Brazil's industrial output down 8.3% in 2015, automotive sector hit hardest

February 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on Brazil's industrial output down 8.3% in 2015, automotive sector hit hardest 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb. 3 — Brazil's industrial output fell 8.3 percent in 2015 year-on-year, the country's official statistics agency IBGE announced Tuesday.

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EU on high alert in response to early cases of Zika virus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on EU on high alert in response to early cases of Zika virus 

BRUSSELS, Jan. 29 — The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus which is suspected of causing birth defects, has reached Europe with reported cases found in Britain, Denmark and Portugal.

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Flu kills over 100 people in Russia

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Flu kills over 100 people in Russia 

MOSCOW, Jan. 29 — Over 100 people have died in the last three weeks in Russia of complications from flu, Russian Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said Thursday.

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WHO to hold emergency meeting February 1 on spread of Zika virus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on WHO to hold emergency meeting February 1 on spread of Zika virus 

MOSCOW, Jan. 28 — The World Health Organization's International Health Regulations Committee will hold an emergency meeting devoted to the spread of the Zika virus on February 1 in Geneva, WHO Director General Margaret Chan said Thursday.

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Sri Lanka to screen travelers from Latin America, Africa for Zika virus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Sri Lanka to screen travelers from Latin America, Africa for Zika virus 

COLOMBO, Jan. 28 — Sri Lanka on Thursday said that it would begin screening passengers arriving from Latin America and Africa at the country's international airport to prevent the Zika virus from entering the island.

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Ireland issues new travel advisory over Zika virus

January 29, 2016 by · Comments Off on Ireland issues new travel advisory over Zika virus 

DUBLIN, Jan. 29 — Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan on Thursday published new travel advice for 20 countries in response to the Zika virus outbreak.

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5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on 5 more babies die of Zika virus in Brazil 

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 21 — Five more babies have died in brazil due to the Zika virus, the government announced on Wednesday.

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Chicago soybeans, wheat rally on oil prices rebounding; corn lowers

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Chicago soybeans, wheat rally on oil prices rebounding; corn lowers 

CHICAGO, Jan. 22 — Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agricultural commodities closed mixed on Thursday with soybeans and wheat rallying as oil prices and global stocks rebounded strongly, somehow easing worries on the world growth, while corn lowers due to US highest ethanol inventories in nearly four years.

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China's voluntary organ donors reach 5,734

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on China's voluntary organ donors reach 5,734 

GUANGZHOU, Dec. 22 — China's voluntary organ donors reached 5,734 as of Dec. 16, donating a total of 15,722 organs since voluntary organ donations began in 2010, according to a medical official.

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Nigeria vows to stabilize currency in 2016

December 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nigeria vows to stabilize currency in 2016 

LAGOS, Dec. 21 — The Nigerian government on Sunday said it is evolving additional measures to boost the nation's economy and stabilize the naira.

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