Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Thu, 2013-04-04 08:02
WASHINGTON - NAMPA/AP
The author of an influential 2006 study on climate change warned on Tuesday that the world could be headed toward global warming even more catastrophic than expected.
Nicholas Stern, the British former chief economist for the World Bank, said that both emissions of greenhouse gas and the effects of climate change were taking place faster than he forecast seven years ago.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 08:29
WINDHOEK - DENVER ISAACS
The expansion of the bloc into a formalised partnership promises a new dawn filled with refreshing alternatives to the old world order, a local business executive says.
Fresh from the recently concluded fifth BRICS summit in Durban last week, Old Mutual Managing Director Johannes !Gawaxab commended a number of decisions reached - describing the coalition as a timely voice during a period when established global institutions appear reluctant to reform.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 08:22
WASHINGTON - NAMPA/REUTERS
The administrator of BP’s settlement with thousands of people and businesses who sued over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill urged a federal judge on Monday to end the company’s lawsuit over how he determines damages claims.
BP last month urged United States (US) District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans to issue an emergency order to stop court-appointed administrator Patrick Juneau from paying out “absurd” amounts based on inflated or fictitious claims. Read more about BP administrator wants lawsuit dismissed
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Wed, 2013-04-03 08:19
CAIRO - NAMPA/REUTERS
The North African country has hit breaking point in its ability to pay for imports of oil, wheat and other basic commodities - forcing it to call in diplomatic and other favours.
Two years after ousting Hosni Mubarak, new Islamist leaders are struggling to win a credit line from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as they try to manage the hopes of 84 million people with a depreciating currency and an economy hooked on State subsidies - but starved of tourism revenues since the political upheavals began.