Belfast Telegraph

Russian police in BP raid

British oil giant BP, has called a raid by Russian bailiffs and armed police on its Moscow office illegal. BP's Russian spokesman, Vladimir Buyanov, said the company was co-operating. Wednesday's search is connected with a lawsuit in a Siberian court.

Andrei Prokhorov, a minority shareholder, is seeking some £1.85bn in damages, for allowing an Arctic exploration deal to fall through.