Odile batters Mexico's Baja resorts, knocks out power to most area


CABO SAN LUCAS Mexico - Tropical Storm Odile ground its way up Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Monday, gradually losing strength after forcing the evacuation of thousands and smashing shops open to looters in the popular tourist area. | Video


Powerful hurricane Odile barrels through Mexico's Baja tourist haven 15 Sep 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS Mexico - Hurricane Odile barrelled into the Mexican beach Mecca of Baja California early on Monday, lashing luxury resorts and ripping trees from their roots as tens of thousands of tourists hunkered down in shelters.

Powerful hurricane Odile buffets Mexico's Baja, thousands evacuated 15 Sep 2014

CABO SAN LUCAS - Hurricane Odile uprooted trees and shook buildings as it bore down on Mexico's tourist haven of Baja California on Sunday, prompting the evacuation of thousands from the path of one of the worst recorded storms to slam the region's luxury resorts.


I'll win trophies with White Roosters, crows Ronaldinho 12 Sep 2014

MEXICO CITY - Brazilian great Ronaldinho put on a Queretaro shirt for the first time on Friday and promised he would give his all to help the modest Mexican team win some silverware.


Mexico returns on 20-race 2015 F1 calendar 12 Sep 2014

LONDON - The Formula One calendar will expand to a record-equalling 20 races next season with Mexico returning in November after a 23-year absence, the governing FIA said on Friday.


'Armed patriots': the private citizens out to secure the U.S. border 10 Sep 2014

BROWNSVILLE Texas - With binoculars in hand, an assault rifle slung over his chest and a Glock pistol on his hip, a man named Will scans the banks of the Rio Grande looking for anyone trying to cross from Mexico into Texas.


Electrolux takes on Whirlpool in U.S. with $3.3 billion GE Appliances buy 08 Sep 2014

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Electrolux said on Monday it would double U.S. sales by paying $3.3 billion (2.05 billion pounds) in cash for General Electric Co's appliances business in its biggest ever deal, giving it the scale to go head-to-head with larger rival Whirlpool . | Video


New fines could prompt BP to cut Russia exposure 05 Sep 2014

LONDON - The prospect of up to $18 billion (11.03 billion pounds) in new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could encourage BP to sell off some of its Russian interests, which already look at risk of being dragged into a political standoff between Moscow and the West. | Video


BP 'grossly negligent' in 2010 U.S. spill, fines could be $18 billion 04 Sep 2014

HOUSTON/NEW YORK - A U.S. judge has decided that BP Plc was “grossly negligent” and “reckless” in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill four years ago, a ruling that could add nearly $18 billion (11.01 billion pounds) in fines to more than $42 billion in charges the company took for the worst offshore environmental disaster in U.S. history.

BP oil spill litigation at a glance 04 Sep 2014

- BP Plc was found "grossly negligent" on Thursday by a federal judge in connection with its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The decision by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans, who oversees litigation related to the disaster, is likely to boost the British oil company's costs emerging from the biggest offshore spill in U.S. history.


Eyeing 'fatal blow' against IS, Britain lays ground to join U.S. air strikes

LONDON - The British government is preparing the ground to join the United States in launching air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq, but is moving cautiously to ensure it avoids a parliamentary defeat and acts as part of a regional coalition.