Modi’s party set to regain power in key southern Indian state

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to return to power in the southern state of Karnataka,...

Nigerian military, police clash with Shi’ite protesters in Abuja

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigerian troops and police clashed on Tuesday with Shi’ite Muslim marchers in the capital Abuja and gunfire could be heard, two...

Power returns to Caracas but other Venezuelan states still in the...

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans in Caracas woke up on Tuesday with the lights back on after the worst blackout since March knocked out power...

Spain’s Sanchez loses first bid to be confirmed as PM, eyes...

By Belén Carreño and Ingrid Melander MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Tuesday in a first attempt to get parliament’s backing...
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France’s parliament approves EU-Canada deal with small majority

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s parliament approved on Tuesday the EU-Canada trade agreement with a relatively small majority, meaning that a significant part of President...

Your Money: How to play the savings interest rate game

By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) – Looking for the best interest rate for your savings account? The landscape is about to change dramatically. Thanks...

More than 200 jobs at risk from RBS call center closure:...

(Reuters) – British trade union Unite said on Tuesday that the closure of Royal Bank of Scotland’s Brunswick Gate customer contact center in Southampton...

‘They cut us again?’ Mexico’s president berates IMF, sticks to growth...

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday that Mexico’s economy will expand 2% in 2019, after the International Monetary...
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Science, Technology & Internet

Facebook-style app launches in Vietnam amid tightening internet rules

HANOI (Reuters) – A Facebook-style social network was launched in Vietnam on Tuesday, following calls by the Communist-ruled government for domestic tech companies to...

Japan’s Marubeni backs blockchain crowd-sourcing platform for solar, wind farms

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Japan’s Marubeni Corp <8002.T> has agreed to back a blockchain power purchasing platform, WePower, that is looking to establish itself in...

Daimler, Bosch get approval to test driverless valet parking

BERLIN (Reuters) – Daimler and auto supplier Bosch will start valet parking using autonomous driving technology in Stuttgart, Germany, after local authorities gave the...

Entertainment & Celebrities

Will life imitate art? Steppe queen movie makes Kazakhs wonder

By Olzhas Auyezov ALMATY (Reuters) – An aging central Asian leader grooms his daughter to succeed him, and she then overcomes suspicion from her patriarchal...

Box Office: ‘The Lion King’ Rules With $185 Million Debut

By Rebecca Rubin LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney’s “The Lion King” dominated box office charts. Director Jon...

Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to set all-time box office record

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Marvel Studios superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame” will claim the top of the global box office charts by Sunday, distributor Walt...

Sports

Rise of Jantjies creates Bok selection poser for Erasmus

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Just a year ago South Africa looked thin on talent at scrumhalf, a position of genuine concern heading toward the...

Twins hit five HRs, turn triple play

Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota’s five home runs, and the Twins turned a triple play en route to an 8-6 victory over the...

Olympics: Tokyo well positioned one year out from Games after early...

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) – When Tokyo was awarded the rights to the 2020 Olympics in Buenos Aires six years ago, it was hoped...

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Pakistan Prime Minister says he will try to persuade Taliban to meet Afghan government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said he would try on his return home from a U.S. visit to persuade the Taliban to meet with...

Scans show changes to brains of ‘injured’ Havana U.S. embassy workers

By Gene Emery (Reuters) – Advanced brain scans of U.S. Embassy employees who reported falling ill while serving in Havana revealed significant differences, according to a new study published on...

Bulgaria president vetoes $1.26 billion deal for F-16 fighter jets

SOFIA (Reuters) – Bulgarian President Rumen Radev on Tuesday vetoed a deal to buy eight new Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets, describing a lack of consensus over the purchase...

More than 60 killed, hundreds of thousands displaced by flooding in Bangladesh

By Ruma Paul and Serajul Quadir DHAKA (Reuters) – Severe flooding has killed at least 61 people, displaced nearly 800,000 and inundated thousands of homes across a third of Bangladesh,...

Senior U.S. lawmaker rejects Justice Department limits on Mueller testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A day before Robert Mueller’s eagerly anticipated congressional testimony, a senior Democratic U.S. lawmaker on Tuesday accused President Donald Trump’s Justice Department of arrogance in instructing...