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Brent oil futures climb above $60 on U.S. inventory draw
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures rose above $60 a barrel for the first time in over a week on Wednesday after a data report showed a larger-than-expected drop in U.S. crude inventories, but ongoing worries about a possible global recession capped gains.
New Zealand lawmakers urged to drop restrictions on Africa, Middle East refugees
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Human rights advocates urged New Zealand lawmakers on Wednesday to drop restrictions on the intake of Middle Eastern and African refugees, saying the policy undermines the character of a nation praised for its response to deadly mosque attacks this year.
Drugmakers Endo, Allergan agree to $15 million in settlements in major opioid case
(Reuters) - Endo International Plc and Allergan Plc have agreed to pay $15 million to avoid going to trial in October in a landmark case by two Ohio counties accusing various drug manufacturers and distributors of fueling the U.S. opioid epidemic.
Australia to join U.S.-led defense effort in Strait of Hormuz
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has agreed to a request from the United States to join a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Straits of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday.
RPT-COLUMN-Oil market starts to rebalance at lower prices: Kemp
LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Global oil consumption is falling at the fastest rate for almost five years as manufacturing activity and trade flows slip around the world and vehicle production tumbles.
U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo
UNITED NATIONS/ATHENS (Reuters) - The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday.
Pompeo warns of 'new turmoil' if U.N. arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the international community on Tuesday to work out how to stop Iran from being "unshackled to create new turmoil" when a United Nations arms embargo on the country and a travel ban on the head of Iran's elite Quds Force expire in October 2020.
UPDATE 3-U.S. will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria -Pompeo
UNITED NATIONS/ATHENS, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The United States will take every action it can to prevent an Iranian tanker sailing in the Mediterranean from delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday.
Syrians facing forced removal from Istanbul given temporary reprieve
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has extended to Oct. 30 its deadline for Syrian migrants not registered in Istanbul to leave the city or face forced removal, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Tuesday.
Yemen's Houthis down U.S. drone in Dhamar governorate: spokesman
(Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi movement's air defenses on Wednesday downed a United States drone MQ-9 in Dhamar governorate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, the group's Al-Masirah TV quoted the group's military spokesman as saying.
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