Disaster http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23030/all en UPDATE 1-Runaway Alaska oil rig dragged two tugs for miles http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-1-runaway-alaska-oil-rig-dragged-two-tugs-miles <p>* Shell's Kulluk drillship "upright and stable"</p> <p>* Coast Guard plans more overflights of grounded rig</p> <p>* Kulluk needed as backup for Shell's other Arctic rig</p> <p>By Andrew Callus and Yereth Rosen</p> <p>LONDON/ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 2 (Reuters) - The runaway oil rig that ran aground in Alaska on New Year's Eve dragged two vessels trying to control it more than 10 miles ( 16 kilometer s) to ward shore in just over an hour before the crews cut it loose to save themselves in "near hurricane" conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-1-runaway-alaska-oil-rig-dragged-two-tugs-miles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alaska Contact Details Disaster Drillship Guard Natural Disaster oil Person Career Quotation Shell Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:23:32 +0000 5730968 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Transocean to pay $1.4 bln for role in BP oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-5-transocean-pay-14-bln-role-bp-oil-spill <p>* Transocean owned doomed rig in 2010 Macondo disaster * Payment less than company set aside, shares jump 6.4 pct * Settlement still to be reached with plaintiffs * Halliburton still to settle with DoJ; its shares up 1.7 pct By David Ingram WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Offshore rig contractor Transocean Ltd has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle U.S. government charges arising from BP Plc's massive oil spill in the Gulf of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> in 2010. The settlement unveiled on Thursday by the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-5-transocean-pay-14-bln-role-bp-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP Plc Business Business Relation Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster DoJ Economy of the United States Environment Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Halliburton Halliburton Macondo Macondo Prospect Man Made Disaster oil Person Career Petroleum Quotation Transocean Transocean Ltd USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:13 +0000 5731092 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain's FTSE sets highest closing level in nearly 2 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/britains-ftse-sets-highest-closing-level-nearly-2-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* FTSE 100 adds 0.7 percent</p> <p>* Index rallies on U.S. jobs report after slow start</p> <p>* Concerns of early end to Fed monetary easing subside</p> <p>* BP leads gainers after Transocean settlement</p> <p>By Alistair Smout</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Britain's top shares registered their highest closing level for nearly two years on Friday, taking a cue from U.S. jobs data which suggested a broad-based labour market recovery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/britains-ftse-sets-highest-closing-level-nearly-2-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP Disaster Economics Federal Reserve System Macroeconomics Man Made Disaster Monetary policy Person Career Quantitative easing Quotation Transocean Unemployment Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:56:58 +0000 5731153 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. data lifts European shares to 22-month highs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* FTSEurofirst 300 index ends 0.4 pct higher</p> <p>* Euro STOXX 50 up 0.3 pct, may rise 7 pct in H1</p> <p>* Transocean leads market as settles oil spill charges</p> <p>By Atul Prakash</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - European shares set a 22-month high on Friday, buoyed by supportive data and led by rig contractor Transocean, which agreed to settle U.S. government charges over BP's Gulf of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> oil spill.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/us-data-lifts-european-shares-22-month-highs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Economics Euro Stoxx 50 Financial economics Health Indexes Investment Labor Man Made Disaster Quotation Religion Social Issues Stock market STOXX Technical analysis Transocean Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:29 +0000 5731159 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Odd News Summary http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following is a summary of current odd news briefs.</p> <p>Cat caught sneaking saw, phone into Brazil prison</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A cat carrying a saw and a<br /> mobile phone was "detained" as it entered a prison gate in<br /> northeast Brazil, Brazilian media reported on Saturday. Prison<br /> guards were surprised when they saw a white cat crossing the<br /> main gate of the prison, its body wrapped with tape. A closer<br /> look showed the feline also carried drills, an earphone, a<br /> memory card, batteries and a phone charger.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/reuters-odd-news-summary" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beslan school hostage crisis CDATA Cricket Cricket in Sri Lanka Disaster Entertainment Gérard Depardieu Grand Croix of the Légion d'honneur Moscow theater hostage crisis Natural Disaster Passport Person Career Person Communication Person Location Person Party Quotation Rangana Herath Russian passport Social Issues Vaas Vladimir Putin Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:24 +0000 5731337 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-IMF official in Egypt as currency crisis bites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-imf-official-egypt-currency-crisis-bites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* IMF official to discuss $4.8 bln loan</p> <p>* HSBC sees IMF visit as positive</p> <p>* Parliamentary vote looms in coming months</p> <p>* Qatari PM due in Cairo on Tuesday for talks</p> <p>By Tom Perry and Yasmine Saleh</p> <p>CAIRO, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior IMF official met Egypt's<br /> government on Monday to discuss a vital $4.8 billion loan as the<br /> Islamist-led state battles to contain a currency crisis set off<br /> by political turmoil that is depleting its foreign reserves.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-imf-official-egypt-currency-crisis-bites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Arab world Business Disaster Egypt Hosni Mubarak International development International economics International Monetary Fund International Monetary Fund International relations Person Career Person Communication Politics Pound sterling Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:26 +0000 5731338 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Obama shows combativeness entering 2nd term but risks await http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Obama has shown toughness on Hagel, gun control, 'cliff'</p> <p>* "No more Mr. Nice Guy," former Obama aide says</p> <p>* Obama, Congress face another fiscal confrontation</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Just two weeks before his<br /> second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he<br /> believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest<br /> sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his<br /> choice for defense secretary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Disaster Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Person Career Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues Technology United States United States Senate career of Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:41 +0000 5731463 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-In