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Jews and Judaism

Op-Ed Contributor: Can a Jew Love France?

The country my family continues to dream of no longer exists for people like us. Maybe it never did.

These are the texts people sent to loved ones during the Hawaii missile alert

Hawaiian residents and vacationers spent 38 horrific minutes preparing for an incoming ballistic missile and possible death on Saturday, until the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency corrected a false alarm message.


South Korea's speed skaters face tough competition on home ice

(Reuters) - Picking up medals on the fast ice of the Gangneung Oval at the Winter Olympics could be a tall order for South Korea's speed skaters, according to Dutchman Bob de Jong, who is assistant coach of the hosts' national team.


Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

In “Fellow Travelers,” a story of persecuted gay love during the 1950s, the composer Gregory Spears demonstrates how to be original.

Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, told CNN: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

Mia love: I am the American dream

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) shares her family's experience emigrating from Haiti, which give her an opportunity to be the first Haitian-American elected to the US Congress.


Brignone revels in tough conditions to win Super G

BAD KLEINKIRCHHEIM, Austria (Reuters) - Italian Federica Brignone won the women's World Cup Super G race on Saturday, saying she reveled in the tough conditions which forced organizers to switch the program.

Tapper: You know who loved Trump's comments?

CNN's Jake Tapper compares reactions to President's Trump "shithole countries" remarks following the President's tweeted denial.

Analysis: Trump doesn't seem to know what 'tough' means

Hoping to quiet the furor caused by his calling certain countries "shitholes" in an immigration meeting with members of Congress at the White House on Thursday, President Donald Trump sought to recast the slur as simply evidence of his muscular approach to governance -- and life.


Trump slams Senate 'Dreamer' deal, seeks to walk back 'tough' words

(Note: 9th and 13th paragraphs includes language some readers will find offensive)

Fashion and Apparel

On the Runway: Is the Fashion Wearables Love Affair Over?

Judging by the Consumer Electronics Show, the answer may be yes.

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: For Best Hookup Results, Use Your Words, O.K.?

How physical desire, fake flattery and a vanishing act can make casual sex anything but casual.


UPDATE 3-Canada talks tough on trade as endgame on NAFTA talks nears

LONDON, Ontario, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Canada is talking tough with the United States, stressing its determination to push back against what it says are unfair trade practices ahead of crucial talks to revamp the tri-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.


Warming set to breach Paris accord's toughest limit by mid century: draft

OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said.


Merkel sees 'tough day' in crunch German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservatives still had high hurdles to clear in Thursday's talks on forming a coalition with Social Democrats (SPD) pressing for accelerated European integration.

An Ending for a Love Story

Kenneth and Peter were together for 59 years, a rarity in their world. And when Peter died, Kenneth was ready for that last Champagne and caviar.

Rome (Italy)

The Befana Market, a Beloved Roman Tradition, Is Imperiled

Italian families have long made pilgrimages to the Piazza Navona over the holidays, but the kid-magnet event has been wounded by politics, poor quality and delays.

Prisons and Prisoners

Outside Iran’s Most Notorious Prison, Calls for Loved Ones to Be Freed

More than 500 people have been arrested in Tehran during the recent protests, and the families and friends of prisoners have gathered outside Evin Prison to call for their release.


To Get a Loved One’s Face, a Lifelike Mask in Return

NYU surgeons hope a 3-D printed reproduction will encourage people to donate the faces of dying family members for use as transplants.

Cooking and Cookbooks

A Good Appetite: A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish

This quickly braised cod in butter and wine is practically defined by its simplicity and speed.

Smoking and Tobacco

Economic View: Why Even Tougher Regulations on Smoking Are Justified

Smoking harms nonsmokers, and the damage isn’t merely caused by secondhand smoke.


Brazil's Eletrobras hires Hogan Lovells to resolve U.S. class action lawsuits

SAO PAULO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-owned power holding Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA has hired law firm Hogan Lovells to "resolve class action lawsuits" in the U.S., according to a note published on Friday on the official government gazette.


California Defiant in Face of Federal Move to Get Tough on Marijuana

Four days after legal marijuana sales began in the state, lawmakers and leaders of the cannabis industry vowed legalization would proceed.


Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

A teenager in a wheelchair forges an unlikely but enduring relationship with the young woman hired to care for his infant half brother.


Editorial: Making Art Lovers Pay

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping its “suggested” admission for out-of-staters, in favor of a mandatory set of fees.


Fewer family visas approved as Trump toughens vetting of immigrants: Reuters review

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is ramping up calls on the U.S. Congress to stop legal immigrants from sponsoring extended family members who want to move to the United States, saying so-called "chain migration" poses a threat to national security.

