Oil field contracts are currently being auctioned off in Iraq to international companies. 3 of the world’s largest oil fields are located in Iraq. This is the second auction since 2003 when the United States led an invasion to overthrow the regime of Saddam Hussein, Al Jazeera.
Just prior to the first anniversary of his death, grave robbers dug up the corpse of former Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos, Associated Press.
A draft of the Copenhagen climate change summit has been released to the public. The draft calls for developed countries to increase aid to developing countries, BBC News.
The environmental group WWF says that the green energy industry will grow to become the third largest industry, after automobiles and electronics, by 2020, AFP.