Dry Ivory Coast weather may cut mid-crop, farmers say

ABIDJAN Persistent hot and dry weather in most of Ivory Coast's main cocoa regions has damaged trees and could reduce the quality of beans and the size of the mid-crop, farmers said on Monday.Ivory Coast's dry season runs from mid-November to March but...

Huge cyclone leaves trail of destruction in Fiji

SYDNEY Fijian officials were assessing the damage on Sunday after one of the most powerful storms recorded in the southern hemisphere tore through the archipelago, with early reports of widespread devastation in remote villages and one confirmed death....

Climate change puts trillions of dollars of financial assets at risk: study

OSLO Trillions of dollars of non-bank financial assets around the world are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, according to a study on Monday that says tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions makes sense for investors.Rising temperatu...

'The Kiss' and other Rodin bronzes up for auction in Paris

PARIS Five small bronze statues by French 19th century sculptor Auguste Rodin will be auctioned in Paris next week, including a cast of his celebrated "The Kiss", which is estimated at 1.5 to 2 million euros ($1.70-2.27 million). The five statues, to b...

Obama to visit Flint, Michigan to hear about water crisis

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama will visit Flint, Michigan next week to hear from residents about the drinking water crisis, the White House said on Wednesday.Obama will visit Flint on May 4 to hear "first-hand from Flint residents about the public h...

Canada getting handle on Alberta wildfire, no restart yet for oil operations

GREGOIRE LAKE, Alberta Canadian officials showed some optimism on Sunday they were beginning to get on top of the country's most destructive wildfire in recent memory, as favorable weather helped firefighters and winds took the flames southeast, away f...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Apple wins dismissal of lawsuit over MacBook logic boards

Apple Inc won the dismissal on Thursday of a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding consumers by selling MacBook laptop computers that contained "logic boards" it knew were defective, and which routinely failed within two years.U.S. District Judge William A...

Bangkok’s Chinatown: a night at the opera

BANGKOK Battles, a search for love and justice, all set in China. Hired by local Chinese shrines, opera companies in Bangkok’s Chinatown perform mythical stories in Mandarin to round off celebrations marking the Lunar New Year in the Thai capital.The...

World Bank to hold $20 million carbon credit auction

LONDON The World Bank will hold a $20 million auction for carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, offering up to 10 times the current market value, the bank said on Monday.The auction, to be held on May 12, comes at a time when ...