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Oil firms fund deepsea spill unit

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 12:22

Four oil firms agree to pool $1bn to fund a new deepsea response unit in the wake of BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP agrees $7bn sale of oil assets

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 21:34
related countries: Canada Canada, Egypt Egypt, United States United States

BP is to sell assets in the US, western Canada and Egypt, in order to part-fund the clean-up cost of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Leaks near BP well may be natural

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 0:41

Seepages on the sea floor near the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well may be unrelated to the well itself, the government's incident commander says.
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Mexico arrests 'monkey smuggler'

Monday, July 19th 2010, 22:29

A man is arrested in Mexico trying to smuggle 18 monkeys into the country by hiding them in a girdle around his waist.
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BP oil cap 'closed for extra day'

Monday, July 19th 2010, 18:41
related countries: United States United States

The US official in charge of the Gulf of Mexico oil clean-up allows BP to keep the cap on its damaged well shut for another 24 hours.
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Halliburton profits defy BP spill

Monday, July 19th 2010, 14:50

Oil and gas drilling company Halliburton has announced a big jump in profits despite its involvement in the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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Partygoers gunned down in Mexico

Monday, July 19th 2010, 7:20
related places: Torreon

Gunmen attack partygoers in the north Mexican city of Torreon, leaving 17 people dead and more than a dozen injured.
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US fears Gulf seabed oil seepage

Monday, July 19th 2010, 6:45
related countries: United States United States

US officials fear oil may be seeping from the ocean floor near the stricken Gulf of Mexico well, and order BP to submit a plan to lessen wellhead pressure.
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BP pushes to keep new cap on well

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 19:17

BP wants to keep its newly installed cap in place until relief wells stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leak for good, a top relief official says.
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BP extends capped oil well test

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 9:36

Testing of BP's newly-capped Gulf of Mexico oil well is extended as plans to collect up to 80,000 barrels of crude a day by ship are announced.
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BP extends capped oil well test

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 1:30
related countries: United States United States

Testing of BP's newly capped Gulf of Mexico oil well is extended as plans to collect up to 80,000 barrels of crude a day by ship are announced.
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BP oil well 'withstands pressure'

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 21:30

Tests on BP's newly capped Gulf of Mexico oil well show pressure building up slightly as hoped with no signs of leakage, BP says.
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Mexico drugs gang use 'car bomb'

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 7:32
related places: Ciudad Juarez

Investigators in Mexico say a deadly attack by suspected drug cartel members in the northern city of Ciudad Juarez was a car bomb set off by mobile phone.
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Capped well not leaking, BP says

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 1:35

Oil company BP says there are no signs of leakage from its recently capped well in the Gulf of Mexico, a day after the flow was staunched.
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Obama cautious on spill progress

Friday, July 16th 2010, 21:29

President Obama says there is much work to do, despite no oil leaking from BP's Gulf of Mexico well for 24 hours.
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Mexico drug gang 'use car bomb'

Friday, July 16th 2010, 20:28

A deadly attack blamed on a Mexican drugs gang was a car bomb, officials say, the first of its kind in the country's battle with cartels.
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Oil stoppage going well, BP says

Friday, July 16th 2010, 17:35

BP says it is encouraged by the first test data following its stoppage of the oil from its leaking Gulf of Mexico well.
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BP awaits crucial well test data

Friday, July 16th 2010, 12:16

BP is awaiting test results from the blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, a day after it staunched the flow.
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BP shares rise on oil leak news

Friday, July 16th 2010, 9:31

BP shares open more than 5% higher after the group confirms it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mexico offers Argentines free gay honeymoon

Friday, July 16th 2010, 7:37

Mexico City has invited the first Argentinian gay couple to marry under a new law to spend their honeymoon in Mexico with all expenses paid.
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BP says oil has stopped leaking

Friday, July 16th 2010, 1:34

BP says it has temporarily stopped oil flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking well for the first time since 20 April.
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BP test work resumes after delay

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 16:15

BP fixes a problem with the cap on the leaking Gulf of Mexico oil well, as preparations for a vital test resume.
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BP prepares for key oil well test

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 13:33

BP says it will start to test its leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico as soon as a new rupture on the cap has been fixed.
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Mexico's security chief replaced

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 9:08

Mexican President Felipe Calderon replaces his interior minister amid splits over electoral politics.
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What could go wrong in oil cap tests?

