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Desert storm: Islamists take Mali fight to Algeria

Islamist militants were holding  up to 41 Western gas engineers at a remote BP site in Algeria today, deepening fears that the conflict in Mali could unleash an anti-Western war across the deserts of northern Africa.

US to share BP Gulf spill documents

The Justice Department has agreed to turn over at least 100 scientific documents that BP suspects could show that the US government overestimated the amount of oil that spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from the company's Macondo well.

Disaster rig owners blame BP

The owner of the rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico last year has largely blamed oil giant BP for the disaster.

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BP attempts to clean up its image amid reports of corners cut

The boss of BP, Tony Hayward, was battling yesterday to quell criticism of the company's handling of the Gulf oil spill, even as its latest image repair campaign drew indignation, and fresh evidence emerged of a pattern of safety shortcuts and slipshod management aboard the rig that exploded.

What was Halliburton's role in US oil spill?

Shares in Halliburton, the world's second-largest energy services company once headed by former US vice-president Dick Cheney, slid in trading on Friday, in part because of the new six-month moratorium on offshore drilling projects imposed last week by President Barack Obama.