Tag Archives: New York

Facebook hails US presidential race as 2015's top topic

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. won't elect a president until next year yet the debate over the crowded field of candidates jostling for the Oval Office emerged as the…

New York probes sale of 'speculative' Bruce Springsteen tickets on StubHub

By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The New York Attorney General is investigating why so-called "speculative" tickets to a series of upcoming Bruce Springsteen concerts were listed for sale…

US ambassador to Thailand being investigated for royal defamation

The US ambassador to Thailand is under investigation for royal defamation over comments he made criticising lengthy jail sentences from the kingdom's lese majeste law, a foreign media group &…

Mexico to spend $23 billion to cut greenhouse gases

Mexico's government announced $23 billion in investments on Tuesday to modernize its refineries while sharply slashing greenhouse gas emissions produced by oil-processing facilities & gasoline. While world governments held climate…

OnePlus to narrowly miss India smartphone sales target

By Sayantani Ghosh & Supantha Mukherjee (Reuters) – Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus will miss its target of selling 1 million handsets in India in 2015 – its first year in…

Ethiopia: Over 10 million will need food aid in January

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government says more than 10 million people including nearly 6 million children will need emergency food by January because of drought. Mitiku Kassa,…

La Scala VIPS screened by metal detecting wands after Paris

MILAN (AP) — Guests attending La Scala's gala season premiere of Verdi's "Giovanna d'Arco" ("Joan of Arc") had their bags checked & were screened with metal-detecting wands Monday under enhanced…

New Superbug's Genetic Trick Could Help It Spread

Health experts are keeping a close eye on a type of antibiotic-resistant bacteria called CRE that, while still rare, has the potential to become more widespread in the United States….

Refugee Family's Citizenship Veto Unlawful

The Home Secretary acted unlawfully by refusing British citizenship to the family of a failed asylum seeker, a judge has ruled. Theresa May blocked the application from the wife &…

UK wartime leader Winston Churchill refused to pay his tailor's bills

LONDON (Reuters) – Refusal to pay the bills of one's tailor was famously almost a point of honour among English gentlemen in past centuries & Winston Churchill was no exception,…