Mideast talks reopen

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netyanhu and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas had not spoken face-to-face for 20 months, but after the


US cargo plane crashes in Dubai

At least two people have been killed in a US cargo plane crash in Dubai. The aircraft, believed to have been operated by parcel carrier, UPS, is


Roche to trim costs

Roche is reviewing its business in order to cut costs. The Swiss drugmaker said that is in response to recent setbacks in the development of key


BP counts cost of Gulf spill

BP has said the cost of dealing with its oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico had risen to eight billion dollars (6.23 billion euros) and it continues to


Fires spread in southern Russia

In southern Russia, the forest fires which have claimed the lives of at least eight people have begun to spread. The blazes in the provinces on the