November

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BP to admit guilt for oil spill, pay over $4 billion

British oil company BP agreed on November 16 to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, pleading guilty to 14 criminal charges.

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U.S. to pursue aggressive crackdown on wildlife trafficking

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a comprehensive, global strategy to combat illegal animal trafficking and poaching.