Toyota back in the black

Toyota returned to profit in the financial year just ended despite the cost of recalls for more than eight million vehicles due to safety


PT explains Vivo rejection

Portugal Telecom has been explaining why it rejecting a bid by Spain’s Telefonica for its 50 percent stake in Brazil’s largest mobile phone operator


Gas used against Afghan schools

In more attacks on girl’s schools in Afghanistan 30 pupils and teachers have been taken to hospital after suspected use of poison gas. Schools in


Karzai begins US trip

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is in Washington for a four-day visit to his government’s leading backer, and the supplier of national security. The


Liz McComb tours France

Liz McComb is an African American gospel diva, who originally came from a large family in Mississippi. Her father died when she little and her


Future cities

More than half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that trend is going to continue, putting a high demand on energy and

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Mine blast in Russia

The most heavily wounded of the recent blasts in the Siberian Raspadskaya mine, in the Kemerovo region, have been transported to hospitals in the


Maintenance safety at work

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work has launched a new campaign promoting safe maintenance in the workplace. How can companies avoid


Agriculture vs global warming

All the economic sectors of the EU are engaged in the bloc’s goal to reduce carbon emissions by 20% by the year 2020. What role can agriculture play