A British insurance company was ordered to pay $10mln in damages for an oil spill that has harmed the unique ecosystem of the pristine Galapagos Islands. Scientists say more than 60 per cent of one island's unique species were wiped out by the spill.
This ecological disaster happened in 2001. The Ecuadorian tanker Jessica spilled more than 650,000 liters of crude oil near the Pacific archipelago.
Terra Nova, London based insurer was ordered to pay the park $10mln. Another catastrophe must be prevented in Java Sea. A 500-square-kilometer area of the Java Sea has been declared a danger zone following trouble with a subsea pipeline that transports natural gas. Strong currents recently ripped a section of pipeline loose from the seabed. The pipeline transports gas from fields owned by major oil company BP PLC to East Java.
The face of USA's First Lady Melania Trump after her handshake with Russian President Putin has received a lot of attention in social media
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said