Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is world’s richest man, passing Bill Gates

CLOSE Jeff Bezos has unseated Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. Buzz60 Jeff Bezos(Photo: Amazon) Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has surpassed Bill Gates to become the world’s richest man Thursday. Assuming stock gains, Bezos has executed a meteoric rise up the billionaires list  a testament to the growing might and wealth of the Seattle company he …

Iran claims successful rocket test, move likely to anger U.S.

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an event likely to raise tensions with the United States because of its potential use in a ballistic missile. Washington has said Iran is defying a U.N. resolution calling on it not to undertake any …

China urges halt to oil drilling in disputed South China Sea

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Foreign Ministry has urged a halt to oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea, where Spanish oil company Repsol had been operating in cooperation with Vietnam. Drilling began in mid-June in Vietnam’s Block 136/3, which is licensed to Vietnam’s state oil firm, Spain’s Repsol and Mubadala Development …