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Iran sells crude oil at $45.21 per barrel in a week

Iran sells crude oil at $45.21 per barrel in a week

The talks in Vienna are closely followed elsewhere as they can affect everything from the share price of Exxon Mobil to the Brazilian real and Nigerian sovereign bonds. According to BMI Research OPEC-led cuts would only balance markets this year, but from 2018 markets would go back to oversupply. Prices for both benchmarks ended at their highest levels in more than a month. Read More

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FBI's Russian Federation probe implicates top White House official

The Post's February 9 report that national security adviser Michael Flynn , contrary to the Trump administration's claims, talked with the Russian ambassador about USA sanctions before Trump took office. Trump came to office after intimidating publishers, barring journalists from covering him and threatening to rewrite press laws, and he has sought to discredit the "fake news" media at every chance. Read More

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China 'crippled Central Intelligence Agency by killing informants'

China 'crippled Central Intelligence Agency by killing informants'

Citing current and former US officials, the newspaper reported that investigators remain divided over the origin. The report, released on Sunday, said that even now intelligence officials were unsure whether the U.S. The Chinese daily said in its editorial: "As for one source being shot in a government courtyard, that is a purely fabricated story, most likely a piece of American-style imagination based on ideology". Read More

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White House paints Yates as a 'political opponent'

White House paints Yates as a 'political opponent'

Yet something else came out of the hearings that was just as significant but which has been buried under the Flynn saga: the Trump administration purposefully kept Yates out of the loop when the Muslim travel ban was being formulated. During that time, Flynn was the most senior national security official in the West Wing, privy to every intelligence and foreign policy decision and secret, all the while, at risk of being blackmailed by Moscow, according to Yates. Read More

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U.S. Bombs Pro-Regime Forces in Syria

Coalition planes struck pro-regime forces that were advancing inside a protected "deconfliction zone" north-west of the al-Tanf area, the military alliance said in a statement. On April 7, US President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in response to the April 4 attack with chemical weapons which reportedly killed dozens of civilians, including many children, in Khan Sheikhun, Idlib province, in Northwest Syria . Read More

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Tillerson Says Russia Meddled In US Election, No 'Clean Slate' With Moscow

Tillerson Says Russia Meddled In US Election, No 'Clean Slate' With Moscow

Unsurprisingly, it was a topic that came up for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during NBC News's " Meet the Press " on Sunday, who told host Chuck Todd that he does not take the president's "confidence" in him for granted. However, "it's inconclusive as to what, if any, effect it had", he added. Tillerson said that debate over Comey's firing doesn't affect him and that he understands the line between serving the president and serving the people. Read More

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Massacre in auto forces hundreds to seek refuge in mosque

Massacre in auto forces hundreds to seek refuge in mosque

However credible sources have confirmed an undetermined number of civilian casualties. Around 1000 people in the town had sought refuge from attacks inside and then found themselves trapped there by the militias, said U. According to the local leader of the Red Cross, Pastor Antoine Mbao Bogo, the fighting has continued the point where the Red Cross and other aid organisations are unable to go in to help the wounded and retrieve the dead. Read More

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Officials arrive at One Belt - One Road Summit venue in Beijing

In the communique, dated May 8, China said it welcomed South America's participation in the initiative, the basis of which covers Asia, Africa and Europe. China will host the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in 2019. The draft also reaffirmed China and the participating countries' commitment to open economy and inclusive trade, and said the Belt and Road countries were opposed to all forms of protectionism. Read More

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Slight risk for severe weather Tuesday

Slight risk for severe weather Tuesday

We are still expecting scattered supercell thunderstorms, capable of very large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes. Southerly winds will range from 10 to 20 miles per hour already by tomorrow morning, and lasting through the day. Highs today will be warmer than yesterday in the upper 80s and lower 90s under partly cloudy skies. Tuesday night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Read More

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Ruling Fatah party fares poorly in Palestinian elections

Ruling Fatah party fares poorly in Palestinian elections

Hanna Nasser, head of elections commission, called on all citizens who have the right to vote to cast their votes in their local elections, which opened at 7:00 A.M. Ramallah, the Palestinian political capital, saw turnout of less than 40%. What this means for the future of Palestinian elections is unclear, though with Abbas over a decade into a four-year term in office, there's a sense among voters that their vote really doesn't count for much, and that the Palestinian Authority largely ... Read More

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Russian cyberthreats on the rise, says US intelligence director

Russian cyberthreats on the rise, says US intelligence director

North Korea has been issuing clear warnings to the US against taking any kind of stance against it, cautioning that it has the firepower to destroy a large part of the USA landscape. If left unchecked, Stewart added, the "stalemate" will deteriorate in the Taliban's favor, risking "all the gains" from USA -backed efforts there. "Kabul's political dysfunction and ineffectiveness will nearly certainly be the greatest vulnerability to stability in 2017", he wrote. Read More

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Trump creates panel to investigate voter fraud

It will supposedly be led by Vice President Mike Pence (chair) and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (vice chair). Democrats have long accused Republicans of trying to suppress turnout among minority and low-income voters, sometimes by erecting barriers - like requiring identity cards for voting - and sometimes by intimidation. Read More

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