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  • Giraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    If so Interpol would like to speak with you. The international police agency Interpol recently began a Most Wanted campaign of suspects who have carried out such environmental crimes as wildlife trafficking, illegal fishing, illegal logging and trading in ivory. Ioannis Kokkinis, an Interpol criminal intelligence officer, said in a statement this week that a...

  • YAMOUSSOUKRO, Nov 21- Ivory Coast is finalising production sharing agreements with oil company Exxon Mobil for two ultra-deepwater blocks in the Gulf of Guinea, a senior official with the country's energy ministry told Reuters on Friday. We expect to finish discussions before the end of the year, "said Ibrahima Diaby, director of hydrocarbons at the ministry,...

  • LONDON, Nov 20- Nigeria will have to adjust to oil prices heading lower for some time to come, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said on Thursday in an interview in which she also cut the outlook for economic growth next year. Asked if she thought the 30 percent drop in crude prices since June might prove temporary, Okonjo-Iweala said Nigeria needed to adjust to...

  • Nato holds largest cyber war games Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    In the birch woods that ring the eastern Estonian city of Tartu, 50km from the Russian border, Nato is preparing for cyber war.

  • US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    MARRAKECH, Morocco— The U.S. is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremism in the region, senior American officials said Thursday at a conference in Morocco. Vice President Joe Biden and other American officials attending the 5th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Morocco were hopeful of...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 20- Edcon, the South African retailer taken private by buyout firm Bain Capital, is in talks to secure a secondary credit provider after the collapse of African Bank Investments this year, its chief executive said on Thursday. The move to find another credit provider may allay some concern about the debt-burdened company after Morgan Stanley...

  • Supply-demand balance for burley takes abrupt turn Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— A global supply-demand balance that once favored Kentucky tobacco farmers now seems to be turning against them as another market season opens in the state that leads the nation in burley tobacco production. "The supply-demand balance for U.S. burley has taken an abrupt turn after being a seller's market for several years of tight supply," said...

  • Ford: Lower oil prices unlikely to slow green cars Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    Bill Ford, the great-grandson of company founder Henry Ford, said the Dearborn, Michigan automaker will continue to promote green technology. Ford was speaking to a select group of media in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, where the company recently established a business unit to serve the Middle East and Africa. On Wednesday the company held the Middle...

  • DUBAI, Nov 19- Ford Motor Co's drive to make its sport utility vehicles and other models lighter to save fuel and boost performance will not be delayed by a recent drop in oil prices, Executive Chairman Bill Ford said on Wednesday. Ford is in the United Arab Emirates to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Mustang sports car, which was cut in six pieces and...

  • LAGOS, Nov 19- Foreign investors sold off Nigerian stocks valued at 101.2 billion naira in October after a drop in the oil price and the local naira currency, data from the stock exchange showed on Wednesday. Foreign investors increased the pace of outflows in August, selling out of the relatively liquid banking, consumer and oil sectors as the price of Brent crude,...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1630 GMT /11:30 AM ET Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. U.S. regulator seeks nationwide recall of Takata air bags. WASHINGTON- The U.S. auto...

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT /11:00 AM ET Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:07 AM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama might be open to using the Keystone pipeline as leverage with Republicans if they cooperate on other aspects of his long-stalled domestic agenda, such as investing in infrastructure, closing tax loopholes or reducing carbon emissions. WASHINGTON- The U.S. auto safety regulator has told Japanese supplier Takata Corp and...

  • Massive movie poster collection going to auction Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:02 AM ET

    He's parting with them on Dec. 17 at Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, California. Everett, who lives in Cleveland, Ohio, and owns a New York City movie photo leasing company, said his collecting passion began as a student at the University of Virginia, sparked by a fellow student who had a "fabulous" small photo collection of such Hollywood's legends as...

  • *Ghana seeks provisional IMF deal this week- senior official. ACCRA, Nov 19- Ghana aims to narrow its budget deficit to 6.5 percent of GDP in 2015, from a projected 9.6 percent this year, as it seeks a financial assistance deal with the IMF, Finance Minister Seth Terkper said in his budget speech on Wednesday. The hoped-for three-year deal with the International...

  • JOHANNESBURG/ DUBAI, Nov 19- Bharti Airtel's planned disposal of mobile phone towers in Africa will see it sell masts in Tanzania to Helios Towers, while units in Malawi will go to Eaton Towers, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday. The Tanzania sale will include about 1,000 towers, said the source, who declined to be identified because the deal has...

  • Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 PM ET

    The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $5.7 million to scale up production of the treatments for the project in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries in Africa. Besides helping Ebola patients now, plasma "could be a tool for a future epidemic as well" from different viruses, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said in an interview with The Associated...

  • Australian exports to China still face hurdles Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    A trade deal signed with great fanfare between China and Australia may not provide Australia with the economic boost that many anticipate.

  • PARIS, Nov 18- Ethiopia has told Chinese telecoms firm ZTE Corp it risked losing part of its deal worth $800 million to expand the nation's network because of differences over costs of upgrading existing systems, an Ethiopian minister and executive said. The deal last year with monopoly state-run operator Ethio Telecom was part of a $1.6 billion package, split...

  • UN report: Demographic shift could boost growth Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    LONDON— The United Nations Population Fund said Tuesday that changing demographics, mainly in Africa and Asia, could lead to rapid economic growth if there is sufficient investment in young people. "Today's record 1.8 billion young people present an enormous opportunity to transform the future," the fund's Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin said.

  • LONDON, Nov 18- Here are some key facts about avian influenza, after cases of H5N8 bird flu were detected on farms in Germany and the Netherlands:. The World Organisation for Animal Health says animal feed can be another factor in transmission of the disease-- if wild birds and others have access to the same feed-- as well as equipment and clothing.