Robert Dudley – the first American to run BP – is winning plaudits, even in the UK. In the early days of the BP oil spill, there were nationalist grumblings in Britain about their largest company being ganged up on in the US. But after missteps by BP CEO Tony Hayward, some say new boss Robert Dudley may be just what the company needs.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said his country was at war with Al Qaeda after the group's affiliate in North Africa, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, announced it murdered a French aid worker it had held hostage since April.
The EU passed sanctions today that surpass the UN's Iran sanctions and all previous European measures. As Tehran's largest trading partner, the EU is likely to make a serious dent economically.
After a lackluster 2009 edition, this year's Tour de France was filled with action, from the cementing of Contador and Schleck's rivalry to Armstrong's bumpy exit from the sport he dominated in unprecedented fashion.
Lance Armstrong's Tour de France team delayed the start of the final stage of racing today after they were forced to remove their black 'Livestrong' jerseys and revert to the official jerseys they had been wearing.
Alberto Contador's Tour de France win – with only a 39-second lead over rival Andy Schleck, who finished second – is the latest triumph in an amazing summer of sports for Spain.
Alberto Contador secured his third Tour de France title Saturday, but it wasn’t without a final challenge from rival Andy Schleck. The defending champion has a lead of 39 seconds and is expected to finish the Tour, which ends tomorrow in Paris, in the yellow jersey.
Tour de France Stage 18 was won by Briton Mark Cavendish in a close finish. But overall race leader Alberto Contador maintained his eight-second lead over Andy Schleck. In Saturday's sprint, Schleck will take one last run at Contador.
Stonehenge had a twin nearby made of timber, say archeologists who made the new discovery. But this dig was done with magnetometers, radar, and video game 3D technology.
The Tour de France, which ends Sunday, offers $2.6 million in prizes. Beyond battling for the yellow jersey, racers can collect points (think: Super Mario) for smaller awards.
Recent reports have accused the US military of irresponsible disposal of millions of pounds of hazardous waste, mostly from the Iraq war. But after investigating, the military says EPA standards are being upheld.
Kosovo's independence declaration in 2008 is legit, says the International Court of Justice (ICJ). But the ruling may create a precedent for separatist movements worldwide. Russia opposed Kosovo's independence.
In the Tour de France's Stage 17 today, defending champion Alberto Contador hung with rival Andy Schleck up the race's most iconic climb, the Col du Tourmalet. French President Nicolas Sarkozy cheered their effort from the festive sidelines.
Stonehenge wasn't the only mammoth circle in southern England 5,000 years ago. Using new radar imaging equipment, scientists have identified what was once a nearby circle of huge timbers.
Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife – or the bodies of those purported to be the former communist leaders of Romania – were exhumed Wednesday. DNA tests will be done, at the urging of the surviving Ceausescu family, to verify their identities.
A heat wave in Russia is behind wildfires and the worst drought in 130 years. In Moscow, people – and animals – are seeking ways to stay cool. Crops are withering. Temperatures this weekend could break a 30-year record.
Mountain stages like the Tour de France's Stage 17 today, which could decide the battle between defending champion Alberto Contador or rising star Andy Schleck, are favorites among spectators.
In Stage 16 of the Tour de France today, Lance Armstrong attacked on the final climb – dusting the two men vying for the overall win, Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck, by nearly seven minutes.
Tour de France Stage 15: Alberto Contador won the yellow but some say he committed a breach of race etiquette by attacking in the last climb of Stage 15 just as race leader Andy Schleck's chain popped off.
Theodore Zeldin's 'Oxford Muse' program encourages deep, in-person, one-on-one conversations that promote understanding. Some participants call it 'liberating.'