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Energy agency says BP oil spill was avoidable

PARIS (AFP) – The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a catastrophe caused by human error which could have been avoided, the head of the International Energy Agency said here on Wednesday. “This is a catastrophe that could have been avoided,” IEA director general Nobuo Tanaka told a…

47 nations at US nuke summit agree to four years of non-proliferation efforts

A 47-nation summit in Washington agreed Tuesday to lock up the world’s most vulnerable nuclear materials within four years to prevent terrorists from setting off a global “catastrophe.” The unprecedented gathering met the challenge posed by President Barack Obama, who said the world was littered with poorly guarded fissile material…

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