LONDON (AP) — A 61-year-old Irishman has been charged with the Irish Republican Army bombing of the queen’s ceremonial cavalry in Hyde Park in 1982 that killed four soldiers and seven horses. Read more here: Irishman charged with 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing
BEREZNIKI, Russia (AP) — An imprisoned member of the punk band Pussy Riot says she is going on hunger strike after a judge refused to allow her to attend a court hearing where she was seeking release on parole. Read more here: Pussy Riot member declares hunger strike in prison
BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it supports adding the military wing of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah to the European Union’s list of terrorist groups. Read more here: Germany backs terror label for Hezbollah militants
By Luke Baker BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European leaders will discuss how to combat aggressive tax avoidance by major companies such as Amazon, Google and Apple at a summit on Wednesday, and cut the estimated 1 trillion euros a year the EU loses to tax evasion or avoidance. The four-hour summit was originally called to discuss energy policy, but investigations in Britain, France and the United States exposing how little tax major international companies have been paying by carefully structuring their European operations has forced the issue to the top of the agenda. … Read more here: EU leaders shine spotlight on Amazon, Google over tax policy
Shopping at the mall is a social experience. According to a recent survey of more than 3,400 adults ages 18 and up, 81 percent of Americans shop with someone else. The inaugural survey, designed to understand why people come to the mall, was released by Glimcher Retail Trust. Read more here: Malls Attract Shoppers Looking for an 'Experience'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard will provide an update on its efforts to rise above the sinking PC market when it releases quarterly earnings Wednesday after the closing bell. Read more here: Ahead of the Bell: HP's 2Q results likely to sag
By Ross Colvin NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Wednesday he had given a “wish list” of military equipment to India during a visit this week, presenting a conundrum for New Delhi as it weighs whether arming the Afghan army is in its interests. India wants to stabilize Afghanistan and is concerned about the resurgence of militant groups after foreign combat troops leave in 2014. But arming Afghanistan would alarm Pakistan. It takes issue with the influence of its old rival in Afghanistan. … Read more here: Afghanistan's Karzai gives India military equipment 'wish list'
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has received a long-awaited Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission report whose findings show that his father, the country’s first president, presided over a government responsible for numerous human rights violations, including political assassinations and illegal allocation of land. Read more here: Kenya's truth report: Killings, land grabs, graft
In the least surprising move of this political season, former Congressman Anthony Weiner officially threw his hat in the ring to be the Mayor of New York. Weiner made the announcement on Wednesday morning via a YouTube video uploaded to his new AnthonyWeiner4Mayor YouTube channel. How very 21st century. Read more here: Anthony Weiner Makes It Official: He's In the Race
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Lowe’s first-quarter net income rose almost 3 percent, even as a wet and cool spring dampened sales of gardening products. Read more here: Lowe's 1Q profit rises, chilly spring hurts sales