Politics and Government

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Learning to Love Nehru

I used to think India’s first prime minister was embarrassingly westernized. Now I see that he was one of our great thinkers.


Tough choice to decide African Footballer of the Year

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Africa will crown its best soccer player on Thursday but the electors have a tough choice in deciding between the three candidates for the 2017 African Footballer of the Year award.


After tough year, Hong Kong democracy protesters sound warning to China on New Year's day

HONG KONG (Reuters) - After a year that saw democracy advocates in Hong Kong jailed and ousted from public office, thousands marched through the streets of Hong Kong on New Year's Day to warn China not to meddle further in the city's affairs and undermine its autonomy.


The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

Families have turned the side of a warehouse facing a federal jail in Brooklyn into a message board for their imprisoned relatives.

Grief consumes loved ones of NY apartment fire victims

Fernando Batiz says he's "just numb" after the deadly fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in a Bronx apartment building.


The Little Tramp and the Refugees Who Loved, Then Loathed Him

At a film club for young women who have escaped bleak lives, Charlie Chaplin’s silents offered an escape. Then they learned about his offscreen life.


Modern Love: Love Calls, and So Does the Priesthood

On a subway platform, she shared a New Year’s Eve kiss with a man planning to be a priest. Could it go any further?


Algeria's shale gas plans will take time, require tough reforms

ALGIERS/LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Algeria needs to exploit its shale gas resources to offset a surge in local energy consumption that is eating into vital exports, but developing the industry will take time and require far-reaching reforms at the state energy firm.


Review: In ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,’ a Monster to Love

The dancer Robert Fairchild’s creature has a delicate, disarming beauty in Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s ambitious but awkward production.

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: 10 Ways to Love Better

This year’s most-read Modern Love columns delivered unexpected kernels of wisdom.

Retail's toughest year: A record for store closings

Travel and Vacations

On the Road for Work and Finding Love

Some time-crunched business travelers find matchmaking services can be an efficient way to meet like-minded singles.

Winfrey, Oprah

The White Internet’s Love Affair With Digital Blackface

All across the internet, white people feel empowered to play around with black identity.

Dems, GOP deeply divided on sexual harassment

Americans view sexual harassment far more seriously than they did two decades ago, according to a new CNN poll.


BRIEF-Clover Partners' Mike Shafir Intends To Nominate 2 Persons For Election As Directors Of Coastway Bancorp


10 gifts for design lovers

With the festive season in full swing, CNN Style takes a look at some of the year's best ornaments and accessories for design lovers.

Why kids love 'fascist' cartoons

Parents like to see themselves as purveyors of possibility. We want our children to inhabit a world in which identities are both mutable and equal, and imagination and empathy reign supreme!


Tougher North Korea sanctions could hit home, analysts say ahead of U.N. vote

SEOUL (Reuters) - Newly proposed sanctions on North Korea could have a significant effect on the isolated country's already struggling economy, analysts said ahead of an expected U.N. Security Council vote on Friday, which will hinge on support from China and Russia.


South Korea weighs support for tougher sanctions on North as it seeks Olympics peace

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean officials signaled support for a U.S.-drafted U.N. resolution designed to toughen sanctions on North Korea, even as Seoul seeks to delay joint military exercises with the United States to attract the North to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Embargoes and Sanctions

Proposed U.N. Resolution Would Toughen Sanctions on North Korea

The proposed limits on fuel, shipping and contract workers come less than a month after North Korea tested its most powerful ballistic missile.


Modern Love: Shooing Carolers Away for a Love That Stays

As Christmas nears, a young woman hospitalized with pediatric leukemia basks in a new romance even as her health fails.


Slovenia to sell its two largest state banks in 2019

LJUBLJANA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Slovenia plans to sell its two largest banks -- state-owned Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) and Abanka -- in 2019, Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman told a news conference on Thursday.

Trump victory leads to GOP lovefest

Getting shot is "a helluva way to lose weight," says President Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos has odd moments at the GOP tax love fest.


Amazon's allure may be tough to top this holiday: poll

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - More U.S. online shoppers plan to give Inc the bulk of their holiday business this year than in previous years, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll, despite costly efforts by traditional retailers to attract customers to their websites.


Olympics: IOC sanctions Slovenian from Vancouver Games re-tests

BERLIN (Reuters) - Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin was sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after re-tests of samples showed she had used banned substances during the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics.


UPDATE 1-U.S. gives China draft proposal for tougher North Korea sanctions - sources

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The United States has given China a draft resolution for tougher U.N. sanctions on North Korea and is hoping for a quick vote on it by the U.N. Security Council, a Western diplomat said on Tuesday.

