World leaders launch bid for climate breakthrough in Paris PARIS (Reuters) - World leaders will launch an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures, seeking common cause in two weeks of bargaining to steer the global economy away from dependence on fossil fuels.
Smog chokes Delhi, Beijing as climate talks begin BEIJING/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The capitals of the world's two most populous nations, China and India, were blanketed in hazardous, choking smog on Monday as climate change talks began in Paris, where leaders of both countries are leading participants.
Lakers' Bryant to retire at end of season REUTERS - Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant, arguably the best player of his generation, announced on Sunday he will retire after the 2015-16 National Basketball Association season.
China sticks to right to decide reincarnation of Dalai Lama BEIJING (Reuters) - China will never give up the right to decide on the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama, a top Chinese official said on Monday, despite criticism from rights groups and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader on the issue.
India's economic growth seen picking up, RBI may hold rates steady NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's economic growth likely picked up in the July-September quarter, outpacing China on improving domestic demand and manufacturing activity that could persuade the Reserve Bank of India to keep interest rates unchanged on Tuesday.