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Oil gains as investors grow optimistic over OPEC output deal
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose for a fifth day on Monday, on track for its strongest first quarter in eight years, thanks to a growing belief among investors that OPEC's supply cuts will prevent a build-up in unused fuel, though concern over China's economy tempered gains.
Irish migrant fisher workers' scheme breaches human rights, say UN rapporteurs
LONDON, Feb 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ireland's work permit scheme for migrant workers in the fishing industry breaches the human rights of migrants and may be failing to prevent modern slavery, four United Nations human rights experts said on Monday.
U.S.-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay
AIRBASE IN NORTHEAST SYRIA (Reuters) - The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.
UPDATE 4-US-backed Syrian forces call for 1,500 coalition troops to stay
AIRBASE IN NORTHEAST SYRIA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - The commander of U.S.-backed forces in Syria called on Monday for about 1,000 to 1,500 international forces to remain in Syria to help fight Islamic State and expressed hope that the United States, in particular, would halt plans for a total pullout.
Britain's Brexit secretary to meet with EU's Barnier again mid-week
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said he had a positive meeting with the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday and would meet him again later in the week.
Ex-finance minister Kudrin says detention of top U.S. investor is 'emergency' for Russian economy
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The detention in Russia of Baring Vostok's U.S. founder Michael Calvey is an emergency for the Russian economy, former finance minister Alexei Kudrin, now head of the Audit Chamber, said on Monday.
Germany bans Wirecard 'shorting' as prosecutors probe FT journalist
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's financial watchdog has banned "short" selling of Wirecard shares due to volatility in the payments firm's stock following reports in the Financial Times which are now the subject of an investigation by German authorities.
Soccer-Portugal international Nani joins Orlando City
Feb 18 (Reuters) - Sporting's Portugal forward Nani has joined Major League Soccer team Orlando City SC on a three-year deal, the MLS club announced on Monday.
Exclusive: Glencore to take 200,000 T of aluminum from ISTIM Port Klang warehouses
LONDON (Reuters) - Mining giant Glencore has bought 200,000 tons of aluminum on the London Metal Exchange and will take delivery of the metal from warehouses owned by ISTIM UK in Port Klang, Malaysia, five sources familiar with the matter said.
Spain and Gibraltar offer differing accounts of warship incident
LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Authorities in Madrid and Gibraltar gave differing versions on Monday of an incident in which a Spanish warship told commercial ships to leave anchorages near Gibraltar, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches.
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