Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro, who made a rare public appearance to vote in legislative elections earlier this month, said his knee still bothers him from a fall he took almost nine years ago and he has trouble reading newspapers because of failing eyesight.
India’s Supreme Court denied Novartis AG’s request for patent protection for its Gleevec cancer treatment, allowing the nation’s generic-drug makers to continue to sell copies of the drug at a lower price.
A generation ago, Oriana Fallaci was one of the most famous journalists in the world, interviewing Fidel Castro, Indira Gandhi, Henry Kissinger and the Ayatollah 3`1Khomeini, among other global history makers.
Hugo Chavez, the self-declared socialist who transformed Venezuelan politics by channeling record oil revenue to the poor, nationalizing corporations and vilifying foes as U.S. imperialist puppets, has died. He was 58.
Now that the 2013 baseball season is under way, let’s take a moment to commemorate the first anniversary of one of the biggest shakedowns in the history of the game -- and the con artist who pulled it off: Jeffrey Loria.