South African coal miners begin strike

South African coal miners began a strike on Sunday after wage talks collapsed last week, disrupting the sector that produces the country's electricity and exports coal to Europe and Asia.

10:24pm IST

UPDATE 1-Nigeria to ease foreign currency restrictions in the long term -VP

ABUJA, Oct 4 - Nigeria will keep its restrictions on foreign currency for now to preserve the country's currency reserves amid plunging oil revenues, but will eventually relax them, the country's vice president said.

6:44pm IST

UPDATE 1-Merkel says military efforts needed in Syria but will not end war

BERLIN, Oct 4 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a German radio station that military efforts were necessary in Syria even though they would not put and end to the four-year-old civil war there.

2:53pm IST

UPDATE 1-Russia says ready to meet OPEC, non-OPEC producers for consultations

* Proposed taxes could lead to output cut - Novak (Adds details, background, quotes, wraps stories)

03 Oct 2015

Rosneft's Sechin calls for other ways to help Russian budget, not oil tax increases

MOSCOW, Oct 3 - The chief executive of Russia's top oil company Rosneft, Igor Sechin, has called for finding alternative sources to help the Russian budget, other than raising taxes on the oil industry.

03 Oct 2015
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India announces plan to slow rate of greenhouse gas growth

NEW DELHI - India has promised to shave a third off the rate at which it emits greenhouse gases over the next 15 years, in a long-awaited contribution towards reaching a deal to slow global warming at a U.N. climate summit in December.