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  • LONDON, Feb 22- Eleven non- OPEC oil producers that joined a global deal to cut output to boost prices have delivered at least 60 percent of promised curbs so far, OPEC sources said on Wednesday, higher than initially estimated. "This meeting shows the seriousness of OPEC and non- OPEC in implementing the agreed cut," an OPEC delegate said. Two OPEC delegates said...

  • A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on a supply mission to the International Space Station from historic launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 19, 2017.

    The cargo ship, which blasted off on Sunday will make a second attempt to reach the station on Thursday.

  • A file photo of the U.S. military in Tbilisi, Georgia.

    A plurality, 36 percent, are very worried about the United States' becoming engaged in a major war in the next four years, NBC News reports.

  • MOSCOW— Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday his nation also has built up its muscle by forming a new branch of the military— information warfare troops. Sergei Shoigu's statement— which came amid Western allegations of Russian hacking— marked the first official acknowledgement of the existence of...

  • CANBERRA- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe will appear at the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics. CHISINAU- National Bank of Moldova announces interest rate decision. ANKARA- Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey monetary policy meeting.

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin

    By harping on Russia, Democrats are making the same mistake Hillary Clinton made during the election, says Jordan Chariton.

  • *Plant will be Daimler's first car production in Russia. MOSCOW/ FRANKFURT, Feb 21- German automaker Daimler will open a plant near Moscow to make Mercedes-Benz cars, it announced on Tuesday, the first new investment by a major Western automaker since sanctions were imposed on Russia three years ago. Russia is of strategic importance for Mercedes-Benz and an...

  • MOSCOW/ FRANKFURT, Feb 21- German automaker Daimler will open a plant near Moscow to manufacture Mercedes-Benz cars, it announced on Tuesday, the first new investment by a major Western automaker since sanctions were imposed on Russia three years ago. Russia's Trade and Industry Ministry said in a statement that the plant will produce more than 20,000...

  • An OPEC branded flag sits on a table ahead of the 169th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Thursday, June 2, 2016.

    OPEC countries are aiming to boost compliance with agreed oil output curbs further from January's high levels, OPEC secretary general says.

  • President Donald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania Trump holds the bible on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017.

    Trump has been confronted with a series of administrative crises while struggling to move the ball on key policy priorities, NBC News reports.

  • Army officers and soldiers in action during a drill on January 3, 2017 in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China.

    China has become less dependent on arms import over the past five years due to increased military capabilities at home, the SCMP reports.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Among its preliminary conclusions is that the new American leader is a risk-taker who can be naïve, according to a senior Kremlin adviser.

  • ABU DHABI, Feb 20- Russia hopes to get around European Union sanctions by reaching a deal with Iran for the supply of gas turbine equipment for two power plants in Crimea, the head of Russian state defence conglomerate Rostec said on Monday. EU sanctions bar European individuals and companies from providing energy technology to Crimea, which was annexed by...

  • President Donald Trump waves after speaking at the debut of the Boeing South Carolina Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S., February 17, 2017.

    Michael Flynn was sent a sealed proposal detailing a way to lift sanctions against Russia just a week before he resigned; New York Times report.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Turkey's lira hit the strongest level in more than six weeks against the dollar and Mongolian bonds soared after a $5.5 billion IMF-led bailout for the country, outperforming broader emerging markets. Turkey's lira strengthened 0.3 percent in its second day of gains, shrugging off data showing consumer confidence declining in February, though...

  • Traffic analytics firm Inrix has calculated how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic during peak travel times last year in 1,064 cities in 38 countries worldwide. Source: Inrix Inc., 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard. Does not include cities in Japan or China, where Inrix does not collect its own data.

  • DETROIT— When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. That topped second-place Moscow at 91 hours and third-place New York at 89, according to a traffic scorecard compiled by Inrix, a transportation analytics firm. San Francisco was the fourth-most congested city, while Bogota, Colombia, was fifth, Sao Paulo...

  • DETROIT, Feb 20- Traffic jams cost U.S. drivers an average of $1,200 a year in wasted fuel and time, and much more in Los Angeles, the city with the world's biggest rush hour traffic delays, according to a study by INRIX Inc released on Monday. While Thailand was the world's most congested country in 2016, according to the study, the United States had the worst traffic...

  • *Ford's sales in Russia up 10 pct last year, beating rivals. *U.S. rival General Motors quit Russia in 2015. MOSCOW, Feb 19- Ford has become the first major foreign carmaker in Russia to see sales grow after three bad years, potentially vindicating its decision to double down on a notoriously volatile market when rivals decided to cut and run.

  • Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg

    Norway has called on political leaders to put greater emphasis on job creation in order to rebalance society and withstand extremism.