Leaders raise alarm at Rio+20 enviro summit

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Leaders from the developing world sharply criticized their counterparts from richer nations during talks at the Rio+20 sustainable development conference on Thursday, citing what they said is the historic responsibility industrialized nations have to clean up the globe. Delegates from developed nations, meanwhile, said that a rapidly changing economic order […]

3 Companies Bid for Gas Drilling in Bulgaria

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SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s government says three energy companies have submitted bids for exploration and exploitation of natural gas in the country’s Black Sea waters. Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev said Thursday that U.S. Exxon Mobil, France’s Total, and Canada’s Melrose are bidding and the winner will be announced by […]

Conductor Adam Fischer: Wagner’s music like "opium"

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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Trust a Hungarian Jewish conductor to look beyond Richard Wagner’s notorious anti-semitism and infamous personal life to mount a Wagner festival on a tight budget that has become a magnet for Wagner lovers the world over. “I don’t know any other composer who had this intense effect […]