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6 mins ago

Corrected – Ex-U.N. General Assembly president, 5 others charged in U.S. in bribe scheme | Reuters

(Corrects second paragraph to make clear that Ashe is no longer the U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda) By Nate Raymond and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S #Careers #facebook #India #LinkedIn #Personal finance #Reuters #Thomson Reuters

7 mins ago

VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom | Reuters

WOLFSBURG, Germany Hans Dieter Poetsch's first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a deadline set by German regulators and testimony by the company's top U.S. executive in Congress. More than two weeks after the carmaker admitted to cheating U.S. #Economy #Europe #India #markets #science

21 mins ago

Italy to begin relocating Eritrean refugees this week | Reuters

ZAGREB Italy will begin relocating refugees this week under a European Union plan that aims to spread the burden of the continent's biggest migrant crisis since World War Two, the EU's migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said on Tuesday. #Africa #Europe #markets #Russia #Turkey

22 mins ago

Risking backlash, Modi to push power price hikes | Reuters

NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to tell states to raise electricity prices in return for access to a financial bailout package, a politically contentious move that risks a backlash from farmers and consumers long used to free or cheap power. Modi has made overhauling India's largely loss-making utilities, buckling under $66 billion of debts, a priority, convinced that if he can fix their finances he will recover his reputation as an economic reformer willing to take tough decisions. State-run electricity distributors are running out of cash and struggling to repay loans, squeezing banks' ability to spur credit growth and undermining Modi's campaign to attract more energy-hungry manufacturers to build new factories #Argentina #Economy #Entertainment #Latin America #opinion #science

36 mins ago

Suspect in custody after reports of gunman on Philadelphia campus | Reuters

A suspect is in custody after reports of a person with a weapon put the Community College of Philadelphia on lockdown on Tuesday morning, police said. No shots were fired and there were no reports of any injuries, said Tanya Little, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department #Crime #Education #Foreign policy #markets #Pennsylvania #Syria #United States

37 mins ago

Tintin drawing sells for $1.2 million in Hong Kong auction

The “only original“ drawing remianing from the Tintin classic The Blue Lotus sold for a record breaking 9.6 million Hong Kong dollars ($1.2m) at an auction in Hong Kong. #CaptainHaddock #Cartoon #Hergé #Hongkong #The Blue Lotus #ThingsWeLike #Tintin

37 mins ago

Starbucks rival to launch India’s biggest IPO in 3 years next week | Reuters

MUMBAI The company behind Cafe Coffee Day, India's biggest coffee chain, will launch an initial public offering next week, aiming to raise up to $176 million in the country's biggest IPO in nearly three years. India has seen fewer IPOs in the last few years because of volatile markets and slowing economic growth, and the response of foreign and local investors to this offering will be a test of appetite for new issues in the current unsettled climate #Deals #Economy #Entertainment #Middle East #opinion #science #Technology

49 mins ago

Why the stain of Dadri won’t be easy for the Narendra Modi government to wash off

The unconscionable lynching to death of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri over rumours of alleged beef consumption is likely to haunt the BJP and the Modi government for a long time. #beef ban #Beef India #BJP government #Communal #Dadri #Dadri killing #Dadri Lynching Case #Hindu extremism #Hindu Radicals #Narendra Modi

55 mins ago

UK Muslims & extremism – Part 3: There is no anti-Muslim ‘conspiracy’, threat from radicals is real

The threat posed by Muslim extremism is real; it’s growing; and the notion of an anti-Muslim “conspiracy’’ as alleged in some quarters is a load of nonsense. The wave of British Muslims heading for jihad, for example, is not anyone’s invention. #Conspiracy #CriticalPoint #islamic-state #Islamophobia #Muslims #Terrorism #UK

56 mins ago

PM Modi hard-sells India to Germans, Merkel describes India as ‘Asia’s Silicon Valley’

For his part, PM Modi tried his best to hard-sell India yet again to the Germans. Perhaps he didn't need to do this. After all one doesn't have to convince the convinced as Merkel's perked up talk about India mentioned above indicates. #Angela Merkel #ConnectTheDots #Germany #India #Narendra Modi