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Oil prices in modest rebound

Oil prices rose Tuesday, rebounding slightly from sharp losses sparked by a report that Saudi Arabia was close to completing an oilfield expansion.Analysts said the gains, partly prompted by a slightly weaker dollar, would likely be short-lived due to lingering worries about a global suppl...

Updated : 2016.04.26 21:42

Exploding hoverboards on EU list of ‘made in China’ horrors

 BRUSSELS (AFP) - From exploding hoverboards to cancer-causing children‘s pyjamas, the EU on Monday warned of a tide of dangerous products for sale with most still coming from China. Brussels said it had issued 2,072 alerts on unsafe products ranging from toys to clothing and appliances...

Updated : 2016.04.25 21:21

[Newsmaker] Obama pushes for global trade deals in face of opposition

HANNOVER, Germany (AP) -- President Barack Obama mounted a strong defense of international trade deals Sunday in the face of domestic and foreign opposition, saying it‘s ``indisputable’‘ that such ...

Updated : 2016.04.25 20:24

Abe says Japan will compile extra budget for Kumamoto earthquake

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Sunday he will create an extra budget to address the economic damage caused by deadly earthquakes in Kumamoto earlier this month.Abe wants to pass the budget before the current parliamentary session ends on June 1, which comes ahead of an upper house...

Updated : 2016.04.24 21:56

Obama says Brexit may mean 10-year wait for U.K. trade deal

President Barack Obama leaned in further on his warning to the British electorate against embracing a so-called Brexit from the European Union, saying it could take as long as 10 years before the U.K. and the U.S. negotiated a new trade agreement.“The U.K. would not be able to negotiate s...

Updated : 2016.04.24 21:09

[Newsmaker] 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England (AFP) -- Thousands of people from around the world descended upon William Shakespeare’s hometown Saturday for a day of theater, dancing and fireworks marking the 400th an...

Updated : 2016.04.24 19:49

[Newsmaker] Saudi Arabia mixes oil policy with politics

After taking over defense and economic planning, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has now stamped his authority over oil policy.In so doing, the 30-year-old son of King Salman u...

Updated : 2016.04.20 12:16

Rescuers race to find survivors from Ecuador's big quake

Rescuers are in a race against time to find survivors from a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake as the death toll from Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades has risen above 400.    On Monday, teams from Ecuador and neighboring countries fanned out across the country's Pacific coastli...

Updated : 2016.04.19 21:00

Texas floods kill at least five: report

Flooding in and around the US city of Houston has killed at least five people and prompted mass rescues, reports said.   With rain wreaking havoc in the Texas city -- the fourth most populous in the country -- Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in nine counties.   A flas...

Updated : 2016.04.19 20:55

Japan battles to care for 100,000 evacuees after quake

Japan on Monday enlisted US help to airlift supplies to some of the 100,000 people made homeless by earthquakes in the country's south, as rescuers struggled to find those still missing in a massive landslide.Many of those evacuated after their homes were damaged or destroyed have been for...

Updated : 2016.04.18 22:01

[Newsmaker] Lawmakers OK Rousseff impeachment trial

Brazilian lawmakers authorized impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff in a rowdy, circus-like showdown that plunged Latin America's biggest country into profound political crisis and...

Updated : 2016.04.18 18:49

Aid flows quake-hit Ecuador

Aid began to flow in Sunday to areas devastated by Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades and the death toll continued to rise as people left homeless hunkered down for another night outside in the...

Updated : 2016.04.18 18:39

Ecuador digs for survivors after quake kills 246

Rescuers in Ecuador burrowed through rubble where towns once stood Sunday in an increasingly desperate attempt to find survivors of an earthquake that killed at least 246 people and allowed scores of ...

Updated : 2016.04.18 11:09

Oil producers meet in Qatar to discuss cap, Iran absent

Oil-producing countries met Sunday in Qatar to discuss a possible freeze of production to counter low global prices, but Iran's last-minute decision to stay home could dilute the impact of any agreement.The attendees, including Saudi Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi, silently swept past gathered ...

Updated : 2016.04.17 20:07

Earthquake kills 77 in Ecuador; emergency workers rush in

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. As rescue workers rushed in, o...

Updated : 2016.04.17 20:01