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  1. Business - Commodities - ENERGY

    Nexen deal sees US hobble CNOOC in Gulf fields

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM, Kwong Man-ki

    ... Bloomberg and Kwong Man-ki in Beijing US hobbles CNOOC in Gulf fields US hobbles CNOOC in Gulf fields CNOOC, China's largest offshore oil and natural gas producer, has been barred from controlling Gulf of Mexico oilfields under the terms of its US$15 billion takeover of Canadian firm Nexen. The state-owned oil giant's purchase of Nexen includes about 200 deep-water ...

  2. News - World - GULF

    Iranian fighters fired on US drone in Gulf, says Pentagon

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 04:10am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed US drone in the Gulf last week and missed, the Pentagon said Thursday, warning that the United States stood ... international waters over the Arabian Gulf consistent with longstanding practice and our commitment to the security of the region,” he said. In a warning to Tehran the Pentagon spokesman said the United ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Gulf states put on emergency alert for tropical storm Isaac

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse US Gulf coast on alert as storm Isaac nears Tropical storm Isaac took aim at Louisiana and other US Gulf states yesterday, prompting them to declare states ... today, the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre warned. Early yesterday, Isaac was churning 290 kilometres southwest of Fort Myers, Florida, heading across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, ...

  4. New Delhi finds a friend

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... in protecting the sea lanes between Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf. One such area is the connected straits of Malacca and Singapore, a key waterway because it provides the shortest route for most ...

  5. News - World - PIRACY

    Somali pirate negotiator gets 12 life sentences in US court

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters US hands negotiator 12 life terms A Somali man who acted as a ransom negotiator for pirates who seized a United States yacht last year and killed four US hostages has been sentenced by a US federal judge to serve 12 life sentences. Mohammad Shibin ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories... Second appeal over maritime disaster Yuriy Kulemesin (pictured) and Tang Dock-wah, the captain and marine pilot involved in one of Hong Kong's deadliest maritime disasters, appeal ...

  7. News - World - NATURE

    Crazy ant invades the US South

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

    ... ant", before they are ubiquitous. "The entire Gulf coast is going to be inundated in a very short period of time," entomologist Tom Rasberry, who found and identified the crazy ants ...

  8. News - World - WEATHER

    New Orleans braced for Hurricane Isaac

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The NHC warned that Isaac could dump up to 45cm of rain along the Gulf coast and spawn "isolated tornadoes" over central and northwestern Florida. The US government said 78 per cent of the oil production in the Gulf of Mexico had been halted and 346 offshore oil and gas production platforms and 41 rigs evacuated. Isaac brought rain and choppy seas ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Has America lost its infrastructure edge?

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by BERND DEBUSMANN

    ... the gulf between Democrats and Republicans has been widening. There is no sign that the new Congress will be much different from the old one, which set records for gridlock. It's ...

  10. News - World

    Briefs, September 27, 2012

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... The daughter of an imprisoned Bahraini activist was jailed for two months for tearing up a picture of the Gulf Arab state's king. Zainab al-Khawaja, daughter of leading Shiite activist Abdulhadi ...




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