BP has won a key court victory in the US that will limit the amount of compensation the oil giant will have to pay following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010.
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Monday 20 May 2013
The businessman Alexander Lebedev told a Russian court that he did not understand the accusations against him of “hooliganism motivated by political hatred” that could see him jailed for up to five years.
British poker champion Marcus Bebb-Jones sentenced to 20 years in jail for murder of his wife 16 years ago
Thursday 02 May 2013
A British poker champion has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for the murder of his wife in America 16 years ago.
Thursday 02 May 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday appealed a court order directing the agency to make "morning-after" emergency contraception pills available without a prescription to all girls of reproductive age.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Countrywide Financial, the US mortgage giant rescued by Bank of America at the height of the credit crisis, has settled a mortgage-backed securities lawsuit with its investors, led by the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System, for $500m (£328m).
Wednesday 03 April 2013
Cricketer was in a coma following incident outside a bar
Sunday 31 March 2013
New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder has emerged from an induced coma and spoken with family members two days after being seriously injured in a brutal attack outside a Christchurch bar. Ryder was also breathing without the aid of the respirator which helped keep him alive after he suffered a collapsed lung during the late-night attack.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Nicola Furlong's murderer treated as a minor by court so could walk free in five years
Tuesday 12 March 2013
Has the term 'bullying' become an unhelpful catch-all? In the New York Times, Emily Bazelon suggests so.
I know what Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce will face - my background may as well have been Mars to fellow prisoners
Monday 11 March 2013
This wasn't an environment where intelligence counted
Monday 04 March 2013
An American musician denied murdering Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong on the first day of his trial in Tokyo today. Richard Hinds, 19, a keyboard player for several top R&B acts, is accused of drugging Ms Furlong, 21, and strangling her in an upmarket Tokyo hotel last year.
Friday 01 March 2013
Two US Navy sailors were convicted and sentenced to prison on Friday for raping and robbing a woman on Okinawa in a crime that outraged many on the southern Japanese island.
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