PepsiCo puts fizz into healthy drinks with $3.2 billion SodaStream deal

PepsiCo will buy carbonated drink-machine maker SodaStream for $3.2 billion as it battles Coca-Cola for an edge in the health-conscious beverage market....

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Futures climb on U.S.-China trade talk optimism

U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday on hopes that planned trade talks between the United States and China would help resolve escalating trade tensions between the world's two largest economies....

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Pope vows no more cover ups in letter to all Catholics on sexual abuse

Pope Francis, facing simultaneous clergy sexual abuse crises in several countries, on Monday wrote an unprecedented letter to all the world's Catholics asking each of them to help uproot "this...

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Mali court confirms Keita as winner of presidential election

Mali's constitutional court on Monday confirmed President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita's re-election in this month's run-off election, rejecting fraud accusations by the opposition candidate....

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Russia's Putin, despite sanctions, still hopes for better U.S. ties: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin still hopes to pull Moscow's ties with Washington out of a deep crisis, but nobody will go into mourning if this ambition is not reciprocated by the United States,...

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Zuma influence-peddling inquiry opens; judges seeks more witnesses

The judge leading an inquiry into claims of influence-peddling against former South African president Jacob Zuma on Monday urged more witnesses to come forward, as public hearings began in a case...

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Venezuelan bolivar - what can it get you?

Images show the bizarre reality of hyperinflation - a chicken costs 14.6 million bolivars....

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