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NEW YORK, March 7- Ecuadorean villagers who are trying to get billions of dollars from Chevron Corp for pollution in the Amazon jungle are ready to refocus their fight on pending suits in other countries after a setback in the United States.
*Purchase may also signal China's goal to build a global trading firm. SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Feb 28- China's biggest grains trader COFCO Corp said it is buying a 51 percent stake in Dutch peer Nidera, in a deal that will give the world's most populous country direct access to South American grain and oilseed supplies.
150,000 troops in war games Moscow says unrelated to Ukraine. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ KIEV, Feb 27- Ukraine's protest leaders named the ministers they want to form a new government following the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich, as an angry Russia put 150,000 troops on high alert in a show of strength.
*150,000 troops in war games Moscow says unrelated to Ukraine. *NATO says it backs Ukraine's territorial integrity, borders. SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ KIEV, Feb 26- Ukraine's protest leaders on Wednesday named ministers they want to form a new government following the overthrow of President Viktor Yanukovich, as Russia put troops on high alert in a show of strength.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine/ KIEV, Feb 26-- President Vladimir Putin put Russian combat troops on high alert for a drill on Wednesday, the Kremlin's most powerful gesture yet after days of sabre rattling since its ally Viktor Yanukovich was toppled as president of Ukraine.
KIEV, Feb 25- Ukraine's parliament voted on Tuesday to send fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich to the International Criminal Court, while his acting successor expressed concern about "signs of separatism" in Russian-speaking Crimea.
KIEV, Feb 25- Ukraine's parliament voted on Tuesday to send fugitive President Viktor Yanukovich to be tried by the International Criminal Court for "serious crimes" committed during violent anti-government protests in which scores were killed.
The Clean Clothes Campaign, an Amsterdam- based group lobbying for better conditions in the garment industry, on Monday demanded that all 27 brands linked to factories in the Rana Plaza complex should contribute by the first anniversary of the collapse.
LONDON, Feb 20- The oil industry hopes Norway will bring plenty of new oil onstream to help fix the Brent benchmark as other solutions- such as adding Russian or Nigerian crude to the North Sea mix- pose too many risks, executives and traders said.
THE HAGUE, Feb 13- Italy, beset by yet another government crisis, cannot afford political instability at a time when it needs to make its economy more competitive, the chairman of euro zone finance ministers said on Thursday.
*Two big cases against Russia could be resolved this year. MOSCOW, Feb 12- Freed former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has ruled out trying to recover the fortune that made him Russia's richest man, but two multi-billion-dollar law suits involving his defunct oil giant Yukos could be decided this year.
By Vladimir Soldatkin and Gleb Stolyarov. MOSCOW, Feb 12- Russian investment group Summa has bought out the world's largest oil trader as a partner in a firm building a terminal at the Dutch port of Rotterdam, which could damage its plan to establish Urals crude as a market benchmark.
ABIDJAN, Feb 9- Ivory Coast is re-emerging as the prime investment destination in French-speaking West Africa after a decade of political turmoil but President Alassane Ouattara must weed out corruption and promote reconciliation to keep cash flowing in.
LONDON, Feb 5- Fast-growing trading house Mercuria, led by two former Goldman Sachs executives, has become the front-runner to buy the physical commodities unit of JPMorgan, one of the most powerful oil and metals desks on Wall Street, two sources told Reuters.
Although European and Asian liquefied natural gas prices are currently high, trading at almost $20 per million British thermal unit in Asia and around $10 per mmBtu in Europe because of booming demand, analysts expect prices to drop substantially later this decade when new production rises.
*To cut additional jobs in the Netherlands. Shares in the group, which in 2013 fended off a takeover bid by top shareholder Carlos Slim's America Movil, fell as much as 5.7 percent in early Tuesday trading after it said fourth-quarter mobile revenues fell 13 percent year-on-year.
*Sale values Altice at 5.7 bln euros. AMSTERDAM/ PARIS, Jan 31- Cable group Altice has set its sights on further international expansion after raising 750 million euros from its stock market debut on Friday.
SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's BYD Co Ltd said a California labour law watchdog had dropped charges against it over wage payments in a case that had put the Warren Buffet-backed automaker's labour practices under the spotlight.
SHANGHAI, Jan 29- China's BYD Co Ltd said it has agreed to pay a fine to settle a California case over wage payments- a case that had put the Warren Buffet-backed automaker's labor practices under the spotlight. Last October, BYD was accused of failing to pay five Chinese workers temporarily working in the United States the required minimum wage of $8 per hour.
HAVANA, Jan 27- Latin American and Caribbean leaders converge on Cuba this week to discuss trade, peace and human rights in a further sign of regional eagerness to challenge the dominance of the United States. Among those arrested was Jose Ferrer, leader of the Santiago de Cuba- based Patriotic Union of Cuba, one of the most active opposition groups.