The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) is making its first tentative investment in the US, five years after dropping a $18bn (£11bn) bid for Unocal that caused a protectionist hue and cry among American politicians.
Responsibility for climate change should be transferred to the Ministry of Defence as the single most important threat facing the nation, the Green MP Caroline Lucas said yesterday. Only if global warming is classified as an issue of "national survival", like a military threat, will it be treated with the urgency it now needs, she told the Sustainable Planet conference in Lyon.
The Liberal Democrats were celebrating the beginning of a new era for their party last night after agreeing to form a coalition that will see them form part of the Government for the first time in their history.
Thomas Bjorn has reacted angrily after Padraig Harrington questioned plans for a possible tightening up of membership rules on the European Tour.
Gordon Brown today rounded off his two-day visit to the United States with an address to Congress in which he called on America to take a lead in the world's battle against recession and climate change.
US president Barack Obama today reaffirmed his belief in the special relationship between Britain and America following talks with Prime Minister Gordon Brown at the White House.
Fears that protectionism will divide Continent dominate Brussels summit
There was snow on the ground in Ottawa yesterday as Air Force One touched down for Barack Obama's deliberately low key, first trip abroad as president.
Gordon Brown hit out at huge interest rate hikes by credit card firms today, warning that they must behave "responsibly".
Tax cuts and spending rises must be co-ordinated internationally if they are to drag the world out of its economic crisis, Gordon Brown insisted today.
Gordon Brown will tonight urge Barack Obama to reject pressure from his Democratic Party to put up trade barriers to protect American jobs.