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BP is to set aside 20 billion dollars, that is 16 billion euros, in a compensation fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The news was
Amid international outrage over its deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship, Israel has held a key meeting to consider easing its blockade.
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BP has reportedly agreed to set aside the equivalent of sixteen billion euros to put in a fund for victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The Spanish government has approved unpopular reforms aimed at shaking up the country’s rigid labour rules.
The plan aims, among other things, to
A fragile peace has descended on the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, ravaged by days of ethnic slaughter.
For the time being, at least, troops seem
There are fears the bloodletting in Kyrgyzstan could turn into a full-blown humanitarian crisis.
Many ethnic Uzbeks trying to flee the violence
Flash floods triggered by torrential downpours near France’s Mediterranean coast have claimed at least 19 lives.
Six months worth of rain fell in
Britain’s royal brothers William and Harry were a bit nervous when game wardens asked them to hold an 8.5 foot (2.6 meter) African rock python.
Amid the outcry over Israel’s attack on the aid flotilla in the Mediterranean, there have been growing international calls for an end to the Israeli
The European Commission has categorically denied a report that the European Union, the IMF and the US Treasury were drawing up a liquidity plan for
France is to raise the retirement age and increase taxes on the rich so that the country’s heavily indebted pensions system doesn’t run out of
Volvo’s shipments of trucks were up by 44 percent in May compared with the same month last year.
The world’s second biggest lorry maker said the
The number of people in the UK claiming jobless benefit fell more than expected in May.
The Office for National Statistics says 31,000 fewer people
Floods followed powerful rainstorms in south-eastern France, killing at least 15 people, the authorities said.
Cars clog the streets and water is up to two metres high in some homes after an onslaught described as cataclysmic by locals.
A clean up is
The Cannes of cartoons, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival marked its 50th anniversary with an impressive line-up of more than 200 films.
Australian research scientists are developing a way of tracing the tea in your teapot back to its roots, to find out almost exactly where it came
It is one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world; the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires. After three years of restoration the curtain has risen
The World Cup is in full swing in South Africa, but thoughts are already turning to the next tournament in Brazil in four years time.
A freight train transporting cars from Romania to France derailed early near Braz in Vorarlberg, Austria, probably due to a technical failure. The
He is said to be on a one-man mission to hunt down Osama bin Laden.
American Gary Faulkner has been arrested in northern Pakistan, apparently armed
Hundreds of people have rallied in the South African city of Durban to protest against the way the government has spent money on the World Cup
Hundreds of ethnic Uzbek refugees trying to flee the violence in Kyrgyzstan remain stranded at the border.
Neighbouring Uzbekistan, which closed
At least nine people died and several were missing following violent rain storms near France’s Mediterranean coast. Most of the deaths occurred in or
At this time of the year, south-eastern France is usually basking in sweltering heat.
But flash floods caused by torrential rain have led to the
After his fourth visit to the Gulf of Mexico, a televised address to the nation and a scheduled meeting with BP officials, all in less than a week
Ethnic Uzbek refugees flee the bloodshed in southern Kyrgyzstan. Clashes began last week in the southern city of Osh but later spread to nearby towns
The entire way-of-life in the small Louisiana fishing town of Buras is under threat from the spill, and locals gathered together to watch Obama’s
At least ten people are reported to have been killed after torrential rain led to flooding in the south of France.
Four people are missing