NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s top court told tobacco companies today they must adhere to a new federal rule requiring much larger health warnings on cigarette packs, in a major setback for the $11 billion industry that opposes the new policy.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (Reuters) – Republican front-runner Donald Trump went from long-shot contender to become the party’s presumptive nominee yesterday with a commanding win in Indiana, and the party began to coalesce around him as top rival Ted Cruz bowed out of the race.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Brazil’s top prosecutor has asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation of President Dilma Rousseff for trying to obstruct a massive corruption probe involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, Globo News reported yesterday.
CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s opposition said it delivered 1.85 million signatures to the country’s elections authority yesterday as part of the process of seeking a recall referendum against President Nicolas Maduro.
PARIS (Reuters) – “Je ne t’aime plus, mon amour” — “I don’t love you any more, my love” — was the wistful song of a love gone cold which greeted devotees of President Francois Hollande as they arrived at a rally for him last week.
AMMAN/GENEVA (Reuters) – Washington and Moscow said yesterday they were working hard to extend a truce in Syria to Aleppo, the divided northern city where a sharp escalation of violence in recent weeks has left a ceasefire in tatters and torpedoed peace talks.
OSLO (Reuters) – Norway will send some 60 troops, including special forces soldiers, to train, advise and give operational support to Syrian fighters battling Islamic State militants, the country’s prime minister said yesterday.
BAIMAJING, China, (Reuters) – The fishing fleet based in this tiny port town on Hainan island is getting everything from military training and subsidies to even fuel and ice as China creates an increasingly sophisticated fishing militia to sail into the disputed South China Sea.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Nearly a decade after a spike in global food prices sent shockwaves around the world, Asia’s top rice producers are suffering from a blistering drought that threatens to cut output and boost prices of a staple for half the world’s population.
DHAKA, (Reuters) – Three assailants sped up to a Bangladeshi tailor’s shop by motorcycle on Saturday, dragged out the Hindu owner and hacked him to death, police said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Hundreds of supporters of Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed parliament inside Baghdad’s Green Zone yesterday and camped out nearby after Sadr denounced politicians’ failure to reform a political quota system blamed for rampant corruption.
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns yesterday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to smugglers and sending a message that trade in the animal parts must be stopped.