MUMBAI, (Reuters) – One of India’s best known politicians, former finance and foreign minister Yashwant Sinha, quit the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) yesterday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party was undermining democratic institutions.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s cabinet yesterday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases.
HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Former first lady Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral yesterday as a formidable but caring figure whose devotion to her family was matched only by her commitment to public service.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – Indian authorities will be empowered to seize properties of super-rich fugitives whose economic offences or crimes involve sums over 1 billion rupees ($15 million), according to a government document seen by Reuters yesterday.
MANAGUA, (Reuters) – Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said yesterday he was ready to consider changing an unpopular social security overhaul that has sparked days of deadly protests and one of the biggest crises of his leadership.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s cabinet today approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases.
SEOUL, (Reuters) – North Korea will immediately suspend nuclear and missile tests and abolish a nuclear test site in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, the North’s state media said yesterday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The Democratic Party sued the Russian government, U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign and WikiLeaks yesterday, charging that they carried out a wide-ranging conspiracy to influence the 2016 U.S.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s opposition parties launched an unprecedented bid to impeach the top judge yesterday, accusing him of failing to protect the independence of the judiciary from executive interference, among other charges.
PALERMO, Italy, (Reuters) – An Italian court convicted former high-ranking state officials and mob bosses yesterday for holding secret negotiations in the early 1990s following a devastating wave of mafia murders and bombings.
LITTLETON, Colo., (Reuters) – Demanding an end to gun violence and tougher restrictions on firearm sales, thousands of students again walked out of classes across the United States on Friday in hopes of putting pressure on politicians ahead of November’s midterm elections.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain will consider compensating members of the “Windrush generation” of post-War Caribbean immigrants who may have suffered after being wrongly labelled as illegal entrants, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles was approved as the successor to Queen Elizabeth as head of the Commonwealth at a meeting of the group’s heads of government yesterday.
(Reuters) – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, already facing an invasion-of-privacy trial next month in connection with an extramarital affair, was charged separately yesterday with felony computer tampering tied to his political fund-raising.
MOSCOW, (Reuters) – Russian companies hit by U.S. sanctions, including aluminium giant Rusal, have asked for 100 billion roubles ($1.6 billion) in liquidity support from the government, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov was quoted by Interfax news agency as saying yesterday.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India’s opposition parties launched an unprecedented bid to impeach the top judge on Friday, accusing him of failing to protect the independence of the judiciary from executive interference, among other charges.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury is considering ways to restrict sensitive Chinese investments in the United States by invoking an emergency powers law and bringing forward some security review reforms for corporate acquisitions, a senior Treasury official said yesterday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s state-run oil company is nearing a deal in which China National Petroleum Corp Ltd (CNPC) would invest in an oil refinery in exchange for crude oil, two people with knowledge of the talks told Reuters, potentially giving China its first refining capacity in the Americas.
(Reuters) – Alabama yesterday executed an 83-year-old man convicted of a deadly 1989 serial bombing spree, making him the oldest known person put to death in the modern era of U.S.
(Reuters) – A federal appeals court yesterday said the U.S. Justice Department cannot deny public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration.
(Reuters) – A former Venezuelan official yesterday pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme involving bribes paid by U.S.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States and Colombia on Thursday cited new evidence of fraud in Venezuela’s food import program for the needy, saying part of the funds often ended up in the hands of corrupt government officials after being funneled through businesses in nearby countries.
HAVANA, (Reuters) – Cuba’s Raul Castro was just hours away from retiring as president yesterday, with his vice president Miguel Diaz-Canel set to replace him in a shift that will usher in the island’s first non-Castro leader since the 1959 revolution.
QUITO, (Reuters) – Ecuador’s state prosecutors’ office said on Wednesday that it had opened an investigation of former President Rafael Correa and 10 former officials for alleged mismanagement of public debt during the last five years of his administration.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India launched fast-track courts and a tougher rape law that included the death penalty after a gruesome assault on a young woman shocked the country in 2012, but crime statistics indicate the situation has got worse, not better, since then.