Oil companies have eyed the Arctic for years. With an estimated 90 billion barrels of oil lying north of the Arctic Circle, the circumpolar north is arguably the last corner of the globe that is still almost entirely unexplored.
Statoil’s board of directors has appointed Eldar Sætre as the company’s new president and CEO. Sætre, who has 35 years’ experience from Norway's' Statoil and the oil and gas industry, has been acting as president and CEO since October, and assumes the role with immediate effect.
Pay-TV group Sky has agreed to pay 4.2 billion pounds (6.4 billion dollars) to show 126 live English Premier League matches a season from 2016 to 2019, pressured by fierce rival BT to smash analysts' forecasts and secure the best games.
Netflix began selling its Internet video service in Cuba on Monday in what appears to be a largely symbolic move driven by the recent loosening of US restrictions on doing business with the Communist-run Island.
Argentine judge Fabiana Palmaghini in charge of the investigation into the death of AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, has confirmed a new DNA profile has been found at the victim’s apartment, ordering further tests to identify whose sample it belongs to. Likewise a microscopic electron scanning second test on evidence samples, found no traces of gunpowder in Nisman's hands.
By Uki Goñi - Political “suicides” are so common in Argentina that a special word has been invented for them. Ask different people in Buenos Aires today and they may disagree whether the crusading prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered or took his own life. But most everyone will concur that Mr. Nisman was “suicided,” the latest victim of a dark-power centrifuge that with sinister regularity spews out dead bodies in this divided nation.
Following the publication of an article in the British press under the heading of “Democracy in Argentina dented by mysterious murder”, Argentine ambassador in London Alicia Castro, sent a letter to the editor of the Financial Times basically arguing that “our democracy is young, but not fragile” and describing the article as “most groundless and offensive” accusation.