BP told to submit blowout preventer removal plan

HOUSTON (Reuters) – BP Plc will remove a failed blowout preventer from its ruptured Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico under watchful eyes of investigators probing the deadly April 20 explosion, the top U.S. official overseeing the oil spill response said.

CORRECTED – UPDATE 1-Mexican group buys stake in airline Mexicana-Advent

(Corrects paragraph eight to show 5 percent stake is held by
pilots union, not flight attendants union)

Guantanamo judge says sees no torture of Canadian

MIAMI (Reuters) – A military judge has ruled there is no credible evidence that a Canadian prisoner on trial in Guantanamo on murder and terrorism conspiracy charges was tortured into confessing after his capture in Afghanistan.

Savings raided to cover spending

Almost a third of adults in the UK have raided their savings over the past year to cover income shortfalls, according to new research

Mexican group buys stake in airline Mexicana-Advent

MEXICO CITY, Aug 21 (Reuters) – A consortium of Mexican
businessmen has bought a 95 percent stake in the holding
company that controls troubled Mexican airline Mexicana de
Aviacion, a spokesman for private equity group Advent
International said on Saturday.

Pension age rise ‘to curb costs’

The state pension age would need to rise to 72 in 20 years’ time to keep government costs the same as in 1981, says a think tank.