U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) holds private talks ...
Dec 5th, 2011
(Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) holds private talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai during an international conference on the future of Afghanistan, in Bonn December 5, 2011. Foreign governments pledged on Monday to support Afghanistan long after allied troops go home, with or without a political settlement with insurgents once seen as the best way to prevent a new civil war. REUTERS/J. Scott Applewhite/Pool (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS) -
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is joining private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Geithner, who played a major role in combating the global financial crisis during the four years he served as Treasury secretary, will join the New York-based firm in March as president and managin... [Full Article]
India's Supreme Court Wednesday reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex that enables the jailing of homosexuals in a major setback for rights campaigners in the world's biggest democracy. A two-judge bench struck down a landmark Delhi High Court ruling in 2009 which found that section 377 of the Indian penal code prohibiting "carnal... [Full Article]
By Jennifer Saba and Alexei Oreskovic NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Photo-sharing service Instagram unveiled a new feature on Thursday to let people send images and messages privately, as the Facebook-owned company seeks to bolster its appeal among younger consumers who are increasingly using mobile messaging applications. Facebook Inc, the wo... [Full Article]
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has given Syria's warring sides until December 27 to name their delegations to planned peace negotiations next month, officials said on Thursday. About 30 ministers from big powers, regional countries and others are due to gather in the resort of Montreux on January... [Full Article]