Saturday, June 19, 2010
BP oil spill caused by 'negligence or misconduct', says drilling partner Anadarko | Environment | guardian.co.uk
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
A new poll of global attitudes shows that while international "Obamamania" has cooled, the president remains very popular overseas — particularly in the wealthier, non-Muslim nations of Western Europe.
And he gets high marks for his handling of the world economic crisis, except here at home, where the public is split on his performance.
"President Obama continues to be broadly popular in much of the world outside of Muslim countries," said Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, which released its 22-nation, annual Global Attitudes poll Thursday.
"As a result, the image of the United States is a positive one and remains much better than during the Bush years," Kohut said Thursday.
The international image turnaround that Pew recorded last year after Obama’s election, he said, "has been sustained."
Obama, Kohut said, has "caged the 800-pound gorilla — concern about American power. ... Concern about American power isn’t gone, but it’s less salient."
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
WASHINGTON — The White House and BP tentatively agreed that the oil giant will create a $20 billion fund to pay claims for the worst oil spill in American history, to be independently run by the mediator who oversaw the 9/11 victims compensation fund, Kenneth Feinberg, according to two people familiar with the deliberations. More...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
President Barak Obama spoke live to the nation tonight, from the oval office, to address concerns which have arisen as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The president outlined steps which his administration has already taken to handle the disaster and plans which his administration has put in place for the near future. Early on in his approximately fifteen minute speech Obama assured the nation that B.P. would be held responsible for the costs of the damage resulting from the spill. In his most forceful statement he said that B.P. would have to set aside a sum of money, managed by an independent third party, to pay out damages to injured parties. There will be more to come as reaction to the speech pours in.
John H. Armwood
Monday, June 14, 2010
White rice poses a diabetes threat because it causes steep rises in blood sugar, say Harvard researchers in Archives of Internal Medicine.