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(MENAFN - AFP) Liberia announced the return of the deadly Ebola virus on Tuesday, more than six weeks after the country eradicated the disease.

"A new case of Ebola has been reported in Margibi County. The person has died and was confirmed positive before death. He has been buried," said deputy health minister Tolbert Nyensuah.

The official told a radio station experts ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Sodas and other sugary drinks may cause up to 184,000 deaths a year worldwide, according to a study published Monday in the journal Circulation.

Billed as a first, the report analyzed the global risks of death due to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancers linked to the consumption of sugary drinks.

Researchers estimated that around 133,000 people ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Inflation in the eurozone slowed to 0.2 percent in June, official data showed on Tuesday, with consumer prices rising just slightly in Europe despite unprecedented stimulus measures by the European Central Bank.

In May, the index had risen by 0.3 percent, with plummeting energy costs once again affecting the cost of living in the 19-nation currency union, the ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Troubled Japanese electronics maker Sharp is in "selective default" ratings agency S&P said Tuesday, the latest blow to the one-time giant as it struggles to repair a tattered balance sheet.

The move comes after Sharp announced that it was issuing preferred securities to its main lenders, instead of repaying loans that were due.

"We regard this transaction ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Asian markets rebounded Tuesday after the previous day's rout fuelled by concerns about Greece's future in the eurozone while Shanghai surged at the end of a volatile day that saw wild swings.

The euro edged down and analysts warned of sharp movements this week as Greece prepares for a Sunday referendum on creditors' bailout reform proposals, which European ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Shares in Sony plunged 8.25 percent Tuesday on dilution fears after the Japanese electronics giant announced plans to raise $3.6 billion through stock and bond sales.

The stock closed at 3,461.5 yen on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, down 8.25 percent from the previous day, while the benchmark index ended up 0.63 percent.

Sony plans to raise a total of 441 ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The creation of the Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a bigger coup for Beijing than its hosting of the 2008 Olympics, state-run media said Tuesday after 50 countries signed its legal framework.

China was spurred to create the AIIB after "unfair treatment" by Washington-led institutions, the Global Times said in an editorial, apparently referring ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Asian markets rebounded Tuesday after the previous day's rout, despite Greece being just hours away from default, while Shanghai surged at the end of a volatile day that saw wild swings.

The euro edged down and analysts warned of sharp movements this week as Greece prepares for a Sunday referendum on creditors' bailout reform proposals, which European leaders ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Greece on Tuesday looked set to miss an IMF payment and default, with a defiant Athens urging Greeks to reject creditors' demands for tough reforms in a weekend referendum, despite warnings that this would lead to a chaotic Greek exit from the eurozone.

Thousands took to Greece's streets on Monday night to support their government's opposition to the latest ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) With 30 hectares (74 acres) of forest, it could be Beirut's answer to New York's Central Park, but for 20 years the capital's largest green space has been de facto off-limits to Lebanese.

It's a galling situation for residents of the city's concrete jungle, where activists have spent years campaigning for Horsh Beirut to be reopened to the public.

They ...

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