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  • VATICAN CITY— The Vatican is denouncing its ousted auditor general for revealing that he resigned under threat of arrest for what he says were trumped-up charges. In a statement Sunday, the Vatican said Libero Milone had been asked to resign in June because his office had "illegally hired an outside company to conduct investigations into the private lives of...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 24- The chief executive of South Africa's Public Investment Corporation said he was the victim of a plot to oust him because of the pension manager's stance on bailing out other state firms. PIC head Daniel Matjila was recalled from an overseas trip by the money manager's board two weeks ago over allegations he had used funds reserved for...

  • Now Product Launchers, which supplies other novelty items like squishies from five toymakers to Toy' R' Us, expects it will not be paid for the $500,000 fidget spinner order and other items following the chain's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Sept. 19, Product Launchers Chief Executive Linda Parry Murphy told Reuters. Meanwhile Barbie maker Mattel Inc, toy and...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington. These firms enjoyed an especially close relationship with the Democratic administration of former President Barack Obama, which saw several officials...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 24- A Lufthansa bid price of 200 million euros to buy assets from insolvent Air Berlin plus 100 million euros to meet operating costs is roughly correct, a source familiar with the talks said on Sunday. After it filed for insolvency last month the Berlin government granted Air Berlin a 150- million-euro bridging loan to keep the airline flying for...

  • BERLIN— Berliners are being asked to decide on the future of their Tegel Airport, which is due to close when a much-delayed big international airport opens near the German capital. Some 2.5 million people were eligible to vote in a referendum Sunday on whether to keep Tegel operating in northwestern Berlin. Tegel was meant to be closed six months after Berlin's...

  • LONDON, Sept 24- British takeaway food delivery firm Deliveroo has raised $385 million in new funding, the firm said in a statement on Sunday which set out that the money would help establish operations in new areas of the country and overseas. The funding is led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Fidelity Management& Research...

  • NAIROBI, Sept 24- Kenya's chief prosecutor has directed the department of criminal investigations and the anti-corruption commission to investigate election board officials over possible offences in the invalidated Aug. 8 presidential vote, he said in a letter. The Supreme Court annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sept. 1, citing...

  • NAIROBI, Sept 24- Kenya's chief prosecutor has directed the department of criminal investigations and the anti-corruption commission to investigate election board officials over possible offences in the invalidated Aug. 8 presidential vote, he said in a letter. The Supreme Court annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sept. 1, citing...

  • *Only Brazil, China feature sizeable listed companies. LONDON, Sept 24- Two decades after Yusuf Karodia launched Mancosa, a distance learning school to teach South Africans business skills, he sold up to UK private equity firm Actis. Mancosa is now part of Actis's expanding higher education portfolio in Africa.

  • NAIROBI/ LONDON, Sept 24- New laws and a crackdown on mining firms in Tanzania has slowed fresh investment in what has long been seen as one of Africa's brightest mining prospects as companies assess the consequences of government efforts to claim a bigger slice of the pie. The share prices of many firms listed in Australia, Britain, South Africa and Canada with...

  • *New Zealand dollar has bounced back after August slide. WELLINGTON, Sept 24- The New Zealand dollar is set for more volatility in coming weeks after a general election left New Zealand's major parties with no majority to govern, forcing them to enter negotiations with the nationalist New Zealand First Party. "I wouldn't be surprised to see the Kiwi a little more...

  • *New Zealand dollar has bounced back after August slide. WELLINGTON, Sept 24- The New Zealand dollar is set for more volatility in coming weeks after a general election left New Zealand's major parties with no majority to govern, forcing them to enter negotiations with the nationalist New Zealand First Party. "I wouldn't be surprised to see the Kiwi a little more...

  • *New Zealand dollar has bounced back after August slide. WELLINGTON, Sept 24- The New Zealand dollar is set for more volatility in coming weeks after a general election left New Zealand's major parties with no majority to govern, forcing them to enter negotiations with the nationalist New Zealand First Party. "I wouldn't be surprised to see the Kiwi a little more...

  • *New Zealand dollar has bounced back after August slide. WELLINGTON, Sept 24- The New Zealand dollar is set for more volatility in coming weeks after a general election left New Zealand's major parties with no majority to govern, forcing them to enter negotiations with the nationalist New Zealand First Party. "I wouldn't be surprised to see the Kiwi a little more...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 24- Emergency workers searched by floodlight in smashed buildings for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake in 32 years amid fading rescue prospects, five nights after the disaster and as President Enrique Pena Nieto urged Mexicans to turn their attention to rebuilding. The search continued in a ruined office building in Mexico...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 aftershock that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among anxious residents reeling from a string of natural disasters and interrupting the search for survivors from a bigger tremor earlier this week. The Popocatepetl volcano south of Mexico City sent a column of ash into the sky, capping an...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 23- A magnitude 6.2 earthquake that shook Mexico on Saturday was blamed for five deaths, spreading fear among a population reeling from multiple natural disasters and interrupting the search for survivors from a bigger tremor earlier this week. South of Mexico City, the Popocatepetl volcano sent a column of ash into the sky, capping a period of...

  • AUCKLAND, New Zealand— The main pipeline that delivers jet fuel to New Zealand's largest airport was operational again Sunday after a rupture was repaired. Pipeline owners Refining New Zealand said the first batch of fuel to travel through the pipeline since the repair arrived in Auckland on Sunday. Last week, lawmakers and public employees were told to cancel...

  • WASHINGTON— Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price said Saturday he will stop flying private planes on official business while an internal review of the flights is being done and that he welcomes the review. Price defended the practice of using private planes on Fox News. Price, a former Republican House member from Georgia, chartered flights to a resort...