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Saudi Minister Sees `Likely' Oil Supply Boost in Second Half

Saudi Minister Sees `Likely' Oil Supply Boost in Second Half

OPEC and its allies are likely to gradually boost oil output in the second half of the year to ease consumer anxiety as prices trade near $80 a barrel, said Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih.
Iran Wants Oil and Bank Pledges by June After U.S. Deal Exit

Iran Wants Oil and Bank Pledges by June After U.S. Deal Exit

Europe needs to come up with a package of economic guarantees by June to prevent the crisis triggered by Donald Trump’s nuclear deal withdrawal from escalating further, according to a top Iranian
Cape Town Rocked by Protests as Poor Communities Demand Housing

Cape Town Rocked by Protests as Poor Communities Demand Housing

Protesters in Cape Town barricaded roads and torched several vehicles, the latest in a series of violent demonstrations by poor South African communities demanding access to state-funded housing and
Slovenian Ex-Comedian Vows to Snub Jansa's Party After Elections

Slovenian Ex-Comedian Vows to Snub Jansa's Party After Elections

Marjan Sarec, an ex-comedian who shot to popularity last year, said he wouldn’t join forces with ex-Prime Minister Janez Jansa, the only candidate he trails in polls before elections next month.
Spanish Opposition Said to Plan No-Confidence Vote for Rajoy

Spanish Opposition Said to Plan No-Confidence Vote for Rajoy

Spain's biggest opposition party, the Socialists, is ready to push for a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after his former aides were convicted of running a multimillion-euro
China's $7.5 Billion Myanmar Port ‘Crazy,’ Suu Kyi Adviser Says

China's $7.5 Billion Myanmar Port ‘Crazy,’ Suu Kyi Adviser Says

The $7.5 billion price tag for a Chinese-built deep-sea port in the Myanmar town of Kyaukpyu was “crazy” and “absurd,” according to a key adviser to Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
U.K. Economy Barely Grows as Households Rein in Spending

U.K. Economy Barely Grows as Households Rein in Spending

U.K. consumer spending lost momentum in the first quarter and companies cut investment after severe weather swept the country.
Mick Mulvaney Is Having a Blast Running the Agency He Detests

Mick Mulvaney Is Having a Blast Running the Agency He Detests

Trump’s pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he wants to give it the credibility of the SEC.
These U.S. Workers Are Being Paid Like It’s the 1980s

These U.S. Workers Are Being Paid Like It’s the 1980s

In some parts of America, the Department of Labor hasn’t updated its “prevailing wage” for taxpayer-funded work in decades.
Trucker Turmoil Lays Bare Brazil's Distrust of Pro-Market Agenda

Trucker Turmoil Lays Bare Brazil's Distrust of Pro-Market Agenda

Brazilians who saw their income erode and jobs disappear in the worst recession on record endured the government’s austerity program with surprising calm. Until this week, that is.
Trump Auto Tariffs Play to His Base But Alienate His Allies

Trump Auto Tariffs Play to His Base But Alienate His Allies

Nobody asked for it, few seem to want it and yet the Trump administration is considering imposing tariffs on imported cars and trucks, threatening not just a shake-up of the global auto industry but
Homemade Bomb Explodes in Toronto Suburb Restaurant, Wounding 15

Homemade Bomb Explodes in Toronto Suburb Restaurant, Wounding 15

Toronto (AP) -- Police hunted for two people Friday after an explosion caused by a homemade bomb ripped through an Indian restaurant at a mall in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, wounding 15 people.
Cryptocurrency `Scam' Has South African Police Chasing Billions

Cryptocurrency `Scam' Has South African Police Chasing Billions

A unit of the South African Police Service said it’s started an investigation into an alleged cryptocurrency investment fraud that has affected more than 28,000 people and led to losses of more than 1
EU Funds Groups Linked to Palestinian Terrorism, Israel Says

EU Funds Groups Linked to Palestinian Terrorism, Israel Says

European Union institutions have given millions of euros annually to non-governmental organizations with ties to Palestinian terrorist groups and that support boycotts of Israel, according to Gilad
A Billion Dead Chickens Show Toll of Strike Crippling Brazil

A Billion Dead Chickens Show Toll of Strike Crippling Brazil

A paralyzing truckers’ strike in Brazil showed few signs of easing on Friday, prompting the president to deploy national security forces amid warnings of a calamity in one of the world’s largest
Spanish Opposition Plans No-Confidence Vote for Rajoy, Sources Say

Spanish Opposition Plans No-Confidence Vote for Rajoy, Sources Say

Spain’s biggest opposition party, the Socialists registered a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after his former aides were convicted of running a multimillion-euro corruption
Ireland Votes on Proposal to Ease Abortion Rules

Ireland Votes on Proposal to Ease Abortion Rules

Ireland appears poised to liberalize some of Western Europe’s most restrictive abortion laws in a vote that may represent the nation’s most decisive break yet with its Roman Catholic roots.
GDPR Is Here: Mess Up and We'll Fine You, Says Privacy Chief

GDPR Is Here: Mess Up and We'll Fine You, Says Privacy Chief

From tech giant Facebook Inc. to libraries and schools, organizations are now subject to the world’s most far-reaching data privacy regulation in a crackdown aimed at protecting people from losing
Trump Fundraiser Claims Qatar Used U.S. Firm in Hacking

Trump Fundraiser Claims Qatar Used U.S. Firm in Hacking

Elliott Broidy is a top fundraiser to President Donald Trump.