Google has seen off interest from Facebook to buy a company that manufactures high-altitude drones, part of the technology giant’s efforts to bring internet access to far-flung corners of the world. The acquisition of New Mexico’s Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed fee was announced on Monday night, just weeks after Facebook was reported to be [...]

Embassy staff walk in front of the Jordanian embassy in Tripoli April 15, 2014. Jordan’s ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver. Masked gunmen have kidnapped Jordan’s ambassador to Libya. The perpetrators have demanded the release of a Libyan Islamist militant from prison in [...]

Russia’s further incursions into eastern Ukraine would have serious macroeconomic consequences, destabilizing banks and crimping Ukraine’s national output, the central bank governor said on Sunday. Many of Ukraine’s biggest factories and some of its agricultural production lie in the east, where pro-Russian separatists have taken up arms and occupied government buildings. “The main risk (to [...]

Libyan prosecutors prepared to start the trial of deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi’s sons and former officials on Monday in a major test for the North African state’s transition to a democracy since its 2011 revolution. Security was tightened around Tripoli’s Al-Hadba prison where the trial of Saadi Gaddafi and Saif al-Islam was to take place. [...]

Few days after announcing a $2 billion expansion strategy in Australia, South African retail giant, Woolworths Holdings says it plans to open at least 15 stores across the Africa in the next three years. Woolworths which already has 65 African stores in 11 countries outside South Africa wants to expand its footprint particularly in Kenya, [...]

 Women’s winner Edna Kiplagat and Men’s winner Wilson Kipsang of Kenya at  the London Marathon, on April 13, 2014 Wilson Kipsang, the world-record holder, won the men’s London Marathon, beating fellow Kenyan Stanley Biwott. Edna Kiplagat, the world champion, won the women’s event. Kipsang posted a provisional time of 2:04:29 for the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) race, a [...]

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta said her aim of running the London Marathon on April 13 is to save lives of Kenyan women and children. “I am determined to make a difference by participating in the marathon so as to ensure Kenya has a healthy generation that is HIV-free,” she said Friday. Speaking at a forum [...]

Holders Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid joined Chelsea and Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League semifinal draw, in Nyon from 12:15 on Friday. Bayern and Madrid both reached the last four in 2012/13 while Chelsea were last involved the previous campaign. In contrast, Atlético have never played in the Uefa Champions League semifinals and [...]

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