Olive Garden is still a hit with pasta lovers


Arrested Myanmar reporters: Two book lovers dedicated to their craft

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - In many ways Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, symbolize their country's emergence after decades of isolation - both from modest, provincial backgrounds, they worked hard to pursue careers that would have been impossible in the junta era into which they were born.


Arrested Myanmar reporters: Two book lovers dedicated to the truth

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - In many ways Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, symbolize their country's emergence after decades of isolation - both from modest, provincial backgrounds, they worked hard to pursue careers that would have been impossible in the junta era into which they were born.


Indian ruling party in tough election fight in Modi's home state, vote count shows

NEW DELHI, Dec 18 (Reuters) - India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was in a close fight with the main opposition in an election in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Monday, trends from the early vote count showed.


U.N.'s Zeid toughens warning of 'genocide' in Myanmar

GENEVA (Reuters) - The top U.N. human rights official has said he would not be surprised if a court one day ruled that acts of genocide had been committed against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, according to a television interview to be shown on Monday.


Beyond Boko Haram’s Reach, Love and Feminism Flourish

In a part of Nigeria where militants treat women like property, many are pushing back, partying all night and expecting husbands who do the dishes.

Surgery and Surgeons

Voices: Learning to Accept (if Not Love) My Scar

More than three decades after my cancer surgery, I still hesitate when someone asks, “What’s up with your scar?”

America has a love/hate relationship with Sarah Sanders

Sarah Sanders is teaching us a thing or two about the definition of confounding. As in, bewildering, astonishing, baffling, perplexing, mystifying or -- just plain confusing.


'Congratulations': EU moves to Brexit phase two but warns will be tough

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of divorce negotiations before Britain's exit could be fraught with peril.


'Congratulations': EU launches next phase of Brexit but warns of tough talks ahead

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of Britain's divorce negotiations could be fraught with peril.


Bedene to switch allegiance from Britain back to Slovenia

LONDON (Reuters) - World number 49 Aljaz Bedene has finally given up on representing his adopted country Britain and will switch allegiance back to his native Slovenia next year.


Modern Love: Getting Married Is Better Than Dying, Right?

She was gravely ill. He had a job with health insurance. Nothing like tying the knot on the way to the hospital to make someone believe in love.


Red-suited frontman for Finland's Santa village calls for Christmas love

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) - A red-suited frontman for Santa Claus village in Lapland has asked people to "share the compassion and the love of Christmas" this year.

RealReal Inc

Critical Shopper: Why You Should Love Secondhand Fashion Now

The RealReal, the luxury consignment site, has opened its first store.


Cycling: Froome faces tough questions after positive Vuelta test

LONDON (Reuters) - Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome could potentially be stripped of his Vuelta a Espana title after a urine test he gave during the race in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.


Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

BOSTON/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business.


UPDATE 1-Exxon deal aside, tough proxy season looms at U.S. energy firms

BOSTON/HOUSTON, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Climate activists said on Tuesday they would take a tough shareholder resolution off the table at Exxon Mobil Corp after the company agreed to provide new details about how climate change could affect its business.

Democrats face tough choice on DACA

With just two weeks until Congress is expected to leave town, the fate of roughly 700,000 young immigrants still hangs in the balance.

'Love overcoming fear': What nominees are saying

Some lucky people woke up Monday morning to news that they had been nominated for a Golden Globe award.

Taj Mahal

Editorial: Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation’s unifying cultural treasure.


DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love

A nifty new patented technology allows you to take your loved ones with you wherever and forever. Yes, even cats. Talk about “Winona Forever”!


On Baseball: Tommy John Would Love a Plaque to Accompany All of His Fame

Best known for the elbow surgery that is named after him, John now awaits the results of a vote on Sunday that could get him in the door at Cooperstown.


Airbnb pushes back on Singapore's tough home rental rules

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Short-term home rental service Airbnb on Friday called Singapore's regulatory framework "untenable" as authorities said they planned to hold discussions with home-sharing platforms and resident groups soon on how such accommodation may be allowed.


Trial over 'Love Parade' deaths begins in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ten people went on trial in Germany on Friday for alleged failures in planning the "Love Parade" music festival in 2010 when 21 people were killed and more than 650 injured in a stampede.

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: He Showed Me His Tiles, So I Showed Him Mine

Nine years of therapy and one board game help a woman understand that love can’t be mastered through hard work and perfectionism.

GOP Rep Love: Farenthold should resign

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) said that her colleague Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) should resign in light of allegations he sexually harassed members of his staff.


Wildfires pile woes on California pot industry after tough year

(Reuters) - Wildfires blazing through Southern California are worrying marijuana growers, who fear that smoke could damage their crops, the basis of a newly legalized industry in the state.

