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Activist hijacks Belgian GP podium

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Screen Shot 2013-08-26 at 11.05.36Activist hijacks Belgian GP podium just metres away from celebrating Vettel, Alonso and Hamilton on day of protests at F1 race

By Phil Duncan and Joe Strange

PUBLISHED: 13:55, 25 August 2013 | UPDATED: 16:14, 25 August 2013

A Greenpeace activist managed to scale the Belgian Grand Prix podium as Sebastian Vettel was celebrating his fifth victory of the Formula One season.

The female, protesting against race sponsor Shell and their Arctic oil programme, managed to unfurl a banner which read ‘Congratulations! Now help us save the Arctic!’ while abseiling above the podium celebrations.

Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Britain’s Lewis Hamilton were seemingly oblivious to the huge security lapse as the crowd jeered the activist later named as Julia Ritschard. read more

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Iraq blames Shell for $4.6 bln lost income: letter

Iraq’s oil ministry, struggling with sputtering output, has blamed Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell over $4.6 billion in lost revenue due to production delays, in a letter seen by AFP on Monday.

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BAGHDAD (AFP) 26 Aug 2013

Iraq’s oil ministry, struggling with sputtering output, has blamed Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell over $4.6 billion in lost revenue due to production delays, in a letter seen by AFP on Monday.

The document, dated July 21, 2013, sharply criticises the foreign energy firm for shortfalls in oil extraction at the giant Majnoon field in south Iraq, and comes as oil exports have fallen to their lowest level in 16 months even as Baghdad has looked to cement its role as a key global energy producer. read more

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€35m Garda Beer Pipe Opens

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Published in Phoenix magazine – the Irish equivalent of Private Eye. Click on image to enlarge.

The Corrib Chronicle – €35m Garda Beer Pipe Opens

By: The Phoenix – funnies

There were wild scenes yesterday after the official opening of the Shell to Belmullet Garda beer pipe.  Top brass from the Gardai Siochana were on hand to join in one of the biggest piss-ups in the force’s history.  The beer pipe was officially opened at 12 noon and within 30 minutes Gardai could be seen vomiting, cavorting and stumbling all over the place.

Speaking exclusively to the Chronicle after 18 pints, Sgt Padraig Lawlor of Belmullet Garda station said “Thishh ish what great abouth dish country – free drrrink for de Gash! We cant tank Shhelll enough!” – he then collapsed. read more

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