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  • WELLINGTON, March 16- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the suspect in the Christchurch shooting traveled around the world and was not a long-term resident in the country. Ardern told a news conference in the capital Wellington that the man was an Australian citizen "who traveled sporadically to New Zealand and stayed for varied amount of time."

  • WELLINGTON, March 16- New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the suspect in the Christchurch shooting travelled around the world and was not a long-term resident in the country. Ardern told a news conference in the capital Wellington that the man was an Australian citizen "who travelled sporadically to New Zealand and stayed for varied amount of...

  • An anti-government demonstrator stands next to a national flag during an opposition protest blocking the Francisco Fajardo highway in Caracas on May 27, 2017.

    A nationwide power failure in crisis-stricken Venezuela could trigger "serious disruption" to the oil market, the IEA warned on Friday.

  • *New information shows similarities with Indonesia disaster. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 14- Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for "weeks" until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as questions mount about Sunday's deadly crash in Ethiopia. Investigators in France will begin analysing the crashed...

  • *Crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes in Paris. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 14- Investigators in France will begin analysing the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Friday, seeking clues into a disaster that has angered scores of mourning families and grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet. Relatives of the dead stormed out of a meeting with...

  • MOSCOW, March 14- Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will not attend a monitoring panel of OPEC and non- OPEC oil-producing countries scheduled for Monday in Baku, two sources familiar with his plans told Reuters. They said his deputy, Pavel Sorokin, would represent Russia at the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee in the Azeri capital.

  • *Venezuela, under U.S. sanctions, leads OPEC production lower. *OPEC compliance with supply-cutting deal rises in Feb. "While oil demand is expected to grow at a moderate pace in 2019, it is still well below the strong growth expected in the non- OPEC supply forecast for this year," OPEC said in the report.

  • *Crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes in Paris. *New information shows similarities with Indonesia disaster. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 14- Investigators in France took possession of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families...

  • *Venezuela, under U.S. sanctions, leads OPEC production lower. OPEC, Russia and other non- OPEC producers, an alliance known as OPEC+, are reducing output by 1.2 million bpd from Jan. 1 for six months. "While oil demand is expected to grow at a moderate pace in 2019, it is still well below the strong growth expected in the non- OPEC supply forecast for this year," OPEC said in the...

  • *Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes in Paris. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 14- Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry. Relatives of the dead stormed out of a meeting with...

  • *Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes reach Paris. PARIS/ ADDIS ABABA, March 14- Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet's black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing's global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families grieving and angry. Relatives of the dead stormed out of a meeting...

  • ADDIS ABABA, March 14- The families of people killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash stormed out of a meeting with the airline in Addis Ababa on Thursday, complaining of a lack of information. "Im so angry," said Yemeni citizen Abdulmajid Shariff, 38, who lost his brother-in-law in Sunday's crash. Riyadh resident Sultan Al-Mutairi, whose brother was among the...

  • Boeing, which maintained that its planes were safe to fly, said in a statement that it supported the FAA move. "Boeing has determined- out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft's safety- to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft."

  • ADDIS ABABA/ WASHINGTON March 14- Two black boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX airplane that crashed in Ethiopia were being taken to Paris for investigation, Ethiopian Airlines said, as regulators around the world awaited word on whether it was safe to resume flying the jets. Both the Ethiopian Airlines crash and a Lion Air crash in Indonesia occurred shortly after...

  • President Donald Trump welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 20, 2018.

    The rare admonishment of Trump, if it became law, would force the U.S. to stop backing a Saudi-led coalition fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in the bloody conflict.

  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman prepares for a family photo during the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 30, 2018. 

    In its annual human rights report, the State Department acknowledged Saudi Arabia's killing of U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi but did not implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in his death.

  • BERLIN, March 13- Rheinmetall is ready to ship 120 military trucks to Saudi Arabia as soon as Berlin decides on an export licence the German firm said on Wednesday as it reported a 40 percent rise in full-year profit driven by growth in its defence business. The German government imposed an arms export embargo on Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist...

  • BERLIN, March 13- Rheinmetall is ready to ship 120 military trucks to Saudi Arabia as soon as Berlin decides on an export license the German firm said on Wednesday as it reported a 40 percent rise in full-year profit driven by growth in its defense business. The German government imposed an arms export embargo on Saudi Arabia following the killing of journalist...

  • DOHA, March 13- Qatar's cabinet said on Wednesday it would identify several new areas where foreigners can own real estate, state news agency QNA said, part of a campaign to draw more investment to a sector that has been hit in recent years. Last year Qatar passed a law permitting greater foreign ownership of its real estate sector, but details on how or where it would...

  • Oil pumpjacks in the Permian Basin oil field are getting to work as crude oil prices gain.

    Oil prices rose on Wednesday, buoyed by a large U.S. inventories drawdown and as sanctions stall exports from Venezuela.