Analysis: A whole lot more people hate the GOP tax plan than love it

Midterm elections -- like the one coming up in 2018 -- are all about turning out base voters. Why? History tells us that only the most stalwart partisans turn out when the presidential race isn't on the ballot. So if your side wants to pick up House and Senate seats in a non-presidential election, you need to find ways to excite its most committed members.


Bobby Cannavale, Tough Guy, ‘Can Handle a Pink Couch’

He charms Martin Scorsese and thrills his co-stars, so isn’t it time you recognized that Mr. Cannavale isn’t “the guy you went to high school with”?


Tillerson holds tough line on Russia sanctions over Ukraine

VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held his tough line on Russia during a visit to Europe on Thursday, saying in front of his Russian counterpart that Washington would keep sanctions in place until Russian forces withdraw from Ukraine.


Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.


Tillerson takes tough line on Russia, open to peacekeepers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday there could be no normal relations with Russia until Moscow ended its support for separatists in Ukraine and returned Crimea, in comments likely to reassure Western allies.

GOP tax plan has tight timeline and tough poll numbers

The lobbying bonanza has officially kicked into high gear. Name the industry or interest group and they've been on the Hill the last 48 hours to try and persuade, defend or outright defeat various provisions in a tax overhaul that all involved see as a train that's not only moving, but almost to its final destination.


Christine Keeler, the love triangle call girl in Britain's biggest sex scandal, dies

LONDON (Reuters) - Christine Keeler, the woman at the center of a 1960s love triangle between a minister and Soviet naval attache that produced Britain's biggest political sex scandal, has died at the age of 75.


'Responsible' investor group toughens code on global members

BOSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A UN supported group pushing for "responsible" investment said it has adopted tougher rules aimed at making fund managers deliver on pledges to pay attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

United States Politics and Government

The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger?

A children’s health insurance program popular with both Republicans and Democrats is in limbo because of partisan rancor that has stymied legislative action in Washington.


Pivotal Justice Kennedy poses tough questions in gay wedding case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared closely divided with likely pivotal vote Justice Anthony Kennedy posing tough questions about a Christian baker's refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple but also questioning whether a Colorado civil rights commission that ruled on the issue was unduly biased against religion.


U.S. justices pose tough questions about baker's refusal to make gay wedding cake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices including pivotal jurist Anthony Kennedy on Tuesday posed tough questions to lawyers representing a conservative Christian baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, but also raised concerns about religious liberty implications in the closely watched case.

BuzzFeed Inc

First Words: Who Doesn’t Love to Be ‘Petty’?

On social media, pettiness is celebrated as a comic skill. In the corridors of power, it’s more ominous.


Review: Waltzing With Love and Death in ‘Hundred Days’

A revised version of a musical memoir from the Bengsons affectingly reimagines commitment-phobia in existential terms.

FBI director tells staff to 'expect -- and welcome' tough questions

The FBI director told his staff in an agency-wide email Monday that the bureau should "expect -- and welcome -- people asking tough questions," the day after President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that the reputation of the FBI was in "tatters."


'Tough' May holds off Brexit deal after Irish furor

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal with EU negotiators in Brussels on Monday despite earlier reports of a breakthrough agreement that would have kept British-ruled Northern Ireland aligned with EU regulations.


'Tough' May holds off Brexit deal after Irish furore

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal with EU negotiators in Brussels on Monday despite earlier reports of a breakthrough agreement that would have kept British-ruled Northern Ireland aligned with EU regulations.


World Cup favorites spared tough groups in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year's World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday's draw.

Reconciling love and admiration for men who behave badly

On Wednesday morning, NBC's Savannah Guthrie welcomed viewers to the "Today" show by announcing the firing of the program's long-time co-anchor, Matt Lauer.


Holiday Windows, a (Sort of) Love Story

Why are we all so bedazzled by the store vitrines of the season?

Modern Love: When Even a Toddler Can Tell You Don’t Belong

An American stepmother feels like an outsider in the British family she joined. Driving the car pool in her bathrobe doesn’t help.


Genmab and Johnson & Johnson 'love' partnership as some ponder takeover

LONDON (Reuters) - Genmab was Europe's second biggest biotech company, until its partner Johnson & Johnson bought Switzerland's Actelion for $30 billion this year and propelled the Danish antibody specialist to the top spot.

'We loved Matt Lauer': Fans show up day after firing

Thursday's broadcast attracted "Today" show diehards, many of whom admitted they were disappointed that they wouldn't see Lauer.

'The Shape of Water' flows into sweet, strange love story

Guillermo del Toro's visual artistry thrives in the realm of fantasy. The director funnels those skills into a sweet but strange container with "The Shape of Water," a sensual if not fully buoyant reimagining of monster classics that essentially transforms "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" into an unlikely land-sea love story.


