HOUSTON, (Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry, a staunch conservative with a Washington outsider’s resume, will seek the 2012 Republican nomination for U.S.
NEW DELHI, (Reuters Life!) – An Indian film over caste discrimination against “untouchables” has been mired in controversy with protests from caste groups forcing the producers to cut parts of the film, highlighting deep-seated social tensions in the rising economic power.
RALEIGH, North Carolina, (Reuters Life!) – Since director James Cameron’s “Avatar” raked in $2.8 billion at global box offices, Hollywood has flooded theaters with wave after wave of 3D movies, but some industry watchers wonder if theatergoers are now drowning in it.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – Aid officials warned yesterday that the famine in the Horn of Africa would escalate significantly if October rains fail to materialize, and cautioned U.S.
WASHINGTON/KABUL, (Reuters) – NATO-led forces killed the Taliban militants responsible for shooting down a U.S.
KABUL, (Reuters) – Late last Friday night, special forces troops from the NATO-led coalition launched an operation to capture a Taliban leader in an inaccessible valley southwest of Kabul.
LONDON, (Reuters) – A British businessman accused of arranging for his wife to be murdered while they were on honeymoon in Cape Town can be extradited to face trial in South Africa, a court ruled yesterday.
LONDON, (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will face pressure today to soften his austerity plans, toughen up policing and do more to help inner-city communities after days of riots and looting laid bare deep social tensions in a depressed economy.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. stocks tumbled more than 4 percent yesterday, almost wiping out gains from a relief rally the previous day, as rumors about the health of French banks sparked concern that the euro zone’s debt crisis could claim new victims.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – U.S. regulators approved a once-daily HIV pill by Gilead Sciences Inc, giving a new source of revenue to the leading maker of HIV medicines as it faces expiring patents.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch acknowledged for the first time publicly that his son James is not the preferred choice to succeed him as News Corp CEO, at least in the near-term.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Violence flared in English cities and towns yesterday night but London, where thousands of extra police had been deployed, was largely peaceful after three turbulent nights in which youths rampaged across the capital virtually unchecked.
SAN ANGELO, Texas, (Reuters) – Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who heads a breakaway Mormon sect, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting two underage girls he claimed as “spiritual” brides.
NEW YORK, (Reuters) – U.S. stocks clawed back most of Monday’s losses as a U.S.
AMMAN, (Reuters) – Turkey demanded yesterday that Syria’s leaders stop the killing of civilians and said it would watch events there in the coming days, raising pressure on President Bashar al-Assad, who said his forces would continue to pursue “terrorist groups”.
SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Protesters battled police in Chile’s capital yesterday in the latest unrest against deeply unpopular President Sebastian Pinera, possibly sidetracking his top priorities such as capital market reforms.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States said yesterday it was requesting a dispute settlement panel to hear its year-old complaint that Guatemala has failed to protect workers’ rights as required under a free-trade agreement.
BRASILIA, (Reuters) – Police arrested Brazil’s deputy tourism minister yesterday in a corruption sweep tied to funding for major sports events, the latest in a series of scandals to tarnish President Dilma Rousseff’s government.
WASHINGTON/LONDON, (Reuters) – Political leaders failed to halt a global stock market rout that gathered steam yesterday as investors lost confidence that Europe and the United States can rein in their budgets quickly and fear spread of a double-dip recession.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Rioting and looting spread across and beyond London yesterday as hooded youths set fire to cars and buildings, smashed shop windows and hurled bottles and stones at police in a third night of violence in Britain’s worst unrest in decades.
TOKYO, (Reuters) – The Nikkei average tumbled more than 4 percent in heavy volume today, posting the biggest one-day fall since the March earthquake as investors fled the stock market in the wake of a plunge on Wall Street and a downgrade of U.S.
SYDNEY, (Reuters Life!) – Nancy Wake, a much-decorated World War Two spy and Resistance heroine known as “The White Mouse” for her ability to remain undetected, and who at one point was the Gestapo’s most wanted person, has died in London at the age of 98.
NEW YORK, (Reuters Life!) – No need for Kanye West and Jay-Z to simply watch a throne.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) – The classic 1987 film “Dirty Dancing” is getting a remake, adding songs from the 1960s and brand new compositions to some of the original music, film studio Lionsgate said yesterday.
LOS ANGELES, (Reuters Life!) – Fans of the movie “Life in a Day” who think it is a one-shot chance to see a film portraying one day in the life of ordinary people around the world should think twice — quite literally.