Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's debt-ridden OGX oil company, currently under bankruptcy protection, said Friday it will change its name to Oleo e Gas Participacoes S.A.
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World oil prices pushed higher on Friday after a solid jobs report for November signalled unexpected strength in the US economy.
Stuttering Marseille suffered their second Ligue 1 defeat in four days on Friday, going down 1-0 at home to Nantes at the Stade Velodrome.
Arturo Vidal and Giorgio Chiellini struck in either half to hand Juventus a 2-0 away win at Bologna on Friday which gave the Serie A leaders a six-point lead over second-placed Roma.
Icy winter storms with hurricane-force winds on Friday lashed northern Europe, where the death toll rose to 10 while hundreds of thousands suffered power blackouts and road, rail and air transport chaos.
When US President Barack Obama joins a roll-call of world leaders at next week's memorials for late South African president Nelson Mandela he will honour a personal inspiration.
The United States urged China on Friday to set up an emergency hotline with Japan and South Korea to avoid confusion in its newly-declared airspace.
Reigning world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan on Friday revealed he may pull out of next month's prestigious Masters tournament.
US stocks ended sharply higher on Friday after a strong jobs report fuelled expectations that the Federal Reserve will begin to reduce its huge stimulus soon.
Commodity prices diverged this week, with New York oil striking an October-peak and gold futures hitting five-month lows as markets tracked positive US economic data including Friday's jobs numbers.