ABU DHABI/HOUSTON (Reuters) – BP boss Tony Hayward met officials from an Abu Dhabi state investment fund on Wednesday, the latest stop on a global quest for money to ward off takeovers and help pay the huge costs of the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin on Wednesday put off naming a successor to the late Senator Robert Byrd, which could further complicate passage of financial reform legislation in the U.S. Senate .
MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia and the United States appeared to be eyeing a spy swap on Wednesday to send home a ring of suspected Russian agents whose arrest cast an unwelcome Cold War chill over warming diplomatic ties.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hollywood directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald will pull together video from YouTube users for a documentary that captures for future generations the global community in one day, YouTube said on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) – Flint tools found in an English village show ancient humans settled northern Europe 800,000 years ago, far earlier than previously thought, which could prompt scientists to reassess the capabilities of early humans.