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CAIRO/OTTAWA: Saudi Arabia will suspend new trade and investment with Canada after that country's foreign ministry urged Riyadh to release arrested civil rights activists, it said in a statement released to the official Saudi Press Agency on Sunday.
JAKARTA/PHNOM PENH: Labour leaders behind the biggest strikes in Cambodia's $5 billion garment industry knew last year they had a strong case for higher wages: they had already compared notes with activists in neighbouring countries.
Trade union activists held six top managers at Cockerill Sambre SA captive on Monday to protest a decision by its parent company Arcelor to freeze investment at the steel plant, a move which threatens over 2,000 jobs.
RIYADH (Reuters) - A Saudi Arabian court sentenced two prominent political and human rights activists on Saturday to at least 10 years in prison for offences that included sedition and giving inaccurate information to foreign media.
JAKARTA: Environmentalists abseiled down storage tanks and unfurled banners at a palm oil refinery in Indonesia on Tuesday in protest at deforestation of the country's tropical forests.
ADVOCATES of drastic cuts in carbon-dioxide emissions now speak a lot less than they once did about climate change. Climate campaigners changed their approach after the collapse of the Copenhagen climate-change summit last December and the revelation of mistakes in the United Nations climate panel's work - as well as in response to growing public skepticism and declining interest.
BERLIN: Thousands of Berlin residents took to the streets on Saturday to vent anger over surging rents and demand the expropriation of more than 200,000 apartments sold off to big private landlords, which they blame for changing the character of the city.
LONDON: Unilever is sharpening its focus on profitability by lifting prices and cutting spending on everything from employee flights to product reformulations as activist investors take aim at consumer-goods giants wrestling with slow growth.