OMV selling Turkish Petrol Ofisi to weather low oil prices
Austria’s OMV AG is selling its Turkish Petrol Ofisi unit as central Europe’s biggest energy company raises cash to prepare for an extended period of low oil prices, according to Bloomberg. OMV is selecting advisers to sell as much as 100 percent of the unit, the ...
Renewables to grow faster than forecast to 2035: BP

Renewables to grow faster than forecast to 2035: BP

13.02.2016 [14:10]
Renewable energy will grow more quickly than forecast and provide around 15 percent of world power generation by 2035, oil company BP said on Wednesday, according to the Reuters ...
Australian response to Horn of Africa drought

Australian response to Horn of Africa drought

13.02.2016 [14:09]
The Australian Government is providing further humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Somalia to support those affected by drought conditions, and those affected by the ongoing conflict in Somalia. Two seasons of poor or non-existent rainfall in Ethiopia, exacerbated by the ...
WB approves 40 mln USD grant to Palestinians

WB approves 40 mln USD grant to Palestinians

13.02.2016 [13:01]
The World Bank approved 40 million U.S. dollars grant Friday to boost the financial situation of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), in support of public finances and local business environment, according to Xinhua ...
Millennium after split, pope and Russian church to meet in Cuba

Millennium after split, pope and Russian church to meet in Cuba

12.02.2016 [21:26]
Pope Francis and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church meet in Havana on Friday, nearly 1,000 years after Eastern Orthodoxy split with Rome, for the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. ...
Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent

Oil price drop pushes Total profit down 26 percent

12.02.2016 [16:29]
Total says its fourth quarter earnings skidded 26 percent as the collapse in oil prices hit another global energy giant, according to The Associated Press. The French company said Thursday that profit adjusted for changes in the value of inventories ...
South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils

South Africa's Sterkfontein Caves produce two new hominin fossils

12.02.2016 [12:14]
The two new specimens, a finger bone and a molar, are part of a set of four specimens, which seem to be from early hominins that can be associated with early stone tool-bearing sediments that entered the cave more than two million years ago ...
Director-General of UNESCO Bokova becomes candidate for next UN Secretary-General

Director-General of UNESCO Bokova becomes candidate for next UN Secretary-General

12.02.2016 [11:41]
Bulgaria officially submitted Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, as a candidate for the position of the next Secretary-General, said spokesman of President Mogens Lykketoft of the 70th General Assembly, according to Xinhuanet ...
President Hassan Rouhani: Iran ready to have interaction, cooperation with all countries

President Hassan Rouhani: Iran ready to have interaction, cooperation with all countries

11.02.2016 [22:31]
“Iran is ready to have interaction, cooperation with all countries,” said President Hassan Rouhani. “Considering the Islamic Republic of Iran’s geographic and strategic location, as well as its extensive economic capabilities and facilities, we are ready to interact and cooperate with all countries of the world ...
New Hampshire votes in high-profile US primary

New Hampshire votes in high-profile US primary

11.02.2016 [18:39]
Last-minute voters cast ballots Tuesday in the small US state of New Hampshire in the second key test of the White House race, with Donald Trump chasing victory and Hillary Clinton looking to reel in local hero Bernie Sanders ...
Horses can read human emotions

Horses can read human emotions

11.02.2016 [16:47]
For the first time horses have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human facial expressions, according to Science Daily. Psychologists studied how 28 horses reacted to seeing photographs of positive ...
At least six children killed in French school bus crash

At least six children killed in French school bus crash

11.02.2016 [15:20]
A school bus has crashed into a truck in France, killing at least six children, police have said, a day after another road accident involving a school bus left two dead, according to The Guardian. The head-on collision with a lorry carrying rubble happened at 7.15am local time on ...
Iranian Leader extends pardon to number of prisoners

Iranian Leader extends pardon to number of prisoners

11.02.2016 [15:00]
Leader of the Islamic Revolution has agreed that a number of prisoners receive amnesty in the felicitous occasion of the anniversary of Islamic Revolution’s victory, according to Mehr News. The Iranian Leader’s official website said that Ayatollah Khamenei had agreed to a ...
N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: Yonhap

N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: Yonhap

11.02.2016 [12:53]
The chief of North Korea's military was executed this month on corruption and other charges, sources familiar with North Korean affairs said, according to Yonhap news agency. Army Gen. Ri Yong-gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, also faced ...
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announces departure from government

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius announces departure from government

10.02.2016 [20:12]
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday he was going to leave office, as had been widely expected, in a move that is set to trigger a wider reshuffle of the unpopular government. According to Reuters, Fabius, 69, told reporters Wednesday was his last participation in the ...
Sanremo song festival starts in Italy

Sanremo song festival starts in Italy

10.02.2016 [17:44]
Italy's most popular song contest has started in the Mediterranean seaside city of Sanremo. Previous participant Elton John is one of the first night guests, according to the Deutsche Welle. The inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest, 28 artists are taking part in the 66th edition of the ...
10 killed, 20 injured in gas tanker explosion in Pakistan

10 killed, 20 injured in gas tanker explosion in Pakistan

10.02.2016 [16:45]
At least 10 people including four kids were killed and 20 others injured when a liquid petroleum gas tanker exploded after colliding with a car in Pakistan's east Sheikhupura district on Wednesday morning, local media reported, according to Xinhua. ...
Date set for referendum on amendments to Tajik constitution

Date set for referendum on amendments to Tajik constitution

10.02.2016 [16:04]
Lawmakers in Tajikistan’s lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of parliament have unanimously approved the date for a referendum on constitutional amendments after the Constitutional Court ruled that changes to the country's constitution that were legal, according ...
Indonesia military plane crashes into house; 2 killed

Indonesia military plane crashes into house; 2 killed

10.02.2016 [15:18]
An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house on the country's main island of Java on Wednesday, killing both people on board and critically injuring a woman in the home, according to Al Jazeera. ...