Merkel, Hollande push for Ukraine peace

A ceasefire, and the chance to get out. Some residents of eastern Ukraine evacuate their war-torn region, ravaged by a conflict between separatist rebels and government forces - which has seen more Feb 6, 2015

Premier League TV rights go under hammer

A battle of the broadcasters for the most-watched football league in the world. The deadline now upon us for the first round of bids for UK TV rights of English Premier League matches. Rivals Sky Feb 6, 2015

U.S. adds 257,000 jobs last month

Employers added lots of jobs last month and gave their workers fatter paychecks despite signs of a slowdown in growth. Payrolls rose by 257,000. That's much more than expected. That was the 11th month Feb 6, 2015

Greece: what now after whirlwind week?

A familiar scene of Greek protest. This, though, just on Thursday night. Part hope - but much anger, at Germany's unreadiness to do deals on debt. Alexis Tsipras is defiant too as his new Feb 6, 2015

Siemens wields axe, but little blood

The axe is dropping at Siemens. Europe's biggest engineering company has announced it's slashing 7,800 jobs worldwide. That's about 2 percent of its global workforce. Siemens has been implementing Feb 6, 2015

China slams U.S. for cyber hacking allegation

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Beijing on Friday (February 6) slammed the allegation made by the United States that China had a possible link to a cyberattack on its insurance company Anthem Inc. Feb 6, 2015

South Africa's power struggles

Power cuts in South Africa have become a fact of life. Electricity is in high demand but short in supply. The country's main utility firm Eskom has introduced scheduled, rolling blackouts to ease Feb 6, 2015

BSE closes points 133.06 down on Feb 6

New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 133.06 points down to stand at 28,717.91 at the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 50.65 points down to stand at 8,661.05. BHUSHAN STEEL LTD. and HDIL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.96% and 8.30% along with INDIA CEMENTS LTD. and PMCFIN with an increase of 5.25% and 4.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include CEATLTD and PTC with a decrease of 7.09% and 6.46% along with APOLLOTYRE and JAMMU and KASHMIR BANK LTD. with a decrease of 5.93% and 5.87% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 541.95 points at 19,051.97, while the banking sector is down 277.77 points at 21,535.42 and the reality sector is down 11.37 points at 1,746.32. The Indian currency is up 0.03% at Rs 61.75 per dollar. Feb 6, 2015

Africa: debt crisis looming?

Debt crisis. It's a phrase Europe has made its own in recent history. Could it be Africa's turn next? SOUNDBITE (English) JUDITH TYSON, AUTHOR, OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE, SAYING: ''The risk Feb 6, 2015

BT dominates with 12.5bln EE deal

It's already Britain's biggest fixed-line telecoms provider. Now BT is to add mobile to its portfolio of products after agreeing to buy EE from Deutsche Telekom and France's Orange. The deal, worth Feb 5, 2015

Greek MPs defiant at first session

A media frenzy outside the Greek Parliament in Athens. The country's lawmakers arrived for the swearing in of the new coalition government led by Syriza. Members of the anti-austerity party promised Feb 5, 2015

Pfizer's premium bet on generic drugmaker

Pfizer finally making a deal, buying Hospira for about $15 billion. The goal: boost its portfolio of generic injectable drugs, and copies of pricey biotech medicines, called biosimilars. Shares of Feb 6, 2015

Sony's Pascal stepping down as co-chair

Amy Pascal, one of the most power women executives in Hollywood, is stepping down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures. The move comes after hackers leaked a chain of embarrassing emails between Pascal Feb 6, 2015

Twitter user growth slows; Stocks positive for 2015

After hour earnings led by Twitter: revenues beating forecasts in the 4th quarter, but the pace of user growth was the slowest in several quarters. Linkedin results beating forecasts, quartelry Feb 6, 2015

Asia Week Ahead: Examining the Japanese economy

EDITORS' NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS COVERTED 4:3 MATERIALS (SOUNDBITE) (English) REUTERS REPORTER, PAMELA AMBLER, SAYING: "Japan will see a heavy data download next week." First up, the country's Feb 6, 2015