Washington 'deeply concerned' about Bolivia reelection ruling

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia on Thursday brushed off criticism from the United States about this week's Constitutional Court decision allowing socialist President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019.


Genmab and J&J 'love' partnership as some ponder takeover

LONDON (Reuters) - Genmab was Europe's second biggest biotech company, until its partner Johnson & Johnson bought Switzerland's Actelion for $30 billion this year and propelled the Danish antibody specialist to the top spot.

Books and Literature

Visuals: So, You’d Like to Buy Your Loved One a Book?

Follow the arrows to discover the best reading to give as a gift this season.

She's the latest female anchor to find herself in a tough spot


U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad.


Tough OPEC meeting looms as Russia unsure about duration of cuts

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week as its leader Saudi Arabia pushes to extend oil output cuts by nine months while non-member Russia is hesitating on the curbs' duration due to worries that the market could overheat.


Tough OPEC meeting looms amid specter of oil deficit

DUBAI/VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week amid concern that its efforts to rebalance the oil market might overshoot by creating a global deficit and spurring a further price rally.


Tough OPEC meeting looms amid spectre of oil deficit

DUBAI/VIENNA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - OPEC is heading for tougher-than-expected policy talks this week amid concern that its efforts to rebalance the oil market might overshoot by creating a global deficit and spurring a further price rally.


From blind date to Botswana's stars, Prince Harry charts love for U.S. actress Meghan Markle

LONDON (Reuters) - Just four weeks after a blind date with U.S. actress Meghan Markle that left him "beautifully surprised", Britain's Prince Harry took his wife-to-be on a trip to Botswana to camp under the stars in his tent.

Bars and Nightclubs

Cocktails Only a Local Could Love

Seven drinks that remain steadfast favorites, but only in the regions where they were born.


Indian police ask interfaith couples: Is it love or terror?

NEW DELHI/ KOCHI, India (Reuters) - India's Supreme Court will begin hearing a case on Monday that prosecutors say shows how Islamic State sympathizers are using “Love Jihad” – marrying Hindu women and converting them to Hinduism – to win recruits and spread their message.

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Modern Love: Love to Love You, Baby

Sometimes we fall for a person, sometimes a place. For Jacqueline Woodson, it was disco-drenched New York, where anything, and everything, could happen.

Divorce, Separations and Annulments

Modern Love: An Optimist’s Guide to Divorce

She fell in love with a married man. He told his wife he wanted to split up. How did they all end up as close friends?


An Unfinished ‘Phantom Opera’ Is Completed With Love

Pauline Oliveros died last year, leaving “The Nubian Word for Flowers.” The surreal meditation on colonialism that she created with her partner, Ione, debuts on Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Brazil's Anec sees more corn exports, 2017 still tough for traders

SAO PAULO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Brazilian grain exporters association Anec revised upward its forecast on Thursday for corn exports this year, but commodities traders operating in the country may still see their worse performance in a decade as margins are squeezed amid a bumper harvest.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: From Afar, He Confessed His Love. Via an App, He Attended His Wedding.

When his dream of moving to New York came true, he realized he was leaving his dream woman behind in Sudan. The couple talk regularly, but “even four times a day is not enough.”


Vanguard's Davis makes case for index funds even in tough times

BOSTON (Reuters) - The rush of money into big index funds has raised concerns about whether they would still prove attractive in a downturn, an issue taking on more importance especially for industry...


First love, gay love, take center stage in 'Call Me By Your Name'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Call Me By Your Name" became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story.

Duras, Marguerite

Books of The Times: Marguerite Duras’s ‘The Lover,’ and Notebooks That Enrich It

Duras’s best-known novel has been reissued in an Everyman’s Library edition, alongside her “Wartime Notebooks” and “Practicalities,” a collection of essays.

Gayle King: This is deeply disturbing and painful

CBS News host Gayle King reacts after eight women accuse journalist Charlie Rose of sexual harassment.


SoftBank funding may spur Uber to re-think tough Southeast Asian market

SINGAPORE(Reuters) - SoftBank Group's multi-billion dollar investment in Uber Technologies Inc opens up the possibility of combining it with other ride-hailing assets the Japanese group owns in a consolidation of a rapidly growing business across Asia, industry sources say.


Workers Lured to Australia Find Low Pay and Tough Conditions

Many of the country’s more than 900,000 temporary foreign workers make less than minimum wage but feel they can’t complain, a new survey showed.

Diet and Nutrition

The New Health Care: How I Lost Weight and Learned to Love Thanksgiving Again

When we moralize about food, we remove joy from eating and forget the benefits of moderation.