India, questions over decision to treat rape victim overseas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-india-questions-over-decision-treat-rape-victim-overseas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Fixes spelling of Delhi official's name in 27th para)</p> <p>By Sanjeev Miglani</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The decision to fly the victim<br /> of a gang rape that outraged India for treatment in Singapore<br /> made little medical sense as the woman was so severely injured<br /> that her death was all but inevitable, doctors say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-india-questions-over-decision-treat-rape-victim-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> All India Institute of Medical Sciences Cardiac Arrest Delhi Disaster Education in Delhi Environment Health Labor Medical Council of India Medicine Organ transplantation Person Career Person Location Person Travel Politics Quotation Safdarjang Hospital Sheila Dikshit Social Issues States and territories of India Weather Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:42:33 +0000 5731470 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Australia battles hundreds of wildfires, fanned by outback winds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-australia-battles-hundreds-wildfires-fanned-outback-wi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Thousands of firefighters battle hundreds of blazes</p> <p>* Residents evacuate homes in face of out-of-control fires</p> <p>* Record temperatures bake Sydney</p> <p>* Cooler change hoped to end incendiary conditions</p> <p> (Updates with latest on fires, fresh quotes)</p> <p>By Rob Taylor</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-australia-battles-hundreds-wildfires-fanned-outback-wi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009–10 Australian bushfire season Australia Black Saturday bushfires Bushfires in Australia Disaster European heat wave Geography of Australia Heat wave Man Made Disaster Natural Disaster Natural disasters Person Career Physical geography Quotation Technology War Wildfire Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:01:41 +0000 5731539 at http://www.globalpost.com Tennis-Subdued Serena set for sixth title at Melbourne Park http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Ian Ransom</p> <p>MELBOURNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A belated discovery that tranquility makes a useful ally in the pursuit of glory has Serena Williams in the box seat to win a third consecutive grand slam title at the Australian Open next week.</p> <p>The Williams of explosive on-court tantrums and off-court drama has largely been banished, and a calmer, more mature prototype arrives at Melbourne Park with her game rivalling the peak of her brilliant career.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/tennis-subdued-serena-set-sixth-title-at-melbourne-park" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian Open Disaster Grand Slam Kim Clijsters Maria Sharapova Person Career Quotation Samantha Stosur Serena Williams Serena Williams Tennis Venus Williams Victoria Azarenka WTA Tour Championships Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:21 +0000 5731566 at http://www.globalpost.com Columbia Helicopters says 7 employees killed in Peru crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/columbia-helicopters-says-7-employees-killed-peru-crash <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LIMA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Seven employees of U.S.-based Columbia Helicopters were killed in a helicopter crash on Monday in Peru's Amazon jungle, the company said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Columbia, known for its tandem rotor cargo helicopters that are used in logging and oil exploration work, said four of the employees were based in the United States and three in Peru.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/columbia-helicopters-says-7-employees-killed-peru-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Columbia Helicopters Disaster Labor Law Tarapoto Upper Amazon Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:00:17 +0000 5731733 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 1800 GMT, Jan 8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1800-gmt-jan-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>JAMMU, India - India accused old enemy Pakistan of sending troops across the heavily militarised line dividing the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday, and said two of its soldiers were killed and one wounded in a half-hour gunfight.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>GENEVA - About one million Syrians are going short of food, most of them in conflict zones, due to government restrictions on aid distribution, the United Nations said on Tuesday.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-1800-gmt-jan-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Government Human Interest Law Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:15:33 +0000 5731743 at http://www.globalpost.com White House declines comment on possible AIG suit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/white-house-declines-comment-possible-aig-suit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The White House declined to comment on Tuesday on a possible lawsuit by insurer American International Group against the U.S. government that alleges the terms of the firm's 2008 bailout were unfair, but defended the rescue.</p> <p>"I won't comment on a lawsuit that's pending," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at a briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/white-house-declines-comment-possible-aig-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American International Group Business Disaster Economics Entertainment Environment Health Late-2000s financial crisis Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:45:31 +0000 5731761 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazil energy crisis could wreck Rousseff's economic agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/brazil-energy-crisis-could-wreck-rousseffs-economic-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Higher electricity costs could stall Brazilian recovery</p> <p>* Lack of rain has reservoirs critically low</p> <p>* Costly thermo back-up threatens plan to cut energy rates</p> <p>By Anthony Boadle</p> <p>BRASILIA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff cut short her vacation on Tuesday to deal with a budding energy crisis that could wreck her efforts to restore vitality to Brazil's economy this year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/brazil-energy-crisis-could-wreck-rousseffs-economic-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazil Dilma Rousseff Disaster Government Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:00:04 +0000 5731796 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 2200 GMT, Jan 8 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2200-gmt-jan-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>JAMMU, India - India accused old enemy Pakistan of sending troops across the heavily militarised line dividing the disputed region of Kashmir on Tuesday, and said two of its soldiers were killed and one wounded in a gunfight.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>KAMPALA - Congolese rebels declared a unilateral ceasefire on Tuesday ahead of a second round of peace talks with the government, boosting hopes for a negotiated end to their nine-month-old revolt.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-2200-gmt-jan-8" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Entertainment Environment Esotericism Health Human Interest Jumblatt family Law Politics Religion Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:15:32 +0000 5731875 at http://www.globalpost.com