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World 10 Apr 2020 | 6:44 PM

India's coronavirus relief plan could leave millions without food aid, activists say

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Tens of millions of Indians stand to see few benefits from a coronavirus relief package worth $22.6 billion, economists and food rights activists say, a scenario that spells catastrophe for Karan Kumar, a struggling day labourer in the capital.

World 09 Dec 2018 | 6:53 PM

Italy's League leader faces friendly fire over budget

ROME/PADUA (Reuters) - Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, normally relishes confrontation, but now the firebrand populist is under attack from a place he calls home.

World 20 Jul 2018 | 5:18 PM

Japan beefs up child welfare measures after 'soul-crushing' abuse death

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is taking emergency steps to boost the number of child welfare workers by 60 percent within five years, spurred by the death of a child whose handwritten notes seeking forgiveness from her abusive parents have shaken the nation.

World 25 Mar 2018 | 8:09 PM

Italy's 5-Star head praises League leader after parliamentary speaker deal

MILAN (Reuters) - The head of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement praised the leader of the anti-migrant League after the two parties brokered a deal to elect parliament's speakers, a further sign they could explore an alliance to form a government.

India 23 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

The Indian diaspora, diplomacy, development

Diasporas emerge as an important component of globalisation, connecting people of various regions, socio-economic, political and cultural backgrounds.

AseanPlus News 23 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Difficult job of fighting poverty in HK has still to be done

LAST week, the Commission on Poverty held a summit that analysed Hong Kongs poverty situation last year.