Promotora de Informaciones SA jumped 14 percent as Telefonica SA is nearing an agreement to buy a controlling stake in the media company’s pay-TV business for about 800 million euros ($1.1 billion), according to people familiar with the matter.
The Federal Reserve will release minutes from its Jan. 28-29 meeting, the last presided over by former Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and at which policy makers further reduced the central bank’s record stimulus.
Africa correspondents staged a rally in the Kenyan capital to demand the release of Al Jazeera East African journalist Peter Greste and two colleagues held by Egyptian authorities since December and facing trial.
The Bosnian Federation government, half of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s dual ruling powers, called for early elections after hundreds of people were hurt in protests in the ex-Yugoslav republic’s worst violence since 1995.
Egypt said it would try 20 people who work for the Al Jazeera television channel on charges they belong to a terrorist group, drawing U.S. allegations that the military-backed government is trying to muzzle dissent.