Sunak may ban cigarettes in UK for future generations: The Guardian

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering introducing measures that would ban the next generation from ever being able to buy cigarettes, The Guardian reported, citing government sources.

September 23, 2023 1:34 pm


One dead, 10 missing in Taiwan golf factory fire

One person died and 10 were missing after a fire and explosion on Friday at a factory in southern Taiwan that makes golfing equipment, the government said.

September 23, 2023 12:35 pm


Philippines issues health warning as capital hit by smog, volcanic gas

The alert remained at level 1 on a five-level scale, denoting a “slight increase in volcanic earthquake, and steam or gas activity”.

September 23, 2023 11:45 am


Australia fines lender NAB $1.4 million for wrongfully charging fees

The Australian Federal Court has fined the country’s second-biggest lender National Australia Bank (NAB) <NAB.AX> a penalty of A$2.1 million ($1.4 million) for wrongfully charging customers periodic payment fees, the securities regulator said on Friday.

September 23, 2023 10:32 am


India stops new visas for Canadians, asks Ottawa to downsize missions as spat worsens

India suspended new visas for Canadians and asked Ottawa to reduce its diplomatic presence in the country, sharply escalating a spat triggered by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s accusations linking New Delhi to a Sikh separatist’s murder.

September 23, 2023 9:30 am


India's Delta Corp gets tax notice for $1.34 billion

Indian casino operator Delta Corp (DELT.NS) said on Friday it has received a notice from the government to pay tax of 111.4 billion Indian rupees ($1.34 billion) along with interest and penalty for the period July 2017 to March 2022.

September 23, 2023 8:19 am


Bus carrying high school band rolls off highway in New York, killing two

A bus carrying members of a high school marching band on a trip to a music camp ran off a highway and tumbled down a steep ravine in New York state on Thursday, killing two people and injuring dozens of others, several of them severely.

September 22, 2023 5:21 pm


US talking to India about Canada murder, no 'special exemption,' Biden adviser says

The U.S. is in touch with Indians at high levels after Ottawa said Indian government agents had links to the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in Canada, and Washington is giving India no “special exemption” in the matter, U.S. national security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday.

September 22, 2023 4:41 pm


Colors promoting UN goals or LGBTQ rights?

Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan complained that he was uncomfortable with the use of what he described as “LGBT colors” at the United Nations.

September 22, 2023 2:13 pm


Canada's Trudeau wants India to cooperate in murder probe

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called on India to cooperate with an investigation.

September 22, 2023 11:59 am


Poland, with election looming, says it isn't sending new arms to Ukraine

Poland is only carrying out previously agreed arms deliveries to Ukraine, a government spokesman said on Thursday, amid souring bilateral relations due to a grain dispute just weeks before a Polish parliamentary election.

September 22, 2023 10:20 am


King Charles visits Notre-Dame in state trip aimed at bolstering ties

King Charles underscored on Thursday the importance of the relationship between Britain and France and called for a renewed “Entente Cordiale” to tackle climate change, on the second day of a state visit to France.

September 22, 2023 9:44 am

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