NEW DELHI (AP) — India is cracking down on foreign-funded charities after receiving an internal report alleging they are costing the country up to 3 percent of its GDP by rallying communities against polluting industries.
NEW YORK (AP) — The widening insurgency in Iraq is raising fears on Wall Street that if oil prices continue to rise because of the violence in OPEC's No. 2 producer, U.S. economic growth in the second half of the year could fall short of estimates. But despite the problems, the stock market ended higher Friday. The S&P 500 climbed six points. The Dow gained 41 and the Nasdaq rose 13. Futures point to a lower opening as the trading week begins.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Greenpeace International has acknowledged losing 3.8 million euros ($5.2 million) on a bet the euro would not strengthen against other currencies in 2013— but it did.
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Activists unfurl a banner reading, 'Don't Wreck The Arctic' aboard the Greenpeace ship, Arctic Sunrise. The banner display follows an earlier action when a team of 6 Greenpeace activists including Kumi Naidoo spent 15 hours on board Gazprom's giant Arctic oil platform off the North-eastern coast of Russia in the Pechora Sea. Gazprom looks set to begin full commercial drilling operations by early next year, becoming the first ever company to start commercial oil production in the offshore Arctic. 27/08/12
MOSCOW (AP) — The environmental group Greenpeace says that Russian authorities have boarded their ship which is in the Arctic to protest against oil drilling.
MOSCOW (AP) -- With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the sky over Russia's Ural Mountains region Friday and exploded with the force of an atomic bomb, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.
A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of charges in the deadly Gulf of Mexico spill and pay a record $4.5 billion
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A day of reckoning arrived for BP on Thursday as the oil giant agreed to plead guilty to a raft of criminal charges and pay a record $4.5 billion in a settlement with the government over the deadly 2010 disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Three BP employees were also charged, two of them with manslaughter.