Some 150,000 rare Himalayan goats whose wool is used to make Indian Kashmir's famed pashmina shawls are at risk of dying due to heavy snow blanketing the region, officials warned on Wednesday, February 6th.
French "sports chic" label Lacoste wowed the crowd with a ski-themed show Saturday February 2nd at New York fashion week, kicking off the 75th year of the little crocodile that conquered the United States.
Services group Rentokil Initial posted a 21 percent rise in third-quarter underlying profit and said its recovery was on track, helped by a contract to clean up Beijing ahead of next year's Olympic Games.
Miss Universe, Riyo Mori of Japan, vowed Tuesday, October 16th not to wear fur and declared herself an animal lover after a protest campaign by animal rights activists. "I will say this out loud : I will not wear fur," Mori told AFP.
Shares in the French luxury goods empire PPR shot up in opening trades Friday, august 31st on strong first-half results following its purchase of German sportswear group Puma. PPR shares leapt by 3.85 percent to 126.54 euros on the Paris stock exchange, while the CAC 40 index of leading issues gained 0.78 percent.