General News


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Thursday said food prices dipped to a 55-month low in February, having dropped a steady percent from the previous month and 14 percent below its level compared to a year earlier, The lowest level since July 2010, the decline reflects a robust...

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week. If found effective, the vaccine could be the "game-changer to finally end the epidemic" that has affected nearly 24,000 people, mostly in West Africa. WHO will launch a Phase...

dunkin-030515.jpg Dunkin' Donuts has agreed to remove a whitening agent called titanium dioxide, commonly a source of nanomaterials, from all powdered sugar used in its donuts. The move follows pressure from advocacy group As You Sow, which put a shareholder proposal asking Dunkin' to reduce the risks of using nanomaterials in its food products.

Supreme-Court_05Mar15.jpg Following yesterday's critical Obamacare hearing, the Supreme Court announced Thursday it will hear arguments in an historic case on same-sex marriage late next month.

scott-jeb-030515.jpg Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush lead a crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates, according to the results of a national Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.

hilary-030515.jpg In an effort to respond to the controversy over her use of a private email address while serving as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said she has asked the State Department to release her emails.

peeps-030515.jpg Diary products company Prairie Farms is teaming up with Just Born, the maker of marshmallow candies PEEPS, to launch PEEPS flavored milk just in time for Easter.

EA-SimCity-030515.jpg Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. has shut down Maxis Emeryville, the Maxis studio behind videogames such as SimCity and Spore. Electronic Arts said that the changes will not impact its plans for the Sims, adding that the first expansion pack for the Sims 4 will come soon, with additional updates and content in the pipeline.

manufacturing-030411_05Mar15.jpg New orders for U.S. manufactured goods unexpectedly saw a modest decrease in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said factory orders edged down by 0.2 percent in January.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has expressed deep concern over the recent spate of attacks against its volunteers and staff. In the last month alone, two volunteers and one staff member were killed in Sudan. Volunteers have been attacked in Myanmar, and in Guinea teams fighting...

The world may be at a "turning point" as violent extremism and intolerance remain pervasive across the spectrum of global society, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday as he urged Member States to uphold the human rights principles underlying their communities in their...

Draghi-030515.jpg The European Central Bank will commence its bond purchases under an historic $1.1 trillion quantitative easing plan next week and expects the impact from it stimulus measures to return inflation to the euro area next year.

kenya-030515.jpg The Kenyan economy is set on a course for sustained growth in the years ahead, amid the falling oil prices and its 'accommodative monetary policy' to make it one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a report published by the World Bank.

NonFarmProductivity-030515.jpg With output rising by less than previously estimated, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. labor productivity in the fourth quarter fell by more than initially reported.

lumber-030515.jpg Trouble is piling up for Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc. from different quarters, with a U.S. Senator calling for a federal probe into the specialty retailer of hardwood flooring, while two law firms said they have filed a class action lawsuit against the company for selling Chinese-made laminated wood floors containing dangerous levels of toxic formaldehyde.

Follow RTT