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(MENAFN - AFP) A British nurse who was successfully treated in January after contracting Ebola in Sierra Leone was in a serious condition in hospital Friday due to rare late complications with the virus.

Pauline Cafferkey, who voluntarily went to the west African country to treat Ebola patients, was flown from a Glasgow hospital to London's Royal Free Hospital, which houses ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Europe's major stock markets advanced Friday after gains across Asia and on Wall Street thanks to growing hints that US interest rates will not rise until next year.

Shares in mining companies meanwhile surged as an announcement from Glencore that it will slash zinc production sent metals prices surging.

The Federal Reserve last month postponed a move ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The movers and shakers of the world economy are trying to close in on the magic number of $100 billion a year to fight climate change as they meet this week in Peru.

But with the world well shy of that target, everyone seems to think the rest of the money should come from somewhere else.

The global talks on fighting climate change have stumbled over the ...

(MENAFN - AFP) When tourists think of Japan, images of dramatic landscapes, futuristic cities and world class sushi might spring to mind.

But one Tokyo district is hoping to reel in outsiders with one of the country's more controversial traditions -- slaughtering whales.

Ebisu, a chichi gastronomic hub close to Tokyo's frenetic Shibuya shopping district, is hosting ...

(MENAFN - AFP) A British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone was flown to a specialist London hospital unit on Friday, nearly nine months after she was discharged, due to an "unusual late complication".

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who voluntarily went to the west African country to treat Ebola patients, was flown from a Glasgow hospital to London's Royal Free Hospital, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) German carmaker Volkswagen, grappling with a scandal over its pollution-cheating scam, has pledged not to sacrifice its planned investments in Spain, Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said on Friday.

The minister told COPE radio that he met with newly appointed Volkswagen chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch in Germany on Thursday and he "guaranteed that that they ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Venezuela -- which has been trying hard to persuade oil producers to cut output in order to boost prices -- announced Thursday that a technical meeting of OPEC and other crude-producing countries would take place on October 21.

Minister of oil and mining and president of state oil giant PDVSA Eulogio del Pino confirmed the meeting in a statement, without specifying ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Uruguayan chemists on Thursday criticized the government's plan to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use in the country's pharmacies.

In an announcement last week, the government said cannabis will go on sale in pharmacies within eight months, following the granting of licenses to two companies to grow cannabis for commercial sale, in accordance ...

(MENAFN - AFP) A hepatitis C scare linked to four deaths so far in Singapore widened Friday after its largest hospital said nearly 1,000 patients and health staff need to be screened for the virus.

The state-run Singapore General Hospital said 678 patients as well as 273 medical workers were being contacted to be screened for the virus, local media reported, double the number ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Mining and commodities giant Glencore, weighed down by debt as it struggles against a commodity price crash, announced Friday it is slashing its worldwide output of zinc by one third.

"The main reason for the reduction is to preserve the value of Glencore's reserves in the ground at a time of low zinc and lead prices, which do not correctly value the scarce ...

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