Golf: Spieth's Sydney love affair comes with a cash bonus

(Reuters) - World number two Jordan Spieth will be well rewarded for his trip Down Under this week regardless of whether he successfully defends his title at the Australian Open, a tournament he has developed a love affair with over the last four years.


BRIEF-Mediawan sells SVOD rights to “Zone Blanche” to Amazon

* MEDIAWAN SA - SALE OF “ZONE BLANCHE” SVOD RIGHTS TO AMAZON Source text: Further company coverage:; (Gdynia Newsroom)


Review: In This ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ Love Is a Zero-Sum Game

An unconventional Primary Stages adaptation of the Jane Austen novel features gags, dance breaks and other cynical silliness.

Computers and the Internet

Opinion: Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over

But real books, records and brick and mortar stores will take us back with open arms.

Opinion: Do we love our guns more than we love our children?

When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the awful day while we stood on the play yard, as she pulled a gun out of her backpack and pointed it at a group of sixth-grade girls, threatening to shoot.

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Modern Love: Senior Couples Try the 36 Questions That Lead to Love

The questions have led to countless unions. What can they do for pairs who know everything about each other?


Cultural Studies: ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ and Me: A 35-Year Love Affair

Before Harvey Fierstein came along, most gay-themed plays featured characters who were either closeted or bitter or suicidal, and usually all three.


‘Call Me by Your Name’: A Love Story Fueled by Strangers’ Chemistry

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet play lovers with a connection that crackles in this movie from Luca Guadagnino. Yet they first met on set in Italy.

Love (Emotion)

36 Questions That Lead to Love (Again)

“Tell your partner what you like about them, and be very honest.” We asked three couples who know everything about each other to try out Modern Love’s 36 questions, intended to bring strangers closer.

Pregnancy and Childbirth

Modern Love: 17 Million Frozen Sperm Await the Perfect Moment

A woman trying to get pregnant on her own finds connection and hope during a total solar eclipse.


Sarah Silverman Speaks on Louis C.K.: ‘Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?’

On her Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” Ms. Silverman addressed the sexual misconduct of Louis C.K., who has been a longtime friend and colleague.


Review: A Brief ‘Brigadoon’ That’s Almost Like Falling in Love

City Center’s gorgeous revival of the Lerner & Loewe musical, staged by Christopher Wheeldon and starring Kelli O’Hara, disappears after Sunday.


Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

(Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

How Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger fell in love

Patton Oswalt and Meredith Salenger's courtship was a throwback to an earlier era and yet modern at the same time.


Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

BERLIN (Reuters) - Allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they would not agree a coalition at any price ahead of crunch talks on Thursday at which she must forge a three-way alliance or else risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.


Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.


Despite EU caution, France pursues tough line on Iran missile program

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday it wanted an "uncompromising" dialogue with Iran about its ballistic missile program and a possible negotiation over the issue separate from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.


Chagall’s Romantic Love Story Leads Sotheby’s Impressionist Sale

“These Impressionist sales aren’t the events they were, but the prices gave buyers some confidence,” said a London dealer.

Pop and Rock Music

Björk’s New Album Is a Love Letter to Optimism

Björk discusses “Utopia,” an enthusiastic reaction to her dark heartbreak record, “Vulnicura,” and the election of President Trump, and her post about Lars von Trier.


Why Companies Like Toys ‘R’ Us Love to Go Bust in Richmond, Va.

The federal bankruptcy court in Virginia’s capital moves quickly, has expert judges and legal precedents that are favorable to companies, and a reputation for approving huge fees for lawyers.

United States Politics and Government

On Washington: Past Sex Scandals Show McConnell Is Willing to Take a Tough Line

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, who has pushed out Republican offenders in the past, views salacious episodes as a threat to the Senate and to the party’s reputation.


Amazon sells off China cloud assets as tough new rules bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - Inc is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

Love (Emotion)

The Stone: An Open Letter of Love to Kim Jong-un

If loving is a radical act, even a treasonous one, we take joy in it.

SNL gets tough on Roy Moore, Fox News defends him


Slovenia's President Pahor wins second term in close race

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor was re-elected for a second term in a runoff vote on Sunday, beating his challenger in a tight race.


Slovenia's Pahor on course for re-election as president

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor was on course to be re-elected to a second five-year term on Sunday, leading his challenger by six percentage points with 91 percent of votes counted, the Election Commission said shortly after polls closed.

Sesno: Ask the tough questions

While freedom of the press is a right spelled out in the Constitution and upheld by the courts, it is also every American citizen's responsibility to foster and protect, says Frank Sesno

Politics and Government

Slovenia Chooses Between the Incumbent and an Ex-Actor for President

President Borut Pahor was seeking a second term, but his rival, Marjan Sarec, tapped into concerns about the struggling economy and had narrowed the gap.

