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AkzoNobel plans to spin off Specialty Chemicals unit

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:34:12 GMT2017-04-19T08:34:12Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Industrial paints and chemicals company AkzoNobel said Wednesday it plans to spin off its Specialty Chemicals unit within 12 months to boost growth and reward its shareholders....

Activists' tribunal alleges Monsanto hurts environment

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:52:43 GMT2017-04-18T16:52:43Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A tribunal brought together by a rights group that aims to highlight what it claims are abuses by U.S. seed company Monsanto Co. has delivered an advisory opinion alleging that the company "engaged in practices which have negatively impacted" people's rights to a healthy environment, food and good health....