Europe: heavy snow brings more misery, deaths, travel delays

Jan 11, 2017

Europe: heavy snow brings more misery, deaths, travel delays

Authorities dug out stranded residents as heavy snow blanketed Eastern Europe Wednesday as people struggled with travel delays, power outages and sub-zero temperatures. Homeless people and migrants were among those most at risk. The recent cold snap has now been blamed for at least ...

Dec 19, 2016

Worst insurgent clash in months claims five Ukraine troops

Ukraine said five of its troops were killed Sunday by pro-Russian insurgents in the bloodiest clash in the war-scarred ex-Soviet republic in months. Kiev military spokesman Leonid Matyukhin told AFP that another six soldiers were wounded in the battle for control of the strategic ...

Dec 9, 2016

Sumitomo to acquire banana producer Fyffes for €751 million

Sumitomo Corp. agreed to buy Fyffes Plc for €751 million ($798 million) in cash, expanding the company’s reach in the global fruit market and sending the Irish producer’s shares soaring. Sumitomo offered €2.23 for the Dublin-based company, 49 percent more than Fyffes’ closing price ...