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India gives ‘king of sweets’ a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) – India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighboring states over the ownership rights. Varieties of ‘Rosogolla’, popularly known as the king of Indian sweets, are displayed inside a sweet shop in Kolkata, India, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri Luscious rosogolla, or sweet cheese balls dripping with sugar syrup, have long been a favorite dessert across the Indian subcontinent and among the diaspora. But two eastern states, West Bengal and Odisha, have beenRead More

Ohio workers vote against union at Chinese auto supplier plant

(Reuters) – Workers at a Chinese-owned auto glass plant in southwestern Ohio voted heavily against union representation, the United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Thursday, in a major blow for the union’s strategy for organizing foreign-owned auto factories. FILE PHOTO: An American flag flies in front of the United Auto Workers union logo on the front of the UAW Solidarity House in Detroit, Michigan,U.S., September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo UAW’s defeat comes after a stinging loss it suffered in the U.S. Deep South in August. The vote, which beganRead More

Boxing: Parker, Joshua keen to fight next, says New Zealander’s promoter

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s Anthony Joshua and New Zealander Joseph Parker are keen to fight each other in a heavyweight title clash early next year but the finances have to be right for both boxers, Parker’s promoter said on Wednesday. Boxing – Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam – IBF & WBA World Heavyweight Titles – Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain – October 28, 2017 Anthony Joshua in action against Carlos Takam Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge/File Photo Joshua holds the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, while Parker holds the WBORead More

EU at impasse before final push to clinch carbon market reform

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU negotiators are split over the uses of a new clean technology fund ahead of talks on carbon market reforms on Wednesday, with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at U.N. climate talks in Bonn. The last round of talks between EU nations, the European Parliament and the EU executive to finalize reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) post-2020 broke down over the issue in October, and the negotiators remain divided. The cap-and-trade system is the EU’s flagship tool forRead More

Rapper Nelly arrested on sexual assault allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Grammy-winning rapper Nelly was arrested near Seattle early on Saturday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on a tour bus, police said. The woman dialed 911 to report the sexual assault had occurred when the bus was parked at a shopping center in Auburn, which is less than 20 miles (32 km) south of Seattle, local police said in a statement. Nelly, best-known for the hit songs “Ride Wit Me,” “Hot in Herre” and “Dilemma,” performed at an amphitheater in Auburn on FridayRead More

Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and others honor Las Vegas victims in Nashville

Grammy winners, country music Hall of Famers, actors, singers and songwriters and the mayor gathered on Monday at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville to memorialize the dozens of people who lost their lives less than 24 hours earlier at a country music concert in Las Vegas. “This is the kind of city that will wrap its arms around you, and that is exactly what we’re here to do tonight,” the evening’s master of ceremonies, actor Charles Esten, said as he began. The Grand Ole Opry’s general manager, Sally Williams, hintedRead More

Yemen cholera cases could hit 1 million by year-end: Red Cross

GENEVA (Reuters) – The humanitarian situation in Yemen is a “catastrophe”, and cholera cases could reach a million by the end of the year, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Friday. Warring parties in Yemen – including the western-backed Saudi-led coalition – are all using disproportionate force, leading to “very excessive” civilian casualties, said Alexandre Faite, the head of the Red Cross delegation in Yemen. In addition, suspected cases of cholera have reached 750,000, with 2,119 deaths, Faite said, and the Red Cross expects at least 900,000Read More

Musk shrinks SpaceX Mars rocket to cut costs

ADELAIDE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – To cut costs, Elon Musk’s SpaceX company has shrunk the size of the rocket ship it is developing to go to Mars, aiming to start construction on the first spaceship in the first half of next year, Musk said on Friday. SpaceX plans its first trip to the red planet in 2022, carrying only cargo, to be followed by a manned mission in 2024, Musk, who serves as chief executive and lead designer of Space Exploration Technologies, said at a conference in Adelaide. NASA’s first human missionRead More

Why holiday travelers should book airfare this week

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday travel season — at least for those looking to score flight deals. Airfare booking and tracking sites indicate this week may be the least expensive period to book those costly holiday travel flights. Both Hopper, an airfare prediction app, and Hipmunk, an online travel company, agree that holiday airfare should be booked prior to Halloween. Hopper’s data show a dramatic increase on domestic flight this Thanksgiving — $325 on average as compared to $288. Hipmunk’s data looks at historical prices andRead More

The Latest: Mexico City mayor puts capital quake toll at 115

The latest on a major earthquake that has struck Mexico (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera says a total of 115 people have died in the capital following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that shook the capital and nearby states. That would bring the nationwide death toll to 245, based on an earlier federal government report counting 100 deaths in the capital and putting the overall number of confirmed deaths at 230. Mexico City has suffered the highest death toll. But Mancera also said that twoRead More