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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

U.S. trade panel set to recommend solar trade tariffs

(Reuters) – Federal trade officials on Tuesday will recommend measures to safeguard struggling domestic solar panel manufacturers against cheap imports in a closely watched case that could have a major impact on the price of U.S. solar power. FILE PHOTO: Solar electric panels are shown installed on the roof of the Hanover Olympic building, the first building to offer individual solar-powered net-zero apartments in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo The vote by the U.S. International Trade Commission is a major milestone in a case thatRead More

Trump to shrink Utah national monuments in bid to boost drilling, mining

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah said on Friday, a change that will open parts of them to drilling and mining but which Democrats, environmental groups and Native Americans are vowing to fight. FILE PHOTO: Bears Ears, the twin rock formations which form part of Bears Ears National Monument in the Four Corners region, are pictured in Utah, U.S., May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo The decision would mark the Trump administration’s mostRead More

France eyes legalizing assisted reproduction for gay women in 2018

PARIS (Reuters) – The right of lesbian couples and single women to have access to assisted reproduction was “a matter of social justice” and will likely be legislated next year, a French government minister said on Tuesday. The move would mark a significant extension of gay rights in France, where violent protests preceded the legalization of same-sex marriage and adoption by homosexual couples in 2013. “It was a campaign promise. It will be honored,” Marlene Schiappa, minister for gender equality, told BFM TV. She said a bill would likely passRead More

Mexico’s ICA says filed pre-packaged bankruptcy plan

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican construction company ICA (ICA.MX) said late on Friday it and its subsidiaries had filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan that had been subscribed to by the majority of its creditors. ICA, which has been struggling under a high dollar-denominated debt load, said the plan had been filed in accordance with the statutes of Mexican bankruptcy law. “The restructuring process seeks to preserve the operations and business in progress of the entities that make up the ICA Group,” the company said in a statement to the MexicanRead More

Body found belongs to missing Swedish journalist: Danish police

Danish police confirmed on Wednesday morning that the torso found in the area in which a journalist went missing two weeks ago does belong to the woman. Kim Wall, a 30-year-old reporter, is believed to have died this month aboard an amateur-built submarine that sank in the Baltic Sea, The Associated Press reported. Police said Wednesday the torso — which was found without a head, legs or arms — is the remains of Wall. Danish police tweeted the torso was a DNA match with the reporter. Police said DNA fromRead More

Cycling: Former Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test – world news headlines from reuters

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain’s former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling’s governing body said on Thursday. Sanchez, 39, won the 2008 Olympic road race in Beijing and five individual stages in the Vuelta a Espana between 2005 and 2007 as well as an individual stage on the 2011 Tour de France. He will now miss this year’s Vuelta, which begins on Saturday in Nimes, France. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) said in a statement on its website thatRead More