The head of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons demanded that the six nations, including Israel, that have yet to adopt the convention banning the use of the arms to join without delay or conditions.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron rebuffed a suggestion by his Tory predecessor John Major that he appoint a personal negotiator to the European Union as part of his effort to change Britain’s relationship with the bloc.
American mutual funds are scouring Europe for bargains, snapping up Dutch oil drillers, French drugmakers and Swiss food producers on speculation the region’s rally is just beginning as the U.S. bull market ages.
PostNL NV, the Dutch mail service, said it sold about half of its 29.8 percent stake in TNT Express NV to reduce debt, sending the shares of the package-delivery service to the lowest in more than four months.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Europe’s biggest oil company, halted plans to build a $20 billion gas-to- liquids plant in Louisiana, citing the potential cost and uncertainty about future crude and natural gas prices.