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BP shareholders approve reduced CEO pay

BP shareholders approve reduced CEO pay

The new pay policy was voted in by a majority of over 97 per cent. With the vast majority of votes counted, 97.09% of BP shareholders at today's annual general meeting voted to adopt the firm's 2016 pay levels, according to Reuters. Chief (Taiwan OTC: 3345.TWO - news) executive of Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: 0LN9.L - news), Ben van Beurden, was handed a £6.8m package for 2016. BP's pay policy changes, which will apply for three years, include lowering Dudley's maximum long-term payout to ...



Kremlin declines to comment on probe of Trump ties with Russia

The " facts " discussed included terrorism and airline flight safety, according to Trump, who noted that he wants Russian Federation to " greatly step up their fight " against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). Putin, with a hint of bemusement, offered his own assessment. When asked what "political schizophrenia" meant, Peskov suggested that reporters should look it up in a Russian-language dictionary.


World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in Congo outbreak

In a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, Nigeria's economic hub on Sunday, Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, advised health care providers and members of the public, to report any sign of illness to public health officials. The WHO described the outbreak as "a public health crisis of global importance". Health officials are attempting to find 125 people who they believe to be connected to the identified cases in the northeastern part of Congo, WHO's Congo spokesman Eugene Kabambi ...



US strikes Syria to protect British and American special forces

The Americans first alerted their Russian colleagues using a special hotline the two sides set up to ensure their aircraft don't operate in the same airspace. Still, the strikes would be the first against fighters aligned with Syria's government since the United States waged cruise missile strikes on a Syrian air base in April.



Trump denies that he requested Comey end investigation into Flynn

Moscow has denied United States intelligence agencies' conclusion it meddled in the campaign. Former Trump aides Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort have emerged as key figures in the FBI's investigation into Russian campaign interference, which has just been taken over by a special counsel , four law enforcement officials told NBC News.


Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dead at 77

Roger Ailes, former Fox News chief, dead at 77

The former Nixon aide played an essential role in shifting the political debate sharply to the right, often employing polarizing and, some say, destructive tactics. The Ohio-native turned Fox News into the nation's longest-running No. 1 cable news network. Ailes' net worth was reportedly $100.0 million, but he made Fox News a very important and wealthy portion of the Murdoch empire.