Greenpeace tried to block a palm-oil tanker from leaving an Indonesian port on Friday for a second day to protest over forest destruction, but the vessel's owner said the ship was able to continue loading crude palm oil.
Myanmar opened a lucrative auction of gems on Wednesday, November 14th, despite tightening Western sanctions and calls for a boycott from top international jewellers following the junta's deadly crackdown on protests.
A pair of Doc Martens for Cinderella, thigh-high boots for the princess in Beauty and the Beast -- 25 European designers have given Disney's heroines a fashion makeover for a Paris auction to help UNICEF.
Christian Lacroix, arguably the most extravagant couturier in Paris, never intended to be a fashion designer. His dream was to be a museum curator, a wish come true this week via a breath-taking walk through two centuries of fashion.
Services group Rentokil Initial posted a 21 percent rise in third-quarter underlying profit and said its recovery was on track, helped by a contract to clean up Beijing ahead of next year's Olympic Games.
Japanese women with environmental concerns close to their hearts may one day be able to wear a bra unveiled Wednesday, November 7th that can be used to carry their own personal chopsticks to cut down on waste.