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.
Centre-leftist Alvaro Colom won Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday, denying power to a retired general who had sought to unleash the army to fight a violent crime wave. Colom, a soft-spoken textile businessman, beat Gen.
Bulgarian police said Thursday, October 24th they had seized a huge cache of antique coins and other precious objects and arrested 13 people allegedly involved in an antique smuggling ring to the United States and Europe.
Derry boasts the hallmarks of a classic New Hampshire town -- white-steepled churches, fading red-brick textile mills and autumn foliage that's exploding in brilliant reds and yellows. But one thing is missing: a growing pool of young workers.
Princess Sirivannavari Nariratan's grandmother Queen Sirikit of Thailand was a devoted customer of the French couturier Pierre Balmain and that relationship was celebrated with her granddaughter's first catwalk collection in Paris on Saturday, September 29th at night.
German retail sales plummeted in August, official data showed Friday, another sign that a long-awaited contribution to the eurozone's biggest economy was still some way off. Retail sales fell by 1.4 percent from July, and by 2.
Sony Corp will buy Toyota Industries Corp's stake in its small-sized liquid crystal display joint ventures, in its latest step to focus on its core operations. The two firms said on Wednesday they will merge ST Liquid Crystal Display Corp.