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  • "It's not the result that we wanted but it's a good day for Nigeria if we show the world we can run a credible election," said a minister in Jonathan's government, who did not wish to be named because others in the PDP were angry about the result. Now Africa's biggest economy, Nigeria has nevertheless been held back by the legacy of three decades of army misrule: a mix of...

  • *Opposition win is Nigeria's first democratic transfer of power. ABUJA, March 31- Three decades after seizing power in a military coup, Muhammadu Buhari became the first Nigerian to oust a president through the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa's biggest economy and one of its most turbulent democracies. In the religiously mixed northern city of Kaduna,...

  • Police burst into the home of Hicham Mansouri on March 17 where he was discovered with a woman, and he was beaten and hauled to the police station, said Maati Monjib, the head of the Freedom Now organization. Mansouri, who was also fined 4,000 euros, is a member of the Moroccan Association for Investigative Journalism and had been working on a piece about electronic...

  • By Rahul Karunakar and Hari Kishan. March 31- Uncertainty surrounding the timing of the U.S. Chinese and most European stocks have led the way with a stellar run, buoyed by stimulus from the People's Bank of China and the European Central Bank.

  • ABUJA, March 31- The opposition All Progressives Congress declared victory for its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, in Nigeria's presidential election on Tuesday and said the country was "witnessing history". "This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means," APC spokesman Lai...

  • ABUJA, March 31- Muhammadu Buhari, an ex-general who first seized power in Nigeria three decades ago in a military coup, closed in on a historic election win on Tuesday which would mark the first time an incumbent has been ousted via the ballot box in Africa's most populous nation. That support compared to 11.3 million for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose five...

  • ABUJA, March 31- Nigerian opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari, an ex-general who first won power three decades ago in a military coup, closed in on a historic election victory on Tuesday, maintaining a hefty lead in the vote count in Africa's most populous nation. According to a Reuters tally collated from 33 of Nigeria's 36 states, the 72- year-old Buhari had...

  • BRUSSELS— Yvan Deknudt's dairy farm has been leaking money and he believes that things are set to get worse imminently. That's why he drove his tractor right into the big city on Tuesday, parked it outside the headquarters of the European Union and set fire to the flags of some of Europe's biggest food companies. The system is ending at a time when a soaring global...

  • ABUJA, March 31- Nigeria's opposition contender Muhammadu Buhari held a sizeable lead as counting in the country's election resumed on Tuesday, raising the prospect of a stunning ballot box victory for a man who first came to power three decades ago via a military coup. According to a provisional Reuters tally collated from 31 of Nigeria's 36 states, the 72-...

  • *China shares hit seven-year high on ambitious Silk Road project. Also Monday, Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries said it would buy U.S. biopharmaceutical firm Auspex Pharmaceuticals Inc for $3.5 billion, and Ireland's Horizon Pharma Plc agreed to buy U.S. drugmaker Hyperion Therapeutics Inc for about $1.1 billion. Earlier, China unveiled details of an...

  • *China signals stimuli for economy. Treasury debt prices were mostly little changed on Monday, with longer-dated maturities giving back some gains from last week, as equity markets rose on signs China was moving to bolster its massive economy. Stocks, which often move inversely from bonds in prices, surged to seven-year highs in China, helped by Beijing's...

  • *China shares hit seven-year high on new Silk Road project. NEW YORK, March 30- The dollar rose and global equity markets surged on Monday on merger and acquisition activity among drugmakers on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high on an ambitious government plan to create a modern Silk Road. Earlier, China unveiled details of an...

  • That half-century-old rock classic from The Troggs might serve as the theme song of Animal Planet. "Our viewers get that we're about people now," says Marjorie Kaplan, group president of Animal Planet as well as TLC and Velocity. " Polar adventurers Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic...

  • TREASURIES-Prices ease as Wall Street rallies Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    *China signals stimuli for economy. Treasury debt prices softened on Monday, giving back some gains from last week as equity markets rose on signs China was moving to bolster its massive economy. Stocks, which often move inversely from bonds in prices, surged to seven-year highs in China, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk...

  • *New railways target Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Congo. Oil discoveries in Kenya and Uganda and gas finds in Tanzania have turned east Africa into an exploration hotspot for oil firms but transport infrastructure in those countries has suffered from decades of under-investment. Sitta said the railway network would meet the huge demand for the transportation of...

  • ISTANBUL— Turkish Airlines said it diverted an Istanbul- to- Sao Paulo flight with 256 people aboard to Morocco after finding a note with the word "bomb" in the toilet. Turkish Airlines says it is standard procedure to make an emergency landing under such circumstances. The airline said a similar incident occurred Sunday on an Istanbul flight to Tokyo.

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. LONDON, March 30- Shares rose on Monday with Asian stocks buoyed by hopes for stimulus to boost China's economy, but the euro slipped on renewed concern about Greece's finances. Earlier, Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to...

  • SHANGHAI, March 30- Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs on Monday, while the Hong Kong market posted its biggest daily gain in two months, as investors bet more infrastructure spending and policy stimulus would re-energise China's cooling economy. China's main indexes, the CSI300 and the Shanghai Composite Index, both jumped nearly 3 percent to the...

  • MSCI's emerging equity index rose 0.8 percent, lifted by China stocks jumping almost 3 percent on hopes that more infrastructure spending and policy stimulus will re-energise a cooling economy and boost profits. "China' stocks surged to yet another year-to-date high on the back of market expectations that the PBoC might provide even more monetary policy...

  • *Shanghai, Hong Kong stocks lead on stimulus hopes. Chinese stocks surged to seven-year highs, helped by Beijing's unveiling of an ambitious plan to build a modern Silk Road to Europe and Africa and signs from People's Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan that added to expectations of more monetary policy easing. "China's economy is under relatively big...