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Snowplough driver in Total CEO’s Russia plane crash drunk–investigators

In this image from a video provided by the APTN, TV crews of different channels gather near the gates to Vnukovo 3 business airport outside Moscow, Russia, Monday night, Oct. 20, 2014. AP

The driver of a snowplough involved in a deadly accident at a Moscow airport that killed Total CEO Christophe de Margerie was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French police nab burglar watching TV, bubbly in hand


A burglar who cracked open a bottle of champagne to celebrate his caper was surprised by French police while watching television and drinking bubbly in the house he had just robbed.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Total confirms death of CEO Christophe de Margerie

Total CEO Christophe de Margerie. AFP FILE PHOTO

French oil giant Total confirmed Tuesday that its CEO Christophe de Margerie had been killed in a plane crash at a Moscow airport.

Posted: October 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iraqi PM: Plot to attack US, Paris subways

Iraq's new Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, right, and French President Francois Hollande.  (AP Photo/Alain Jocard, Pool)

Iraq’s prime minister said Thursday that captured Islamic State militants have told Iraqi intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris, but French and American officials said they had no such information.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

China high on agenda in Aquino’s Euro tour

President Benigno S. Aquino III. MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Aquino leaves Saturday night for a whirlwind visit to four major European countries, in part to seek support for the Philippines’ “triple action plan” to resolve the territorial dispute with China

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories | Read More »