NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices rose about 1 percent on Friday after steep losses in the previous session, supported by rising tensions between the United States and Iran, but weighed by concerns slowing economic growth could dent global oil demand. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Vaudoy-en-Brie, near Paris, France
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – Convoys of armored vehicles and soldiers with assault rifles are patrolling gang-ridden streets in some suburbs of Cape Town as authorities seek to quell escalating violence that has killed hundreds of people this year. Residents who gathered in Manenberg and Hanover Park to watch as soldiers assisted police on Thursday afternoon
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in an Apollo 11 50th anniversary commemoration event in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Trump said on Friday he was looking forward to working with Boris Johnson, the front-runner to be Britain’s next prime minister,
(Reuters) – An attorney for former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks denied on Friday that she was involved in discussions during the 2016 presidential campaign about a hush-money payment to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks
DUBAI/PARIS (Reuters) – The United States is struggling to win its allies’ support for an initiative to heighten surveillance of vital Middle East oil shipping lanes because of fears it will increase tension with Iran, six sources familiar with the matter said. FILE PHOTO: Members of the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet prepare to escort journalists
NEW YORK (Reuters) – FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign team and others scrambled to head off a scandal.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW (BMWG.DE) named Oliver Zipse as its new chief executive late on Thursday, praising his “decisive” qualities after the carmaker lost its edge in electric cars and ceded the premium sales crown to Mercedes under his consensus-seeking predecessor. FILE PHOTO: Oliver Zipse, board member of German luxury carmaker BMW attends the company’s
SAN JUAN (Reuters) – Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center. Police detain a demonstrator during the
FILE PHOTO: A smartphones with Sprint logo are seen in front of a screen projection of T-mobile logo, in this picture illustration taken April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo GLOBAL BUSINESS WEEK AHEAD WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has told T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) to wrap up a deal
FILE PHOTO: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet holds a news conference at Centro Cultural Espana in downtown Mexico City, Mexico April 9, 2019 REUTERS/Carlos Jasso/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – Four Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are “fantastic”, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday. “I
Staff chat at the front desk of the Amazon office in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., May 1, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration was looking closely at Amazon’s contract with the U.S. Defense Department after getting complaints from other tech companies.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Documents released by a judge’s order on Thursday detailed a flurry of communications involving Donald Trump, his campaign team and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to engineer hush-money payments to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the president shortly before the 2016 election. FILE PHOTO: Adult
TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices were mixed on Thursday with U.S. crude extending losses after falling in the previous session after data showed U.S. stockpiles of products like gasoline rose sharply last week, suggesting weak demand during the peak driving season. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind an oil pump outside Saint-Fiacre, near Paris, France
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim, jailed twice for what he says were trumped-up sodomy charges, said on Thursday he has the support needed to become prime minister and denied calling for a potential challenger to resign over a new gay sex scandal. FILE PHOTO: Malaysia’s politician Anwar Ibrahim visits a polling station during
GREENVILLE, North Carolina/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020. Despite criticism from Democrats that his comments about the four minority congresswomen are racist, Trump
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers quizzed Facebook on Wednesday over its planned cryptocurrency, after a bruising first bout a day earlier when senators from both parties condemned the project, saying the company had not shown it could be trusted. David Marcus, CEO of Facebook’s Calibra, testifies to the House Financial Services Committee hearing on “Examining