A bride and groom exchange rings during a traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Although most marriages in India are still arranged by parents, a growing number of women are taking matters of the heart into their own hands, using dating services and websites.
With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused websites and companies that organize group outings.
The French Parliament is at odds over a measure that would allow French universities to teach in English. Those in favor say it will help attract more international students, while opponents fear it will marginalize the French language.
May 24, 2013 If President Obama's newly recalibrated counterterrorism strategy demonstrates anything, it is his penchant for nuance.
May 24, 2013 NJNSeven months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park is still waiting for insurance and federal aid money. In the meantime, it borrowed $10 million to repair the waterfront in time for the critical Memorial Day weekend.
May 24, 2013 There is some political willingness, but because China is highly decentralized politically, the Communist Party has only limited influence over provincial governments and how they regulate their dirty factories. The powerful state-owned oil companies have also resisted pressure to produce cleaner-burning fuel.
May 24, 2013 Los Angeles is home to a large slice of the world's bluejeans trade. But as the U.S. apparel industry continues to shrink, the city's high-end bluejeans business faces a threat. The European Union has imposed a nearly 40 percent tariff, which could cripple the city's jean business.
May 24, 2013 Treatments with drugs and implanted devices have made it much less likely that people with heart failure will die suddenly. But this chronic disease is still a common killer, researchers say.