Minutes after tycoon Ratan Tata abandoned a two-year quest to build the world’s cheapest car in West Bengal over farmer protests, he got a text message from the frontrunner to be India’s next leader: “Welcome to Gujarat.”
In the sanctuary above an herbal tonic bar, before a seated Buddha and a pair of mandalas, 48 volunteers for congressional candidate Marianne Williamson close their eyes and meditate as Annelise Balfour, the manager and head facilitator of the Source Spiritual Center, intones a welcome prayer.
From a corner conference room overlooking the Thames, Michael Sherwood, a vice chairman of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., has the guts to voice publicly what many in London’s centuries-old financial district are increasingly worried about behind closed doors: that threats to Britain’s membership in the European Union are threats to British business.
Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond increased pressure on Prime Minister David Cameron to share a public platform to debate the U.K.’s future as a poll showed more people are warming to independence for Scotland.
A divided U.S. Supreme Court struck down decades-old limits on the total amount donors can give to federal candidates and parties, dealing a fresh blow to efforts to curb the role of money in American politics.
New Zealand opened areas totaling more than one and a half times its land size for oil and gas exploration, saying the potential for petroleum production in the South Pacific nation has barely been tapped.