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  • *Oil supplies remain plentiful despite OPEC- led cut. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, April 21- The jury is still out over whether an OPEC- led production cut aimed at tightening oil markets is working, or if the producer club has simply enabled higher prices without making much of a dent in the global fuel supply overhang. Over two years into a 50 percent price slump, the...

  • It was not clear if the diversification into the domestic market was related to the loss of many international routes when the United Nations slapped economic sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. But any U.S. action on Air Koryo would not be binding on other nations and would have little effect unless joined by China and...

  • *Oil supplies remain plentiful despite OPEC- led cut. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, April 21- The jury is still out over whether an OPEC- led production cut aimed at tightening oil markets is working, or if the producer club has simply enabled higher prices without making much of a dent in the global fuel supply overhang. Over two years into a 50 percent price slump, the...

  • ST. PETERSBURG, Russia— A prominent Russian journalist who died on Wednesday after being attacked had previously been targeted for his work, his editor said on Thursday. Before his death, Nikolai Andrushchenko, a 73- year-old journalist at the Novy Peterburg newspaper, had been in a medically induced coma during the six weeks since he was badly beaten on March 9.

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday. The defence budget in Romania- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior Defence Ministry official said on Thursday. The defense budget in Romania- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 WARSAW- The second Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum Economists Meeting at National Bank of Poland. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe gives a speech at the Renminbi Global Cities Dialogue Dinner.

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior defence ministry official said on Thursday. The defence budget in Romania-- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland-- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • BUCHAREST, April 20- NATO member Romania plans to buy Patriot missiles from U.S. company Raytheon to help protect its airspace, a senior defense ministry official said on Thursday. The defense budget in Romania-- a NATO member since 2004 and one of Washington's staunchest allies in eastern Europe along with Poland-- was 1.7 percent of gross domestic product in 2016...

  • *Iraq could ask to be exempted- senior Iraqi politician. ABU DHABI, April 20- Leading Gulf oil exporters Saudi Arabia and Kuwait gave a clear signal on Thursday that OPEC plans to extend into the second half of the year a deal with non-member producers to curb supplies of crude. "Russia is on board preliminarily...

  • Russian bombers fly near Alaskan coast again

    Russian bombers buzzed the Alaskan coast Tuesday afternoon, the second time in as many days, according to NBC News.

  • Tupolev Tu-95 Bear, a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber 'Voronezh' in Voronezh region, Russia on September 20, 2014.

    This time, the planes — long-range Tu-95 bear bombers — were about 36 miles from the Alaskan coast.

  • Globalists are winning

    Erik Nielsen, global chief economist at UniCredit, discusses U.S. President Donald Trump's stance on trade.

  • TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 WARSAW- The second Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum Economists Meeting at National Bank of Poland. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe gives a speech at the Renminbi Global Cities Dialogue Dinner.

  • TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 WARSAW- The second Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum Economists Meeting at National Bank of Poland. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe gives a speech at the Renminbi Global Cities Dialogue Dinner.

  • WASHINGTON— Exxon Mobil is seeking permission from the U.S. government for approval to resume drilling around the Black Sea with a Russian partner, state-owned Rosneft, according to a person familiar with the matter. The oil giant's request is being reviewed by the Trump administration and is certain to draw extra scrutiny because it involves a company...

  • Russia's President Vladimir Putin.

    A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump.

  • LONDON, April 19- The United States must keep military options on the table when dealing with North Korea, but it does not want to use them unless it has to, U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said during a visit to Britain on Wednesday. President Donald Trump has taken a hard line with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who has rebuffed admonitions from...

  • HOUSTON, April 19- Exxon Mobil Corp on Wednesday declined to comment on a media report that it is seeking permission from the U.S. government to drill in several areas of the Black Sea banned by U.S. sanctions on Russia. During at least three occasions in 2015 and 2016, Exxon was granted licenses allowing "limited administrative actions" in Russia, according to...

  • April 19- Exxon Mobil Corp has applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia as the oil major looks to resume its joint venture with Rosneft, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Exxon and Rosneft in 2012 unveiled an offshore exploration partnership that could invest upward of $500 billion in developing Russia's vast...