LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, an explict appeal by the French energy giant ahead of a decision due within weeks.
L'AQUILA, Italy, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Seven years after being devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 300 people, L'Aquila's abandoned city centre is a stark reminder of the struggle facing Italian towns hit by a quake last week.
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's wealthy Gupta family, which has been accused of holding undue political sway over President Jacob Zuma, said on Saturday it planned to dispose of all the stakes it holds in South African businesses before the end of the year.
DUBAI, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, a senior military official said on Saturday, after announcing last week it was investigating whether recent petrochemical fires were caused by cyber attacks.
Aug 26 (Reuters) - Minnesota's governor on Friday ordered the broadest restrictions yet in a U.S. state on the use of agricultural pesticides that have been blamed for hurting bees, fueling concerns that farmers there will not be able to protect crops from insects.
CARACAS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Venezuela has signed over $5.5 billion in mining deals with companies including Canada's Barrick Gold Corp and China's Shandong Gold, President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday.
CARACAS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro said on Friday that Venezuela had signed over $5.5 billion in mining deals with companies including Canada's Barrick Gold Corp and China's Shandong Gold.
OTTAWA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will raise the issue of a dispute over C$2 billion ($1.55 billion) worth of Canadian canola exports to China when he meets with officials there next week, a senior Canadian official said on Friday.
VALENCIA, Venezuela, Aug 26 (Reuters) - When Venezuelan entrepreneurs Alejandro Blanchard and Elio Angulo decided to create cardboard coffins, they were looking for an ecological selling point to compete against classic wood and brass caskets.
SANTIAGO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - World no. 1 copper miner Codelco produced more copper in the first half of 2016 than a year ago, but made a financial loss, and the chief executive said on Friday that the company position was "extremely fragile."
SINGAPORE/JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Air pollution in Singapore rose to the "unhealthy" level on Friday as acrid smoke drifted over the island from fires on Indonesia's Sumatra island, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.
LA PAZ, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Bolivian miners lifted the roadblock where violent protests had taken place this week, a day after a government deputy minister was beaten to death, with President Evo Morales calling Friday a day of "deep pain" for the country.
LA PAZ, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Bolivian miners accused of beating a government official to death lifted the roadblock where violent protests had taken place this week, with President Evo Morales calling Friday a day of "deep pain" for the country.
COLOMBO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The Sri Lankan rupee ended stronger on Friday as dollar sales by a foreign bank outpaced importer demand for the greenback, dealers said.
COLOMBO, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Sri Lankan shares ended at a two-week low on Friday in moderate volume as investors booked profits, while an increase in excise duty on diesel dragged on Lanka OIC, pulling down the overall index.
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Major international seed companies formed an alliance on Friday to oppose a proposal by India that would force them to share their genetically modified crop technology with local players.
LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A wave of copper is currently washing up in London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouses.
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Bayer India executive said on Friday that nobody would invest in research with compulsory licensing. (Reporting by Krishna Das and Mayank Bhardwaj)
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - An official from the newly formed alliance of major international seed companies in India said on Friday that market should determine prices of seeds rather than regulatory mechanism.
NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Major international seed companies formed an alliance on Friday to protest against India's moves to toughen regulation, executives said on Friday, reacting to proposals that foresee the compulsory licensing of genetically modified crops.