Here's what they did after their loved ones were killed

Every tragedy, big or small, leaves behind victims and loved ones whose lives are inalterably changed. In some cases, survivors find themselves driven to become activists or advocates, finding meaning in the tragedy by fighting whatever caused it.

‘“We the People” Are Out of Hibernation’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Democratic election gains, more sexual assault revelations and a screaming toddler.

Watching 'I Love You, Daddy' after Louis C.K.'s admission

Louis C.K.'s movie "I Love You, Daddy" would have been oddly creepy under the best of circumstances. But the director-star's admission Friday to masturbating in front of women, confirming a New York Times piece about his misconduct, cemented how near-impossible it would be currently to separate the film from reality.

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Modern Love: Your 13-Word Love Stories

We asked readers to share succinct summaries of their personal lives. Here are some of our favorites.

After 13 years in the military, this is my toughest Veterans Day

Documentary Films and Programs

You Love ‘The Simpsons’? Then Let’s Talk About Apu

The documentary “The Problem With Apu” examines how the stereotypical depiction of the Kwik-E-Mart owner on “The Simpsons” affected a generation of Indian actors.

Weddings and Engagements

Vows: Love’s Road Home

Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”


Indonesia's army plans tough response to separatists threatening mine

JAKARTA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Indonesia's military is ready to take tough measures, if needed, to combat separatists who, it said, were holding civilian hostages in villages in the eastern province of Papua, but will pursue dialogue first.


Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies.


Trump praises 'productive' China talks, but tough action seen ahead

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump lauded his Beijing meetings on trade and North Korea as "very productive", ending a visit which Chinese media declared set a "new blueprint" for handling ties, even as the White House looks set for tougher action on China.

Uber Technologies Inc

Modern Love: When Your Uber Driver Brings a Time Machine

A woman is plunged into her tumultuous past when she gets a ride to the airport from a man intimately connected to her divorce.


Uber boss says U.S. market unprofitable amid tough competition from Lyft

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will continue to lose money in its home market for at least the next six months as rival Lyft Inc poses a fierce competitive challenge, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday in his first public comments since taking the top job at Uber two months ago.


U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl analogues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Thursday that it would classify illicit versions of the synthetic opioid fentanyl at the same level as heroin, allowing criminal prosecution of anyone who possesses, distributes or manufactures illicit versions of the drug.


U.S. drug agency to toughen stance on illicit fentanyl

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced on Thursday it will schedule all illicit versions of fentanyl on an emergency basis, making it easier for prosecutors to go after criminals who try to circumvent the law by manipulating the chemical structure of opioid drugs.

Genetically Modified Food (GMOs)

From Brussels to Arkansas, a Tough Week for Monsanto

French and German opposition torpedoed an E.U. vote to reauthorize the world’s most popular herbicide, while Little Rock moved to restrict an alternative.


For some Palestinians in love, this slum is the only place to live

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Kafr Aqab is no one's dream destination: the overcrowded neighborhood separated from adjacent East Jerusalem by Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank is notorious for...

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: What Love Looks Like

We set out to find couples in New York who would be willing to have their photo taken and to answer some personal questions. Here are 10 couples who agreed.

Opinion: Why do I have to love or hate Trump?

One year into the Trump presidency, every commentator, journalist and Facebook friend seems to want support for their feelings toward the President, whether positive or negative. If you disagree, you are their enemy. They talk in their own echo chambers, watch their own affirming news channels and discuss current events with their like-minded friends.


Labor of love French chateau on market for $30 million

MENARS, France (Reuters) - A vast 18th-century chateau on the banks of France's River Loire is likely to be sold for just a fraction of the amount a Middle Eastern businessman, inspired by his...


MVP Hopefuls Goldschmidt, Arenado among Gold Glove Winners

(Reuters) - Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt's claim on the National League's MVP Award received a boost on Tuesday when he was announced as one of baseball's NL Gold Glove winners, given to the best defensive player at each position.

Tough night for Trump and GOP sends a message for 2018


Brother Love? Puff Daddy? Call me what you want, says Sean Combs

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two days after declaring he had changed his name again, this time to Brother Love, rapper and producer Sean Combs says it was all just a joke.


EU eyes tough Brexit transition terms

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU diplomats will start sketching out a Brexit transition offer on Wednesday that would probably let Britain stay in the single market for about two years after it leaves the bloc in March 2019, EU officials said.

The act that gets tough on North Korea

Modern Love

Modern Love: Dear David’s Wife, Can You Diagnose My Husband, Too?