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 22:51

BP will proceed with a key pressure test of the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well, after safety concerns delayed the tests.
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BP delays oil cap testing

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 18:53

BP has delayed a crucial test in the next phase of the process of closing down the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP delays pressure test on well

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 11:13

BP delays a key test on a newly-installed well cap aimed at stopping the flow of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP delays test on US oil well

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 4:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Energy

Energy giant BP is delaying critical tests on a new cap which is supposed to stop the oil from pouring out of a damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.
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BP delays pressure test on well

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 3:26

BP will do a key test on its leaking Gulf of Mexico well to see if the flow of oil can be shut off with a new cap.
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BP delays pressure test on well

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 3:03

BP delays a key test on a well cap designed to stop the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, after officials call for more analysis.
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BP installs new cap on oil well

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 11:16

BP places an improved cap on a ruptured Gulf of Mexico well, raising hopes that all leaking oil could soon be captured.
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Mexico baseball halted by gunfire

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 7:52

Professional baseball players run for cover after gunfire erupts during a game in a Mexican stadium.
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BP makes 'progress' with new cap

Monday, July 12th 2010, 23:47
related countries: United States United States

BP says it is making progress with its efforts to replace a containment cap on the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Mexico baseball halted by gunfire

Monday, July 12th 2010, 22:37

Professional baseball players run for cover after gunfire erupts during a game in a Mexican stadium.
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BP's new oil leak plan under way

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 12:50

Underwater robots successfully remove a leaking cap as BP tries again to halt the Gulf of Mexico oil leak.
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Tree saves Mexican flood children

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 1:16

Two young girls managed to survive severe flooding in Mexico by spending almost four days up a tree without food.
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BP given 24-hour answer deadline

Friday, July 9th 2010, 0:32
related countries: United States United States

BP has been given 24 hours to answer questions on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, says the US incident commander.
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BP drilling 'ahead of schedule'

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 13:06

BP says its efforts to stop Gulf of Mexico oil leak using a relief well is "slightly ahead of schedule" but warns of potential pitfalls.
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Alabama town's self-help oil defences

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 11:37

As the oil continues to spill out of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico, Laura Trevelyan visits a small Alabama town to see how residents are taking matters into their own hands.
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Mexico exodus amid dam danger

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 10:57
related countries: United States United States

A Mexican town is evacuated as nearby dam fills, while officials on both sides of the US-Mexico border monitor rising river levels.
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Gulf oil leak tar balls hit Texas

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 22:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Galveston, Texas

Oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill reaches all five US Gulf states as tar balls land on a beach in Galveston, Texas.
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Split results in Mexico elections

Monday, July 5th 2010, 16:34

Mexico's opposition PRI is the main winner in state elections but does not sweep the board as widely expected.
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Giant oil skimmer tests unclear

Monday, July 5th 2010, 15:48

Tests of a giant tanker refitted to scoop up oil spilled in the Gulf of Mexico prove inconclusive because of high seas.
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BP oil spill costs pass $3bn mark

Monday, July 5th 2010, 9:46

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has cost BP a total of $3.12bn to date, the company says, up $500m from last week.
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Giant skimmer tested on oil spill

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 23:32

A giant tanker refitted to scoop up oily water and clean it is being tested at the site of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Mexico arrest over US consulate killing

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 18:42
related countries: United States United States

Mexican police say they have arrested a gang leader responsible for killing three people connected to the US consulate.
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Storm delays oil capture vessel

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 15:03

The use of a new vessel to capture oil at the Deepwater Horizon spill site in the Gulf of Mexico is delayed by tropical storm Alex.
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Mexico gang clash leaves 21 dead

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 9:05
related countries: United States United States

At least 21 people are killed in a gunfight between two of Mexico's most powerful drugs cartels near the border with the US.
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Floods hit north-east Mexico

Friday, July 2nd 2010, 8:02
related places: Monterrey

Hurricane Alex brings floods to north-east Mexico, paralysing the city of Monterrey, as it starts to weaken.
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Storm Alex hits north-east Mexico

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 9:43

Hurricane Alex, the first storm of the Atlantic season, makes landfall in north-eastern Mexico, bringing heavy rains and winds.
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Slain Mexican hopeful's brother to run

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 9:08

The brother of a Mexican politician killed by suspected drug hitmen as he campaigned for election is to run in his place in Sunday's poll.
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Mexico releases jailed activists

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 6:43

Mexico's Supreme Court frees the "Atenco 12" activists after a four-year campaign against a miscarriage of justice.
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Texas on alert as Alex sweeps in

Thursday, July 1st 2010, 3:26
related places: Texas

President Obama declares a state of emergency in Texas as Hurricane Alex makes landfall in neighbouring Mexico.
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