Twenty Nepali Buddhist priests, wearing maroon robes and singlets, offered special prayers at a memorial service on Monday for Mount Everest hero Sir Edmund Hillary, who died last week at the age of 88.
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.
The world's richest diamond mine, which produces up to 15 million carats a year, celebrated its silver jubilee in Botswana on Friday, october 19th amid concerns about the growing cost of diamond mining.
The European Union on Monday, June 26th lifted its embargo on Liberian diamonds, following a decision by the UN Security Council in April that the trade in "blood diamonds" from the country has been stemmed.
François-Henri Pinault was named chairman of the supervisory board of Puma AG Wednesday, June 20th. As a consequences of the approval of the takeover for Puma by anti-trust authorities, three members of PPR’s senior management has been appointed to the supervisory board of the german brand.