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OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

OPEC, allies agree not to further increase oil production

A meeting of OPEC and its allies ended without any decision to further increase oil output despite President Donald Trump’s call for lower prices. Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries met on Sunday in Algiers with non-members including Russia. The committee said in a statement that it was satisfied “regarding the current oil market outlook, with an […]

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Iran’s president blames US after attack on military parade

Iran’s president blames US after attack on military parade

Iran’s president on Sunday accused an unnamed U.S.-allied country in the Persian Gulf of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 60, further raising regional tensions. Hassan Rouhani’s comments came as Iran’s Foreign Ministry also summoned Western diplomats over them allegedly providing havens for the Arab separatists who claimed Saturday’s attacks in […]

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Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

Tenn. Democrat aims for Senate win by edging away from party

 Phil Bredesen is a Democrat. But he’d rather you not mention that. “I need to make clear to everybody my independence from all of the national Democratic stuff,” said Bredesen, the former two-term governor of Tennessee who is now running for the U.S. Senate. So far, his strategy appears to be working. According to internal polling by both parties, Bredesen […]

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Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Burials begin as deaths from capsized ferry rise to 224

Relatives wept in grief on Sunday at the mass burial in Tanzania of many of the 224 people who drowned when a ferry in capsized on Lake Victoria. Colorfully painted coffins were lined up to go into graves on Ukara Island. Grieving family members places wreaths of flowers on the coffins. The overloaded boat tipped over Thursday as it got […]

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US congratulates Maldives, notes opposition win

US congratulates Maldives, notes opposition win

The U.S. State Department has congratulated the Maldives’ on its peaceful democratic election. Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih declared victory in Sunday’s vote, which was widely seen as a referendum on democracy in the nation that was holding only its third multiparty democratic elections. The nation’s strongman president hasn’t conceded, and official results won’t be announced until Saturday, allowing possible […]

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Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage as Russia threat looms large

Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage as Russia threat looms large

Russia will be the elephant in the room as Pope Francis begins a four-day visit to the Baltics amid renewed alarm about Moscow’s intentions in the region it has twice occupied. Francis boarded a special Alitalia flight that lands early Saturday in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, for a four-day trip that also takes in Latvia and Estonia to mark the […]

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Lavrov says Russia won’t interfere in Bosnia Oct. 7 election

Lavrov says Russia won’t interfere in Bosnia Oct. 7 election

Russia won’t interfere in next month’s elections in Bosnia, an ethnically-divided Balkan nation where Moscow maintains strong influence among the country’s Serbs, Russia’s foreign minister insisted Friday. Sergey Lavrov said after talks with officials in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, that Russia will respect the outcome in the Oct. 7 general election and won’t be backing any party. Analysts have warned […]

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Cruz, O’Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Cruz, O’Rourke trade attacks during testy 1st Texas debate

Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Beto O’Rourke repeatedly traded barbs during a testy first debate Friday night, underscoring how a Texas Senate race that long looked like a cakewalk for the conservative incumbent now appears to be anything but one. Cruz went on the attack moments after stepping on the stage, charging that his opponent suggested that police officers embodied […]

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Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared an end. “This is a great disaster for […]

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UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an “impasse” in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British newspapers declaring that May had been “humiliated” by EU leaders, the prime minister used a […]

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