Libya: Why the oil market is nervous

Libya is the first oil exporting nation to be engulfed in the political upheaval spreading across North Africa and the Middle East, and investors are worried that further chaos in the region will drive crude prices even higher.

Oil companies: highly flammable mixture

Governments in the Middle East and north Africa and those opposing them have an interest in keeping the oil flowing, but companies may suffer as new regimes rise

Wisconsin governor calls on Democrats to come home

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday urged 14 Democratic state senators who left the state rather than vote on a bill that takes away bargaining rights for state workers to return to work, but warned a massive budget deficit left no room to negotiate.

Gaddafi under threat as revolt hits Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi fought an increasingly bloody battle to hang on to power on Monday when anti-government protests against his 41-year rule struck the capital Tripoli after days of violence in the east.

Residents give conflicting reports of Tripoli attacks

LONDON (Reuters) – Tripoli residents gave conflicting reports of violence Monday, with some saying they could hear only gunfire in the Libyan capital and others saying warplanes were bombing the city.

CERN collider restarts search for cosmic mysteries

GENEVA (Reuters) – CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is gearing up to resume full-speed particle collisions next month aimed at resolving key mysteries of the universe, scientists and engineers at the research center said on Monday.

BP partners Reliance in $7.2 billion Indian oil hunt

LONDON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – BP lined up one of the biggest foreign direct investments in India to date with a $7.2 billion tie-up with the country’s Reliance Industries to explore for deepwater oil…