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  • NEW YORK, May 25- The U.S. oil export infrastructure is straining to keep up as the country's crude oil exports hit new highs and China snaps up more of it than ever before. No definitive data are available on how much crude the United States can export, though analysts estimate a nationwide capacity of 3.5 million to 4 million bpd. For the last six months of available...

  • NEW YORK— Harvey Weinstein was expected to turn himself in to police Friday morning to face charges involving an aspiring actress who said he forced her to perform oral sex on him, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by Lucia Evans, who told a magazine that Weinstein forced her to...

  • LOS ANGELES— After more than a decade at Sony Pictures, James Bond has a few new partners. In a joint announcement Thursday, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said Universal Pictures will release the 25th installment of the superspy franchise internationally while MGM will handle the U.S. release. Production will begin in December at Pinewood Studios in...

  • MEXICO CITY/ WASHINGTON May 24- Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday expressed optimism about NAFTA talks that have been thrown into disarray by a U.S. probe exploring auto tariffs, while a source said Mexico had made a new offer to seek a deal. Pena Nieto's spokesman on Thursday had said Mexico would not buckle to pressure to conclude the...

  • BENGALURU, May 25- Gold prices eased on Friday on profit-taking, after breaking above $1,300 in the previous session when U.S. at 0312 GMT, after gaining nearly 1 percent in the previous session in its biggest one-day percentage rise since April 11. Still, gold appears to be anchored in the $1,300- range, especially with the recent uptick in geopolitical tensions, "...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will visit China early next month for another round of talks amid ongoing trade frictions between the world's two largest economies. Ross will visit China from June 2 to June 4, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday, adding that Vice Premier Liu He, China's chief negotiator in the trade dispute, had spoken with Ross...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 25- Malaysia will honor all payments on debt raised by insolvent state fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, even though its new government is unhappy about money missing from the fund, finance minister told reporters on Friday. "We will honor those even though we are not happy with 1 MDB, but we have to honor our international obligations," Lim Guan...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 25- Malaysia will honor all payments on debt raised by insolvent state fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, even though its new government is unhappy about money missing from the fund, finance minister told reporters on Friday. "We will honor those even though we are not happy with 1 MDB, but we have to honor our international obligations," Lim Guan...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 25- Malaysia will honour all payments on debt raised by insolvent state fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, even though its new government is unhappy about money missing from the fund, finance minister told reporters on Friday. "We will honour those even though we are not happy with 1 MDB, but we have to honour our international obligations," Lim...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, May 25- Malaysia will honour all payments on debt raised by insolvent state fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad, even though its new government is unhappy about money missing from the fund, finance minister told reporters on Friday. "We will honour those even though we are not happy with 1 MDB, but we have to honour our international obligations," Lim...

  • SEOUL, May 25- South Korean markets reacted calmly to President Donald Trump's cancellation of a summit with North Korea, with shares and the won down slightly on Friday after Pyongyang's measured response to the announcement. Some market players said they remained hopeful there still will be a summit eventually between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— The Latest on developments surrounding a state audit of a Kansas water park where a boy was killed on a waterslide in 2016:. The Schlitterbahn park in Kansas City, Kansas, said in a posting Thursday night on its Facebook page that it is opening rides Friday that were not specifically mentioned in the Kansas Department of Labor audit released earlier...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will visit China from June 2 to 4 to discuss Sino-U.S. trade relations, the official Xinhua News Agency said on Friday.

  • BEIJING, May 25- Almost all base metals rose on Friday, led by Shanghai nickel which hit a near three-year high, after the dollar took a hit following U.S. *NICKEL: Shanghai nickel gained 3.1 percent to 111,330 yuan a tonne, hitting its highest since June 2015. *LEAD: Lead was flat in London at $2,493, but is up 7 percent so far this week on dwindling stocks and a crackdown on...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of Harvey Weinstein:. Former actress Lucia Evans confirms she's pressing charges against Harvey Weinstein, who officials say will surrender to authorities on Friday to face criminal charges involving sexual assault allegations. The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity...

  • HONG KONG, May 25- Shares in Samsonite International plunged for a second day in a row after a short seller accused the world's largest luggage maker of questionable accounting practices and poor corporate governance. In a report on Thursday, Blue Orca Capital questioned accounting practices, including those used in its 2016 acquisition of the Tumi brand and...

  • But Apple has rejected the app, blocking its release, according to a statement from Steam's parent company, the Bellevue, Washington- based Valve Corp.. The magazine Variety earlier reported Steam's rejection from the App Store. Bob O'Donnell, chief of TECHnalysis Research, said Apple's move to block steam could hurt it with users between 18 and 24 years old, more...

  • KUALA LUMPUR/ SINGAPORE, May 25- Singapore's third derivatives exchange kicked off trading on Friday with the launch of palm oil futures, with other contracts expected down the line. The U.S. dollar-denominated palm olein futures will give traders another option beyond benchmark ringgit-denominated contracts offered from Malaysia as the Asia Pacific...

  • *Russia has been withholding supply with OPEC since 2017. *OPEC, non- OPEC producers to meet in June to discuss production. SINGAPORE, May 25- Oil prices eased on Friday as Russia hinted it may gradually increase output, after having withheld supplies in concert with producer cartel OPEC since 2017..

  • BRASILIA, May 24- Brazil's government struck a deal with truck drivers on Thursday to suspend a four-day protest that crippled swathes of the Latin America's largest economy, promising changes to diesel pricing that could leave it footing a 5 billion reais bill this year. Brazil needs you, "said Eliseu Padilha, President Michel Temer's chief of staff, while...