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OPEC extends oil output cut by nine months

The price of oil is down further after OPEC and other nations said they had agreed to extend their production cuts for another nine months. Crude oil prices were trending higher ahead of Thursday's meeting in Vienna and the US shale oil sector was responding, reaching 9.3 million barrels per day last week, up 5.8 percent year-on-year.



Way to Impeachment: Real Reason For Hyping 'Russia's Secret Channel' Scandal

Another person whose name has been raised as a possible addition to the president's team is David Urban, a prominent Republican lobbyist, who also spent time advising Trump's campaign and has remained a trusted adviser. "In terms of achievement, I think I'd give myself an A. Because I think I've done great things, but I don't think I have - I and my people, I don't think we've explained it well enough to the American public".


South Africa: Ruling ANC Debates Motion To Remove Zuma

South Africa: Ruling ANC Debates Motion To Remove Zuma

Zuma's ties to the Gupta family, Indian immigrant businessmen accused of trying to manipulate top government leaders for financial gain, has also stirred public anger. He warned that external calls for Zuma to step down were fuelled by a separate agenda that ANC members should be wary of. "Some calls, especially those made by the opposition, are not so much about removing the president, but rather the dislodging of the ANC itself from Parliament", he said.


Ethiopian elected World Health Organization head, Pakistani eliminated in 1st round voting

Ethiopian elected World Health Organization head, Pakistani eliminated in 1st round voting

Prior to his election as WHO's next Director-General, Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia from 2012-2016 and as Minister of Health, Ethiopia from 2005-2012. In her remarks Tuesday to the World Health Assembly , who will soon vote to choose the United Nations health agency's next leader, Nishtar cited her past experience leading non-governmental organizations, saying that would help her bridge the numerous polarizing situations in public health.


Modi supports Merkels EU leadership as Trump critises Germany

Modi supports Merkels EU leadership as Trump critises Germany

The White House voiced agreement Tuesday with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's remark that her country can no longer depend on others for security, which spurred criticism in the US news media that President Trump had strained relations with European allies.


Priest says he and 200 others held hostage in Philippines

Priest says he and 200 others held hostage in Philippines

The Philippine military said it was analyzing the video released on social media on Tuesday showing the priest, who was abducted last week along with some parishioners, appealing for the safety of his group. Twenty-one security forces had also died, Padilla said, bringing the combined death toll to 129. He asked others in the group to pass information on to the Amaq News Agency, a mouthpiece for Islamic State .