The temporary injunction against online taxi service Uber operating in Germany has been lifted by a court in Frankfurt. Taxi drivers brought legal action against the US company, saying it created unfair competition.
China is finally getting serious with pollution and banning highly polluting coal. Australia's coal exports are likely to be hit as that country's miners struggle to emerge from a difficult two years.
A UN report has revealed great progress in the fight against world hunger, with the goal of halving the world's underfed population by 2015 within reach. Still, challenges remain, particularly in the developing world.
Russia's currency continues its slide as targetted EU/US sanctions grip tightens. Fears mount that the Russian economy is headed for recession