23 killed in Syria barrel bomb attacks
Nov 18, 2014 at 23:15 | Source:
Beirut, Nov 18 (IANS/EFE) At least 23 people were killed Monday and Tuesday by barrel bombs launched by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SO...
Indonesia raises fuel prices by more than 30%
Nov 18, 2014 at 16:47 | Source:
The Indonesian government has increased fuel prices by more than 30% in an attempt to save the economy more than $8bn (£5bn) in 2015. Prices were raised by 2,000 rupiah ($0.16; £0.10) per litre, with gasoline now costing 8,500 rupiah and diesel 7,5...
Libyan protesters seize eastern oil port as Benghazi toll hits 300
Nov 10, 2014 at 02:45 | Source:
BENGHAZI/TUNIS (Reuters) - Libyan state security guards have started a protest at the 120,000 barrel per day Hariga oil port in the east, halting all oil exports from the terminal, a Libyan oil official said on Saturday.The closure only adds to the g...
Kuwait energiser for ONGC
Nov 03, 2014 at 04:13 | Source:
Calcutta Telegraph News
New Delhi, Nov. 2: Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) plans to pick up around 26 per cent in two ONGC projects for about $1 billion. Sources said Kuwait’s state-owned company was in the final stage of negotiations to acquire...
Newly re-elected Brazil President Rousseff faces divided house
Oct 28, 2014 at 08:19 | Source:
Rio de Janeiro: Brazil's re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that culminated in the narrowest presidential win since the nation's return to democracy three decades ago.In a victory speech,...
Brazil's Neves closing campaign cash gap thanks to banks and ethanol
Oct 17, 2014 at 01:45 | Source:
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A late injection of campaign cash is helping business-friendly opposition candidate Aecio Neves push Brazil's presidential runoff against incumbent Dilma Rousseff down to the wire, eroding her huge fundraising advantage.Many of ...
Paris Motor Show: Toyota's plans for a fuel cell future
Oct 15, 2014 at 12:42 | Source:
Dead-end, or the fast lane into the future? Opinion is divided over whether there will ever be a market for cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Well, Toyota is about to go some way to giving an answer. The Japanese giant announced at the Paris Motor...
Chicago-area air traffic center fire grounds 1,750 flights
Sep 27, 2014 at 05:30 | Source:
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fire apparently set by an employee at a Chicago-area air traffic control center led to the cancellation of more than 1,700 flights at the city's two major airports, snarling air traffic across the United States, officials said.F...
Chicago-area air traffic center fire grounds 1,700 flights
Sep 27, 2014 at 04:45 | Source:
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A fire apparently set by an employee at a Chicago-area air traffic control center led to the cancellation of nearly 1,700 flights at the city's two major airports, snarling air traffic across the United States, officials said.Flig...
High-profile Chinese official confesses to graft
Sep 25, 2014 at 04:30 | Source:
BEIJING (Reuters) - The former deputy head of China's top planning agency confessed in court on Wednesday to extensive bribery involving several companies including a Toyota Motor Corp. joint venture, the court said.Liu Tienan, 59, was sacked as depu...
Massive New York march aims to focus world's eyes on climate change
Sep 21, 2014 at 17:45 | Source:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World leaders including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were set to join farmers, fishermen, children and others in a massive demonstration on Sunday to demand action on climate change.Organizers are expecting 100,000 to join ...
How Islamic State uses Syria's oil to fuel its advances
Sep 18, 2014 at 23:45 | Source:
AMMAN (Reuters) - In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate.Sales at Shadad...
U.S. consumer prices post first decline in nearly 1-1/2 years
Sep 17, 2014 at 23:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/2 years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted, which could lessen the urgency for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.The Labor Department sai...
Brazil's Silva, a lifelong environmentalist, courts big agriculture
Sep 14, 2014 at 00:15 | Source:
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva, an icon of the green movement, is cozying up to old adversaries in the sugar and ethanol industry as she seeks to win over the powerful farm lobby ahead of next month's election.Sin...
Apple bans two hazardous chemicals from assembly lines
Aug 14, 2014 at 23:57 | Source:
Apple has banned two potentially hazardous chemicals from being used in the final assembly process at 22 of its iPhone and iPad production plants. Benzene, which is a carcinogen, and n-Hexane, which can cause nerve damage, will no longer be used in c...
ISIL's latest economic weapon in Iraq: Controlling wheat supplies
Aug 14, 2014 at 09:19 | Source:
By Maggie Fick and Maha El Dahan/ReutersBaghdad/Abu Dhabi: After seizing five oil fields and Iraq's biggest dam, Sunni militants bent on creating an Islamic empire in the Middle East now control yet another powerful economic weapon--wheat supplies.Fi...
EXCLUSIVE - Islamic State militants grab new weapon - Iraqi wheat
Aug 14, 2014 at 01:15 | Source:
BAGHDAD/ABU DHABI (Reuters) - After seizing five oil fields and Iraq's biggest dam, Sunni militants bent on creating an Islamic empire in the Middle East now control yet another powerful economic weapon wheat supplies.Fighters from the Islamic State...
Pemex refinery accident in Mexico kills two workers, 11 injured
Aug 10, 2014 at 03:15 | Source:
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Two workers died after being overcome by a burst of flames in an accident that also injured 11 at a refinery in northern Mexico, state-run oil company Pemex [PEMX.UL] said on Friday.The accident took place at a fuel barrel sto...
Former White House press secy, gun control crusader Jim Brady, dies
Aug 05, 2014 at 08:57 | Source:
Washington: James Brady, the affable, witty press secretary who survived a devastating head wound in the 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan and undertook a personal crusade for gun control, died on Monday. He was 73.Brady, who spen...
Spain's economy grows at fastest quarterly rate since 2007
Jul 31, 2014 at 01:52 | Source:
The Spanish economy grew at its fastest pace over the last three months since the end of 2007, according to Spain's statistics office. But falling prices show the country is facing a deflation threat after it emerged from a two year recession la...