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China is biggest energy user

21 July 2010

PARIS – China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest energy consumer, the International Energy Agency said yesterday. Read More

Leaders blast release of Lockerbie bomber

21 July 2010

WASHINGTON – British Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday turned aside United States calls for an investigation into the release of the Lockerbie bomber by Scotland Read More

Playboy launches 'clean' site

21 July 2010

CHICAGO – Finally, something for those guys who say they read Playboy for the articles: a chance to prove it. Read More


61 die in train crash

20 July 2010

CALCUTTA, India – A speeding express train ploughed into a stationary passenger train in eastern India yesterday, killing 61 people in a crash Read More

BP gets nod to keep cap on

20 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The federal government yesterday allowed BP to keep the cap shut tight on its ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well for another day despite something seeping near the sea floor. Read More

Brazil to France flight cancelled

19 July 2010

SAO PAULO – Air France says a Rio de Janeiro to Paris flight has been cancelled because of electronic problems. Read More


BP cap holds

19 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – The custom-built cap that finally cut off the oil flowing from BP’s broken well held steady yesterday, Read More


Boeing 787 touches down

19 July 2010

FARNBOROUGH, England – Boeing Co.’s long-anticipated 787 jet touched down on British soil yesterday, Read More


Australia votes Aug. 21

18 July 2010

CANBERRA – Australia’s first female prime minister Julia Gillard called elections yesterday buoyed by strong support only three weeks after taking power Read More

Air France flight cancelled

18 July 2010

SAO PAULO – Air France said a Sao Paulo-Paris flight had to be cancelled because of damage in the aircraft’s fuselage. Read More

16 killed in militant ambush

18 July 2010

CHINAR, Pakistan – Militants armed with assault rifles ambushed a convoy of civilian vehicles, killing 16 people yesterday Read More

BP cap holding – for now

18 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP’s 48-hour trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico ended yesterday with no word on what happens next. Read More

28 die in Iraq hotel fire

17 July 2010

BAGHDAD – A fierce blaze at a hotel without fire escapes sent some desperate guests plunging to their deaths in a northern Iraqi oil boomtown, killing 28 people. Read More

Goldman settles suit for US$550m

17 July 2010

WASHINGTON – Goldman Sachs & Co. has agreed to pay US$550 million to settle civil fraud charges that the Wall Street giant misled buyers of mortgage-related investments. Read More


Obama takes a break

17 July 2010

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine – Cheered by a key victory in Congress and good news from the Gulf oil spill zone, Read More

Home elevator turns death trap

17 July 2010

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia – When the elevator in their home got stuck between floors, Sherwood and Caroline Wadsworth found themselves trapped Read More

Test results from well not as good as hoped

17 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – Pressure readings have been less than ideal from the new cap shutting oil into BP’s busted well, Read More

ESPN reporter sues hotels over peephole tapings

17 July 2010

CHICAGO – ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who was secretly videotaped nude while staying at hotels, filed a lawsuit on Thursday against seven hotels Read More

Typhoon kills 37

15 July 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Conson blew out of the Philippines yesterday after killing at least 37 people, Read More

White House fears new BP bid could backfire

15 July 2010

NEW ORLEANS – BP’s work to cap its Gulf of Mexico gusher was in limbo yesterday after the federal government raised concerns Read More

EU wants new drilling cap

15 July 2010

 BRUSSELS – The European Union’s (EU) top energy official yesterday suggested banning any new deep-water oil and gas exploration projects in the North Sea, Read More


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