BP agrees to claims worth $US18.7b over 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill
British energy giant BP says it has agreed to settle US federal and state claims worth up to $US18.7 billion ($24.5 billion) over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The settlement increases the pre-tax cost to BP of the explosion on board the Deepwater Horizon rig by an estimated $US13.1 billion to ...
France and Germany say doors for talks open - but Athens has to come up with debt plan

France and Germany say doors for talks open - but Athens has to come up with debt plan

07.07.2015 [18:12]
French President François Hollande and Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, have urged Greece to come up with credible proposals to reach a deal with creditors to stave off a Grexit. The leaders of the two most powerful economies in the eurozone met on 6 July in Paris a day after ...
Greece says No to creditors

Greece says No to creditors

06.07.2015 [22:14]
Around 60 percent of Greek voters said No Sunday (5 July) to the reforms asked by the country's international creditors, according to results after half of the vote were counted. The electoral map of Greece was uniformly orange, the colour of the Oxi (No) campaign, showing an homogeneous trend ...
Tbilisi building collapse kills three people

Tbilisi building collapse kills three people

06.07.2015 [19:38]
Today's Building collapse in central Tbilisi caused death of three people and another is badly injured. Deputy head of Tbilisi division of Georgia's Emergency Situation Management Department Davit Gelashvili confirmed the bodies of three ...
Tropical Storm Linfa brings floods to northern Philippines

Tropical Storm Linfa brings floods to northern Philippines

06.07.2015 [17:49]
Floods inundated towns in the northern Philippines as Tropical Storm Linfa struck the northern edge of the archipelago, where relief agencies were braced for disaster on Sunday ...
15 farm workers killed in truck accident in Turkey

15 farm workers killed in truck accident in Turkey

06.07.2015 [15:35]
An official says a truck transporting milk has slammed into a pickup truck carrying farm workers to a plantation in western Turkey, killing 15 people, most of them women. Erdogan Bektas, governor for Manisa province, said ...
Murder charges filed against Philippines ferry officials as capsize toll rises to 54 people

Murder charges filed against Philippines ferry officials as capsize toll rises to 54 people

04.07.2015 [16:47]
Philippines police have filed murder charges against the owners and crew of a passenger ferry that capsized and left dozens dead, an official said. The charges were filed late on Friday in the central city of Ormoc over the sinking of the Kim Nirvana vessel, according to regional ...
At least 4 dead after strong earthquake shakes China's Xinjiang region

At least 4 dead after strong earthquake shakes China's Xinjiang region

03.07.2015 [14:23]
At least four people have been killed by a strong earthquake that shook the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang on Friday, local state media reported. The magnitude-6.4 quake was centered in Pishan, a ...
America's richest families announced

America's richest families announced

03.07.2015 [12:39]
Great fortunes don't always last. New technology trumps the old, trends wane, management stumbles. Yet a few of the families who made FORBES second annual ranking of America's Richest Families –we capped the list at 200 members this year — have ...

Andy Warhol's Dollar Bill fetches £20.9m at Sotheby's record sales

03.07.2015 [11:36]
Andy Warhol's one dollar bill fetched a record £20.9m, smashing its pre-sale estimate of £13-18m at Sotheby's most lucrative sale ever. In all, £130.4m was raised on 1 July in the sale of contemporary art including works from Andy Warhol, Lucien Freud and Gerhard ...
Sweden has earned 900 billion in immigration – and can win even more

Sweden has earned 900 billion in immigration – and can win even more

02.07.2015 [18:38]
Immigration gives Sweden 65 extra tax billions each year, and is still profitable, according to a recent report from the Arena Ideas. Immigration gives Sweden 65 extra tax billion – each year. It shows a report by the think tank Arena idea ...
Hillary Clinton raises $45 million for presidential bid

Hillary Clinton raises $45 million for presidential bid

02.07.2015 [15:17]
Democrat Hillary Clinton has raised $45 million for her presidential bid during the first fundraising quarter of the 2016 campaign, figures released Wednesday show, according to USA Today ...
Ismet Yilmaz elected Turkish Parliamentary Speaker   <span style="color:#ff0000">VIDEO</span>

Ismet Yilmaz elected Turkish Parliamentary Speaker VIDEO

01.07.2015 [21:17]
Justice and Development Party (AKP) Kayseri province deputy İsmet Yılmaz was elected as Speaker with 258 votes in 4th round. 547 deputies participated in election of Speaker. There were 29 blank votes and 78 invalid votes. Ismet Yılmaz took 258 votes ...
IAEA chief to visit Iran

IAEA chief to visit Iran

01.07.2015 [18:57]
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano will be in Tehran on Thursday to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and other officials, an Iranian official said on Wednesday. "Amano will meet Rouhani and (the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council) Ali Shamkhani during his Tehran visit ...
Tunisia sees losses of $515 million for tourism after attacks

Tunisia sees losses of $515 million for tourism after attacks

30.06.2015 [17:47]
Tunisia expects to lose at least $515 million this year, or about a quarter of its estimated annual tourism earnings, following last Friday's attack on a beach hotel that killed 39 people, mostly British holidaymakers, according to World Bulletin ...
At least 30 people killed as Indonesian military plane crashes on Sumatra   <span style="color:#ff0000">VIDEO</span>

At least 30 people killed as Indonesian military plane crashes on Sumatra VIDEO

30.06.2015 [13:35]
At least 30 people have been killed after an Indonesian military transport plane crashed shortly after take-off into a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area, according to the Guardin ...
Egypt's state prosecutor killed in Cairo bomb attack

Egypt's state prosecutor killed in Cairo bomb attack

29.06.2015 [21:41]
Egypt's state prosecutor Hisham Barakat has been killed after his motorcade was hit by a bomb blast in the capital Cairo. "He has passed away," Justice Minister Ahmed al-Zind told the AFP news agency at the hospital where Barakat had been taken following the bombing on Monday. ...
South Korea supplementary MERS budget set to top 10 trillion won

South Korea supplementary MERS budget set to top 10 trillion won

24.06.2015 [21:34]
South Korea will draw up a supplementary budget expected to exceed 10 trillion won ($9 billion), to help cope with the effects of the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and an economic slump, a ruling party official said on Wednesday. Reuters confirmed Yoo's comments with an aide ...
Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

Most kangaroos are 'left-handed'

24.06.2015 [10:30]
Wild kangaroos tend to favor their left hands during common tasks like grooming and feeding, a study suggests. The researchers say this is the first demonstration of population-level "handedness" in a species other than humans, who are ...