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APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

APNewsBreak: Africa land grabs endanger elephants

Political and military elites are seizing protected areas in one of Africa's last bastions for elephants, putting broad swath…

  • China auto show opens amid environmental, growth concerns

    This picture taken on April 19, 2014 shows a Mazda car being installed in an exhibition hall ahead of the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

  • Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing Associated Press - 44 minutes ago
    Automakers unveil China-focused models in Beijing

    Ford Motor Co. on Sunday unveiled a new Escort sedan designed in China for global sale at a Beijing auto show that highlighted the growing influence of Chinese tastes on the industry. Automakers are looking ...

  • The grille of the Cadillac Elmiraj concept car as the vehicle is displayed during the press preview day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

    U.S. car giant General Motors Corp (GM) (GM) plans to invest $12 billion in China from 2014 to 2017 and build more plants next year as it steps up its presence to compete with aggressive rivals in the world's largest auto market. GM expects its China sales to expand 8-10 percent this year, in line with the overall growth …

  • A model poses beside a Ford Ecosport during a media presentation of the 34th Bangkok International Motor Show in Bangkok

    SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Global automakers are scrambling to meet the demands of China's young urban professionals, who want a car that makes them stand out, yet don't always have the money to splurge on a top-end model. After nearly two decades of frenzied growth driven mainly by the very wealthy, China's auto market …

  • The Pfizer logo is seen outside their world headquarters in New York

    U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound ($101 billion) takeover, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday. The paper said, citing senior investment bankers and industry sources, that informal conversations about a deal had taken place between the two firms but …

  • Visitors look at an Audi S8 car at Auto China 2014 in Beijing

    Strong demand for new automobiles in China has laid the foundations for the next leg of business for carmakers BMW (BMW.DE), Audi and Mercedes-Benz: the second-hand premium car market. China's auto market is the world's biggest and is set to grow between 8 percent and 10 percent this year, fuelled by increasingly affluent …

  • Residents stand outside a spaza convienience shop in Cape Town's Imizamo Yethu township

    In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a shopping centre and business has only gotten worse for Grace, a 68-year-old shopowner. Like many proprietors of "spaza" shops - the informal stores that dot township corners - …

  • Europe's gas supplies not at risk: EU commissioner

    EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger speaks during a press conference in Brussels on January 20, 2014

  • Visitor walks past a Hyundai Motor logo at a Hyundai dealership in Seoul

    South Korea's Hyundai Motor on Sunday unveiled its small sport utility vehicle (SUV) concept targeted at the Chinese market, planning to join a flurry of rivals in tapping the growing segment in the world's biggest market. Hyundai said it had picked popular Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun to promote the subcompact SUV ix25, …

  • C-class by Daimler AG is pictured before company's annual news conference in Stuttgart

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