BP reaches $18.7 billion settlement over deadly 2010 spill


HOUSTON - BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion (£11.98 billion) in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history.


Mexico striker Hernandez has collarbone surgery 02 Jul 2015

MEXICO - Mexico striker Javier Hernandez had surgery on a fractured collarbone on Thursday and will be out for four weeks missing the Gold Cup, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) said.

Factbox - BP's $18.7 billion oil spill deal by the numbers 02 Jul 2015

HOUSTON - BP Plc has reached an $18.7 billion deal with the U.S government and five states to settle litigation stemming from its deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout and explosion that killed 11 men and unleashed the worst spill in U.S. history.


Analysis - Spill settlement closure leaves BP open to growth, takeover 02 Jul 2015

LONDON - BP's $18.7 billion settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill draws a line under years of uncertainty to allow it to focus once again on growth but could make it an acquisition target.

Factbox - BP settlement payouts to coastal states in 2010 oil spill 02 Jul 2015

- BP Plc's agreed to pay out $18.7 billion to the U.S. government and five coastal states to settle damages claims from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

BP reaches $18.7 bln U.S. settlement over oil spill claims 02 Jul 2015

- BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement of damages claims from the U.S. government and five states after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Timeline - BP oil spill, litigation at a glance 02 Jul 2015

- BP Plc reached a $18.7 billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It is the largest settlement with a single entity in U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice said.


Mexico supreme court judge urges states to legalize gay marriage 01 Jul 2015

MEXICO CITY - Now that Mexico's top court has given the green light to gay marriage, a host of states should bring their laws into line, a Supreme Court justice said.

Ex-BP engineer deserves new Gulf spill trial-U.S. appeals court 30 Jun 2015

- A former BP Plc engineer deserves a new trial on an obstruction of justice charge related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Mexico won't send candidate to Miss Universe over Trump comments - Televisa 30 Jun 2015

MEXICO CITY - Mexico will not send a contestant to this year's Miss Universe pageant after part owner and TV personality Donald Trump made comments insulting Mexicans, Mexican broadcaster Televisa said on Monday.