy defence minister, on Monday said Kyiv’s troops were advancing to … Read more