Germany adopts gender quota
Germany's planning on following the example of Norway and Spain, among others, by implementing quotas for women in business leadership positions.
OPEC's hugely important Thursday meeting
OPEC's Thursday meeting in Austria is already being called the most important in years for the oil cartel amid vast oversupply and falling oil prices.
Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar
A plague outbreak has killed 40 people on the island nation of Madagascar, with 119 people diagnosed with the bacterial disease since August.
China looks to financial sector to go green
China has announced plans to try to grow in a green way as the country attempts to balance cutting carbon emissions with continuing growth.