Osborne borrows policy with eye on leadership

MANCHESTER, England - Chancellor George Osborne, making a pitch to become Britain's next prime minister, staked his claim to the political "centre ground" on Monday by saying his party was the only option for workers.

NATO denounces Russian incursion into Turkish airspace

ISTANBUL - The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries. | Video

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon, off Louisiana, in this April 21, 2010 file handout image.  REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Files/Handout

U.S. settles with BP for $20 billion over oil spill

WASHINGTON - The United States announces a more than $20 billion settlement of federal and state claims against BP over its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago.  Full Article 

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Air France jobs strike turns ugly

Air France managers flee a meeting about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags storm the room, according to Reuters journalists at the scene.   Video | Full Article 

A worker from the SEAT factory, under the Volkswagen group, works on an engine of a SEAT Leon car, in Martorell near Barcelona December 5, 2014.     REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

Slowing Europe increases pressure on ECB

Euro zone business activity grew at its weakest pace in four months during September. But surveys show one encouraging sign for the European Central Bank - service firms raised prices for the first time in four years.  Video | Full Article 

Jan Andersson (L-R), Juleen Zierath and Hans Forssberg, members of the Karolinska Institute Nobel committee, talk to the media at a news conference in Stockholm October 5, 2015. William Campbell, Satoshi Omura and Youyou Tu jointly won the 2015 Nobel Prize for medicine for their work against parasitic diseases, the award-giving body said on Monday. Irish-born Campbell and Japanese Omura won half of the prize for discovering a new drug, avermectin, that has helped the battle against river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, as well as showing effectiveness against other parasitic diseases. The Chinese scientist Youyou Tu was awarded the other half of the prize for discovering artemisinin, a drug that has significantly reduced the mortality rates for patients suffering from malaria.  REUTERS/Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency

Beating parasites wins scientists Nobel prize

STOCKHOLM/LONDON - Three scientists from Japan, China and Ireland whose discoveries led to the development of potent new drugs against parasitic diseases such as malaria and elephantiasis have won the Nobel Prize for Medicine.  Video | Full Article 

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Biofuel from whisky better than ethanol

A Scottish company is planning the large-scale commercial production of biobutanol made from the waste products of whisky fermentation.  Video | Full Article 

The teeth of Kimbetopsalis is pictured in this undated handout photo provided by Tom Williamson.  REUTERS/Tom Williamson/Handout via Reuters

Post-apocalyptic 'beaver' thrived after dinosaurs

Scientists discover, in northwestern New Mexico, the fossil remains of Kimbetopsalis simmonsae, a plant-eating, rodent-like mammal that lived a few hundred thousand years after the mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs, a blink of the eye in geological time.  Full Article 

RIP with a biodegradable coffin mattress

Woman in the Netherlands develops a biodegradable mattress for coffins. Sharon Reich reports.

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