Fistfights broke out in Venezuela's parliament on Tuesday during an angry session linked to the South American nation's bitter election dispute.» Read More
MILAN, Jan 12- Milan's menswear fashion week started on Saturday amid concerns over the economy and also the fate of Vittorio Missoni, one of Italy's best-known clothes executives, whose plane disappeared off Venezuela a week ago.
LONDON, Jan 11- Fracking and a global surge in offshore exploration pose the biggest challenge to Saudi Arabia's oil policy since the 1980 s.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stayed on his sickbed in Cuba on Thursday while supporters rallied on the day he should have been sworn in for a new six-year term.
WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama will nominate White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary, choosing a budget expert and close confidant to spearhead tough fiscal fights with Congress over the U.S. deficit.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports medical treatment for cancer will prevent Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez from being sworn in for a new term at this time.
ZURICH, Jan 9- Nestle has hired Rothschild to help sell Latin American assets valued at over $1 billion, as part of a drive to win regulatory approval for its purchase of Pfizer's nutrition unit, Bloomberg said, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Venezuela speaker says President Hugo Chavez is seeking to delay his inauguration.
CARACAS, Jan 8- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will miss Thursday's scheduled swearing-in ceremony for his third term due to health problems, the government said in a letter to Congress read out on Tuesday.
SEOUL- South Korea's president-elect said on Friday that Japan needed to come to terms with its colonial history as tension between two Asian allies of the United States simmered over Japan's rule of Korea and an island dispute.
*Global shares jump after U.S. Congress passes budget deal. NEW YORK, Jan 2- Global stocks jumped 2 percent or more and commodities rallied on Wednesday after U.S. legislators struck a deal to halt a round of automatic fiscal tightening that threatened to push the world's largest economy into recession.
*Global shares jump after U.S. Congress passes budget deal. NEW YORK, Jan 2- Global stock surged while commodities rallied on Wednesday after U.S. legislators struck a deal to halt a round of automatic fiscal tightening that threatened to push the world's largest economy into recession.
CARACAS, Dec 29- Venezuelan inflation reached 19.9 percent in 2012, the central bank said in a preliminary estimate on Saturday, beating its official target thanks to strict price controls that business leaders say are unsustainable in the long term.
HAVANA, Dec 28- Cuba has closed the oldest of three nickel plants in the country, a local Communist Party leader said, a looming event that had become the talk of the mountain town of Nicaro, in eastern Holguin, where it is located. Nickel is Cuba's most important export and one of its top foreign exchange earners after technical services and tourism.
*US intervention made approval of CNOOC deal more difficult. OTTAWA, Dec 23- In September, two months after China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd made an unexpected $15.1 billion bid for Canadian energy company Nexen Inc, Canada's spy agency told ministers that takeovers by Chinese companies may threaten national security.
Putin, on his first visit to Brussels since his re-election as president in May, was greeted by four topless women, protesting against civil rights curbs in Russia and shouting "Putin, go to hell".
*Shanghai equities dominate investors top picks. LONDON, Dec 21- With a whiff of global recovery in the air and central bank liquidity abundant, investors in 2013 are packing their bags for China, fellow' BRICs' Brazil and Russia, long-dormant Japan and even some Mediterranean sun.
*European Commission announces funding for Ukraine. BRUSSELS, Dec 21- Russia's president and European Union leaders failed to narrow wide differences on Syria, immigration and a string of other issues at a summit on Friday marked by testy exchanges over their biggest bone of contention, energy policy.
LONDON, Dec 20- The' currency wars' long deplored more than shouting matches so far, but the risk of an outbreak of outright hostilities in 2013 is growing.
mission in Benghazi, Libya was grossly inadequate to deal with a Sept. 11 attack that killed a U.S. ambassador and three others because of failures within the State Department, an official inquiry found on Tuesday.
*OPEC nation has world's largest crude reserves. CARACAS, Dec 19- Ten years ago when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's leadership was in serious doubt, the state oil company embarked on a devastating strike to force him from office, resulting in a years-long decline in production.