ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — At least three people were dead and 13 were missing after a tourist boat capsized in the Paraguay River during a storm at the town of Carmelo Peralta in northern Paraguay, authorities said Wednesday night. …read more
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former security screener who helped smuggle drugs through Los Angeles International Airport has been sentenced to more than 6
LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Transcorp Hotels, part of the Transcorp conglomerate, plans to start marketing its initial public offering from Sept. 24 to raise 8 billion naira ($48.8 million), marketing documents seen by Reuters show. Transcorp Hotels plans to offer 800 million ordinary shares to new investors at 10 naira per share. The sale will last for a week and the shares will be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Nov. 5, the prospectus showed. (1 US dollar = 163.8000 Nigerian naira) …read more
NEW YORK (AP) — The last stretch of New York’s High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation’s most distinctive urban transformations: an abandoned stretch of elevated rails that’s been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees.
By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc said on Friday it struck a tentative contract agreement with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, an important step in finalizing a deal with 24,500 U.S.-based stewards at the airline. If members of APFA ratify the agreement this fall, it will be the first contract passed since American merged with US Airways last year and the first that applies to workers from both carriers, while pilots and ticketing agents at the new American are far from reaching this stage. …
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation’s capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets. …read more
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s government airlifted thousands of stranded tourists out of the hurricane-ravaged resort of Los Cabos, as a weakened Odile headed over the Gulf of California Wednesday on a path toward Arizona and a new storm loomed to the south.
LONDON (Reuters) – Shares in Russian oil-to-telecoms conglomerate Sistema tumbled on Wednesday after its head Vladimir Yevtushenkov was accused by Russian investigators of money-laundering in connection with the company’s acquisition of oil producer Bashneft. The investigators have placed Yevtushenkov under house arrest. Sistema, which controls Russia’s biggest mobile phone company MTS , said it considered the accusations baseless. More details on Sistema’s holdings and structure follow below: Sistema, incorporated in 1993, says it is Russia’s largest publicly listed holding company. … …read more
NAIROBI (Reuters) – The maximum price of Kenya’s top-grade tea rose to $3.82 per kg at auction on Tuesday from $3.51 last week, Africa Tea Brokers said. Best Broken Pekoe Ones (BP1s) fetched $2.21-3.82 per kg, compared with $2.20-3.51 last week, ATB said in its market report. Kenya is the world’s leading exporter of black tea and the crop is a leading foreign exchange earner for the economy, alongside horticulture and tourism. Best Brighter Pekoe Fanning Ones (PF1s) sold at $2.42-2.78 per kg, up from $2.34-2.70 last week. …