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26 June 2010 5:47 AM | Tagged: gulf of mexico oil spill
Prime Minister David Cameron warned against the destruction of BP as its shares plummeted close to a 14-year low amid the battle against the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Cameron, who will hold his first bilateral talks Saturday with US President Barack Obama, said it was important for transparency over the British company's liability in the catastrophe. I think it is also in all our long-term inter

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26 June 2010 3:27 AM | Tagged: ryder cup captain
England's Justin Rose fired a sparkling eight-under par 62 to seize a four-shot lead over Kevin Sutherland in the US PGA Tour's Travelers Championship.Rose teed off on 10 and reeled off five birdies in a row from the 11th.He had back-to-back birdies at the second and third, then for good measure added one more birdie at his final hole, the ninth.Rose, who won the Memorial three weeks ago but fail

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26 June 2010 2:27 AM | Tagged: dominique baudis
Improving air transport, what to do about it: Europarliamentarians Isabelle Durant and Dominique Baudis — Belgian Green on the one hand, and French centre-right on the other — go head-to-head on a key matter coming up for close attention this autumn.Taking a flight these days can be a test for any traveller, but throw in an erupting volcano and all bets are off for predictability.But

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25 June 2010 8:57 PM | Tagged: erik kirschbaum
An octopus born in England and living in a German aquarium that has correctly picked the winner of Germany's three World Cup results so far on Friday tipped Joachim Loew's side to beat England in Sunday's match.The eight-legged octopus named Paul, a denizen of Sea Life in Oberhausen, has become a celebrity oracle in Germany after accurately predicting Germany would beat Australia in the opening G

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25 June 2010 8:07 PM | Tagged: bank societe generale
Jerome Kerviel's lawyer on Friday urged judges to acquit the Frenchman of fraud, blaming the bank Societe Generale for the rogue trading scandal that almost destroyed it.The final plea came on the last day of the trial, a day after prosecutors demanded that Kerviel be jailed for four years plus one year suspended, for covert stock trades that the bank says cost it 4.9 billion euros (7.1 billion d

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25 June 2010 7:07 PM | Tagged: dreamliner boeing
A World Trade Organization report on aid for European planemaker Airbus, expected to condemn the European Union for illegal subsidies, will be published on June 30, trade sources said on Friday.The 1,000-page report was issued confidentially to the European Union and United States in March, and sources familiar with it said at the time a panel of WTO experts had found some of the aid challenged b

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25 June 2010 6:27 PM | Tagged: tasty morsels
Disastrous news for England fans ahead of the crunch last-16 match with Germany Sunday: an octopus in Germany with a perfect track record of predicting World Cup matches has plumped for a German win.Two plastic boxes containing tasty morsels, one with a German flag and one with an England flag, were lowered into the tank that houses Paul the octopus at his home in Sea Life in Oberhausen, western

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25 June 2010 6:27 PM | Tagged: thiemo de bakker
Marathon man John Isner was knocked out of Wimbledon in straight sets on Friday, after playing the longest ever match, as comeback queens Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin set up a fourth-round clash.Isner dragged his battered body back to the All England Club for his second round match after his epic, record-shattering encounter with French qualifier Nicolas Mahut, and was given a standing ovation