Figuring out her husband had Asperger’s meant everything would be fine between them, right? Not so fast, says Kristen Finch.

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Modern Love: The 13 Questions That Lead to Divorce

If you were given the chance to bring peace to the Middle East, would you also make that about you?

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Modern Love: We Were in Our 20s and We Didn’t Have a Clue

They met at a wedding. She had a husband. It was brief, fiery, and the memory lingers even if the specifics are a little hazy.

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Modern Love: The Other Woman Speaks

A memorable essay recounted a man’s chance encounter (and coffee date) with the wife of his wife’s lover. But what did she make of the meeting?


German minister warns EU against toughening car emissions targets

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he is against any toughening of European car emissions targets by 2025, warning that stricter rules would cost jobs and growth.


Toyota forecasts tough outlook for U.S. sales, yen boost to overall profit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp upgraded its full-year operating profit forecast by 8 percent on expectations of a weaker yen but flagged a dour outlook for North America, its biggest market, where quarterly sales fell to the lowest in nearly three years.

Sutherland Springs, Tex, Shooting (2017)

Trump Says Tougher Gun Laws Could’ve Worsened Texas Death Toll

If a bystander hadn’t been armed, “instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead,” the president said Tuesday in South Korea.

Books and Literature

Children’s Books: Love and Other Ties That Bind in This Fall’s Y.A. Novels

A pregnant 16-year-old finds her own birth family, a high school senior is roughed up by the police, a brother and sister fall for the same girl, and more.

Polls and Public Opinion

After a Tough 2016, Many Pollsters Haven’t Changed Anything

Private pollsters are trying harder to capture the opinions of less educated white voters, but some public pollsters haven’t adjusted at all.


British PM May deeply troubled by parliament sexual misconduct allegations

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was deeply troubled by a wave of allegations of sexual impropriety in parliament and victims of abuse needed to know that their complaints would be investigated properly.


Kim Jong Un's love of sport could be making of Games

SEOUL/BERLIN (Reuters) - As Olympic officials try to persuade North Korea to join what they hope will be a peaceful winter Games in the South in February, leader Kim Jong Un has a weakness that may help them: He loves sport.


Trump, arriving in Japan, defends tough rhetoric on North Korea

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Japan on Sunday defending his tough rhetoric on North Korea, saying discussions on Pyongyang will figure prominently in talks with other Asian leaders as tensions rise over its missile and nuclear tests.


Argentine survivor of New York attack pleads for justice, love

(Reuters) - "What has the world turned in to?" a friend of the five Argentines killed in the New York attack this week asked at a news conference on Friday, alongside three other surviving members of a group of former classmates.


Bipartisan bills expected to toughen U.S. foreign investment rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will introduce bills as soon as Monday to toughen U.S. foreign investment rules amid growing concern about Chinese deals, according to a source familiar with the legislation.


The Single Mom’s Guide to Sex, Love and Basketball

“SMILF,” the new dark-humored Showtime series created by Frankie Shaw, runs roughshod over the unspoken rules TV moms are supposed to abide by.


Disabled Indians use apps, chat groups to find love, navigate life

MUMBAI, Nov 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Disabled Indians are finding love and tips for everyday life on mobile apps and chat groups, as technology helps level the field for a community that is often stigmatised and ignored.

Dating and Relationships

Modern Love: Recognizing What They Had, 20 Years Too Late

A closeted gay woman didn’t know how to have platonic love with a man. Decades later, she wishes she had been brave enough to try.

Trump would love to get involved with DOJ

President Donald Trump said on a local radio show that he wishes he could get involved with the Justice Department even though he is not supposed to.

Sexual Harassment

Op-Ed Columnist: Lovers, Prospectors and Predators

Men don’t just wake up one day and become sexual harassers or attackers.

Manhattan (NYC)

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Why the World Loves New York

There is a great, unorganized commonwealth of people whose imagination the city has captured.

Does Jesus love you more if you send your pastor a thousand bucks?

We use Jesus's name in twisted -- and often awful -- ways to make points that are more about us and less about Jesus and his teachings. Pro-life and want to pack heat? Numerous articles are dedicated to which gun Jesus would carry to protect the "weak and defenseless."


Uber CEO lobbies in Brazil against tough regulation, urges compromise

BRASILIA, Oct 31 (Reuters) - The new chief executive of Uber Technologies Inc appealed to Brazilian lawmakers in the country's capital on Tuesday to block elements of a bill he said threatened the ride-hailing app's business model, calling for more dialogue and sensible regulation.


The First Time: Maria Bamford: The First Time Someone Loved Me for Who I Really Am

While hospitalized in a psychiatric ward, the comedian learned the truth about enduring relationships: They’re not reserved for a select few.