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German construction of wind turbines have reached a record high in 2014, with the equivalent of three nuclear reactors brought on stream, a trade association says.
Eight Republican and Democratic US senators will introduce legislation to end restrictions on US citizens' travel to Cuba, the first effort in Congress toward ending the US embargo.
Shares in energy companies have slided after they announced falling profits on tumbling oil prices, though European markets were mostly higher overall.
Angola's oil-dependent economy is set to slow this year as a global crude price slump takes its toll on Africa's second-biggest producer.
The 91 000 people working in the UK for McDonald's have learned that their former boss, Steve Easterbrook, has become the first Briton to lead the US fast-food giant's global operation.
E-cigarettes have taken the global nicotine market by storm, slowing the $2.4bn in global sales of traditional aids like nicotine patches and gums
Cape Town International Airport has recorded its highest number of passengers last year, says a spokesperson.
Thousands of engineering workers on night shift across Germany have walked out over a wage dispute, says Germany's biggest trade union.