- BULGARIA / RUSSIA : Moscow Hits Sofia With $1.3 Billion Claim For Failed Nuke.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- UKRAINE : 27 April UPDATE: Barbie Doll Looking Model...Defends Appearance.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- MEXICO / USA : Wanted Narco Billionaire's 'Daughter' Arrested In San Diego.
- MEXICO : Gulfo Narco Boss 'El Coss' Caught In Tampico; Arrested Pozos Gonzalez Proud Of Golden AK-47.
- RUSSIA / CHECHNYA/ FRANCE : Actor Depardieu Parties With Dictator Kadyrov.
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- MEXICO / USA: Despite Violence, Border Factories Bloom.
- MEXICO: The Growing Number Of Narco Women.
17 October 2012
RUSSIA / UK/ OIL : 18 Oct UPDATE: Rosneft Nears $56 Billion TNK-BP Takeover.
Rosneft is getting serious about consolidating energy production.
It has bid $28 billion for BP's 50% ownership of TNK-BP...after agreeing to a $28 billion deal with its tycoon co-owners.
If concluded...the deal would elevate Rosneft into global oil production leadership...with 4 million bpd...exceeding the current #1 Exxon.
TNK-BP has been valued at $50-56 billion.