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  • Aug 3- U.N. sanctions experts have accused British company Soma Oil and Gas of making large payments to Somalia's oil ministry that created a "serious conflict of interest," some of which appeared to have been used to pay off senior officials. The allegations outlined in the report, which has been submitted to the U.N. Security Council's Somalia/ Eritrea sanctions...

  • Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015.

    US carrier has a major change of heart, announcing it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.

  • NEW YORK— Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies. The move comes after an American dentist killed a well-known lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe last month in an allegedly illegal hunt, setting off a worldwide...

  • LONDON, Aug 3- The biggest losers from the current price war between OPEC and the shale producers seem set to be producers outside the Middle East and North America caught in the cross-fire. Expensive production from the North Sea, Canada's oil sands, offshore megaprojects, weaker African and Latin American members of OPEC, and frontier exploration areas around...

  • BRUSSELS, Aug 3- Heineken NV, the world's third-largest brewer, announced better-than-expected earnings for the first half on Monday, helped by robust growth of its Tiger brand in Vietnam and rising beer sales in Mexico and parts of Europe. The Dutch brewer, whose Heineken lager is Europe's top seller, increased profit on a like-for-like basis in all regions...

  • Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC Monday, 3 Aug 2015 | 1:44 AM ET

    While New York City riders have increasingly more choices in how to get from here to there with the rise of e-hailing apps— and lawmakers grapple with how to regulate the booming industry— the drivers who keep cars moving are stuck in the middle. "In three years, there will be no taxis on New York City streets," Uber driver Michael Keflom predicted as he prowled the...

  • Aug 2- Fuji Heavy Industries, the parent company of automaker Subaru, has told its network of suppliers that it expects them to treat workers fairly and to uphold "human rights and international standards of behavior." "Fuji Heavy Industries does not condone the exploitation of any class of worker, either in its own operations or within its supply chain," the company...

  • *Kenyan brewer has 51 pct stake in Tanzania brewer. *Tanzania regulator wants to revoke the stake. NAIROBI, July 31- Kenya's East African Breweries Ltd said on Friday it would try to convince Tanzanian authorities not to revoke its acquisition of a controlling stake in Tanzania's second-largest brewery.

  • Merck, NewLink's Ebola vaccine 100% effective Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 8:13 AM ET
    A woman gets vaccinated on March 10, 2015 at a health center in Conakry during the first clinical trials of the VSV-EBOV vaccine against the Ebola virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) said on March 5 that clinical trials launched on March 7 in Guinea marked the last step before the vaccine is available on the market.

    An Ebola vaccine developed in record time has proved highly effective against the deadly virus in a large trial in Guinea.

  • MELBOURNE, July 31- London copper ticked lower on Friday and was facing its biggest monthly loss since January amid sputtering Chinese demand and a stronger dollar, with traders squaring books ahead of the month-end and Chinese factory data over the weekend. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper fell 0.8 percent to 38360 yuan a tonne. Power cuts in Africa's...

  • LUSAKA, July 30- Zambia's Copperbelt Energy Corporation will cut power supply to mines it services by 30 percent from midnight, a senior industry official said on Thursday. Copperbelt Energy buys electricity from state power company Zesco Ltd and supplies it to companies including Vedanta Resources, Glencore and Vale. "Copperbelt Energy Corporation...

  • Dr. Palmer paid $50,000 to hunt lion Cecil Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 2:52 PM ET
    Dr. Palmer paid $50,000 to hunt lion Cecil

    Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer was one of thousands who go to sub-Saharan Africa for trophy hunts. CNBC's Robert Frank reports Dr. Palmer said he did not know Cecil was famous or the hunt was illegal.

  • US authorities looking for Cecil the lion's killer Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 2:39 PM ET
    Piper Hoppe, 10, from Minnetonka, Minnesota, holds a sign at the doorway of River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, Minnesota, on July 29, 2015, during a protest against Cecil's killing.

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been trying to find the man who shot a lion in Zimbabwe, but he is not responding.

  • Quarter of Earth seen living on just one continent Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 1:03 PM ET
    Indian passengers stand and hang onto a train as it departs from a station on the outskirts of New Delhi.

    The Earth will be quite a bit more crowded in 2050—with nearly 2.5 billion more people than now.

  • Correction: Zimbabwe-Lion Killed-3 Things story Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 11:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— In a story July 29 about U.S. regulations and big game hunting, The Associated Press erroneously referred to The Human Society of the United States. It is The Humane Society of the United States. WASHINGTON— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African...

  • NAIROBI, July 30- Kenya Airways sunk deeper into the red in the year through March, sending its shares plummeting on Thursday, but CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said the tourism slump that sparked the losses may have bottomed out. The carrier, one of Africa's largest, said its pretax loss widened to 29.71 billion shillings for 2014/ 15, from 4.86 billion shillings a year earlier,...

  • 'Cecil the lion' and the big business of hunting Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 7:28 AM ET
    Protesters hold signs during a rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic in Bloomington, Minnesota July 29, 2015, against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe.

    The hunting and much-publicized death of Cecil the lion has cast a light on the controversial and lucrative business of game hunting in Africa.

  • *Serbia says fears "humanitarian catastrophe". SUBOTICA, Serbia, July 30- Swifts darted in and out of nesting holes in the scrubland around an old brick factory in northern Serbia. A month from now Hungary says it will seal its border with Serbia with a 4- metre high, 175- km barrier to keep out migrants streaming through the Balkans, fleeing war, poverty and upheaval in...

  • PARIS/ HELSINKI, July 30- Shares in telecom network gear makers Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent jumped on Thursday after both posted strong second-quarter results, giving a positive signal ahead of their pending merger. Nokia's 15.6 billion euro acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent announced in mid-April aims to position the company to better compete with market...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 30- What could go wrong for liquefied natural gas in Asia to derail the current consensus of strongly rising demand being met by supply that is increasing even faster? Other projects being built in Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Africa will take the total LNG output capacity to 423.7 million tonnes by 2020, up from 301.2 million...