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Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage at event in New York
Europe · Chautauqua

Author Salman Rushdie attacked on stage at event in New York

42% Center coverage: 337 sources
An Associated Press reporter witnessed a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and begin punching or stabbing Rushdie. The author was taken or fell to the floor, and the man was restrained. Rushdie's book The Satanic Verses has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous.See the Story
US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi visit
Europe · Washington

US lawmakers visiting Taiwan 12 days after Pelosi visit

46% Center coverage: 152 sources
A delegation of American lawmakers is visiting Taiwan just 12 days after a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that angered China. The five-member delegation is led by Democratic Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts. They will meet senior leaders to discuss U.S.-Taiwan relations. China responded to Pelosi’s visit by sending missiles, warships and warplanes into the seas and air around Taiwan.See the Story
Brittney Griner defence team appeals against Russian drugs conviction
Europe · Moscow

Brittney Griner defence team appeals against Russian drugs conviction

54% Center coverage: 142 sources
The defence team of Brittney Griner, the U.S. basketball star jailed for nine years in Russia on drugs charges, has appealed against her conviction for narcotics possession and trafficking. Griner jailed for nine years in Russia on drugs charges. Griner was arrested at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 after cannabis-infused vape cartridges were found in her luggage. She pleaded guilty to the charges but said she had made an "honest mistake." The US government says Griner was wrongfully detained. It has offered to exchange her for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer serving a 25-year prison sentence in the United States.See the Story

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