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Tuesday 01 October 2013
Second phase of trial opens with claims of negligence and lack of preparation
Tuesday 03 September 2013
On her fifth attempt and aged 62, the American endurance swimmer Diana Nyad yesterday finally achieved her nearly life-long quest of becoming the first person to swim 103 miles from Cuba to the United States without the protection of a shark cage.
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Shares in BP tumbled nearly 4 per cent today after the FTSE 100 oil giant hiked its provision for compensation claims from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by $1.4 billion (£913 million) to $9.6 billion — and warned the final cost could be “significantly higher” as it continues to receive new claims.
Thursday 16 May 2013
Tony Hayward steps into chairman role at resource giant's annual meeting
Thursday 02 May 2013
Mark King had been considered a “rising star” of company’s leadership team
Tuesday 30 April 2013
BP chief executive Bob Dudley today offered some evidence that his turnaround of the beleaguered oil giant is heading the right way.
Friday 22 March 2013
Shares in BP leapt today after the FTSE 100 oil giant unveiled plans to return $8bn (£5.3bn) to investors, a day after completing the sale of its troubled TNK-BP Russian joint venture.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
BP failed to apply its own safety and risk management system to the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, in what was a "tragic" and "egregious" oversight, the first witness in a long-awaited civil trial over the 2010 oil spill said.
Monday 25 February 2013
As oil company finally comes to trial over rig disaster, $16bn settlement talks are intensifying
Friday 15 February 2013
Angry holidaymakers describe 'sauna of sewage' as they finally get off crippled US liner
Wednesday 09 January 2013
Outlook So, the US interior department has launched an urgent review of Arctic offshore drilling operations after the grounding of Shell's Kulluk oil rig off the coast of Alaska last week. Presumably the first thing they will acknowledge is that this was effectively a shipping rather than a drilling accident, though political momentum is against the oil giant.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
Like his tough protagonist, Dave Robicheaux, James Lee Burke is a man of passionate temper. His contemptuous anger over the lacklustre response of George W Bush to the devastation of Burke’s beloved New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina was incorporated into his writing. That rage is back again.
Friday 16 November 2012
BP has agreed to cough up $4.5bn (£2.8bn) in penalties and plead guilty to no less than 14 counts of criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Last night it was also reported that two BP workers have been indicted on manslaughter charges and an ex-manager charged with misleading Congress.
Thursday 15 November 2012
BP has agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to 14 counts of criminal misconduct over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago.
Monday 12 November 2012
A half mile below ground near Anchorage, Alaska the U.S Department of Energy have tapped a reservoir of methane hydrate. It looks like ice, but burns like coal.
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness