JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African sign language interpreter accused of miming nonsense as world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela defended himself as a "champion" signer on Thursday, but said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the event.
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian protesters stood their ground on Wednesday after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favoring ties with Russia over the European Union.
HELSINKI (Reuters) - State-controlled Finnish utility Fortum has agreed to sell its local power distribution grid to a group of institutional investors led by First State Investments and Borealis Infrastructure for 2.55 billion euros ($3.5 billion).
The animals are back. The elephant count in Namibia has risen from under 10,000 around the turn of the millennium to 20,000 today. Lion and leopard populations have doubled since 2004. And cheetahs, once in decline, now speed across the plains here in numbers larger than anywhere else in the world. Which is a big problem. The creatures in Namibia and elsewhe […]