(Open): The FTSE rose in early trade, helped by energy shares which were boosted as the price of Brent crude oil headed towards $63 a barrel.
Farmers from the southern parts of New York are lamenting over the decision to ban fracking which affects apple growers like David Johnson.
Australia's heavyweight pool rival South Korea has included six Europe-based players but found no place for former Arsenal striker Park Chu-young in its squad for the Asian Cup.
Chinese stocks rallied, sending benchmark indexes higher in Shanghai and Hong Kong, as investors piled into the largest companies amid a surge in trading and volatility.
(Photo : Reuters) lls Church, UNITED STATESA taxi passes a gas station in Falls Church, Virginia December 16, 2014. For the first time in more than a decade, U.S.