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BP fights oil spill with welding torches, cash

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc pressed ahead on Tuesday with efforts to stop oil from continuing to spew from an offshore oil well off the U.S. coast deep in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured almost two weeks ago.

ANALYSIS - Iran's economic woes loom larger than sanctions

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's home-grown economic ills pose a knottier challenge for its hardline leaders than possible new United Nations or U.S. sanctions over its nuclear programme.

Obama seeks to contain economic damage of spill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the U.S. government was committed to containing the economic damage from the Gulf oil spill.

BP struggles to stop Gulf of Mexico oil leak

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc pressed ahead with efforts to stop oil from continuing to spew from an offshore well that ruptured almost two weeks ago in the Gulf of Mexico off the U.S. coast as the British energy giant's shares fell further on Tuesday.

Myanmar introduces visas on arrival for tourists

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military government will offer visas on arrival to boost the country's nascent tourism sector, a travel industry official said on Tuesday.

BP fights oil spill with welding torches, cash

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc sought to stem the damage from a giant oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico with technology, welding torches and money on Tuesday as crude kept spewing from an offshore oil well deep in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured almost two weeks ago.

BP struggles to stop Gulf of Mexico oil leak

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (Reuters) - BP Plc pressed ahead with efforts to stop oil from continuing to spew from an offshore well that ruptured almost two weeks ago in the Gulf of Mexico off the U.S. coast as the British energy giant's shares fell further on Tuesday.

Iran summons UAE envoy over islands spat - official

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran summoned the United Arab Emirates charge d'affaires in Tehran over a war of words about three Gulf islands that both countries claim as their territory, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Tuesday.

Myanmar introduces visas on arrival for tourists

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military government will offer visas on arrival to boost the country's nascent tourism sector, a travel industry official said on Tuesday.

Economic data - not spill - push oil prices higher

NEW YORK (AP): Oil prices edged higher Monday, as traders watched whether the massive crude spill in the Gulf of Mexico will curtail imports if the oil slick shuts down a key shipping lane.