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Saudi Aramco signs 12 deals with South Korean firms
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has signed 12 pacts with South Korean partners worth billions of dollars, the company said in a statement on Wednesday, as part of a long-term strategy for downstream growth and diversification.
PREVIEW-Trump-Xi meet, Iran tension to overshadow G20 summit in Japan
TOKYO, June 26 (Reuters) - Concerns over trade, conflict and oil will dominate a summit of the Group of 20 major economies in Japan this weekend, with attention focused on a meeting between the leaders of the United States and China, embroiled in a lengthy trade war.
On eve of debate, Senator Warren rips Trump on Iran
MIAMI (Reuters) - On the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate, U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, rising in public opinion polls, slammed President Donald Trumpâs posture toward Iran at a raucous town hall on Tuesday.
Oil prices jump as U.S. crude stocks fall, Middle East worries add support
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than 1% on Wednesday to their highest in nearly a month as industry data showed U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expected, underpinning a market already buoyed by worries over a potential U.S.-Iran conflict.
RPT-UPDATE 2-Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to Islamic State
MANAGUA, June 25 (Reuters) - Four men with suspected ties to the Islamic State militant group were captured on Tuesday by members of the Nicaraguan armed forces after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, Nicaraguan police said.
Trump threatens 'obliteration,' Iran calls White House 'mentally retarded'
WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to obliterate parts of Iran if it attacked "anything American," in a new war of words with Iran which condemned fresh U.S. sanctions on Tehran as "mentally retarded."
Nicaragua arrests four men suspected of ties to Islamic State
MANAGUA (Reuters) - Four men with suspected ties to the Islamic State militant group were captured on Tuesday by members of the Nicaraguan armed forces after entering the country illegally from Costa Rica, Nicaraguan police said.
FACTBOX -Where are the world's stateless people?
THE HAGUE, June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An estimated 10 to 15 million people are not recognized as nationals by any country, often depriving them of basic rights most of the world takes for granted such as education, healthcare, housing and jobs.
UPDATE 1-Soccer-Benin hit back to draw with Ghana after bizarre red card
ISMAILIA, Egypt, June 25 (Reuters) - Underdogs Benin hit back to secure a 2-2 draw with 10-man Ghana after the Black Stars had a player sent off for time-wasting in bizarre circumstances at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.
Saudi forces say they have captured leader of Yemen branch of Islamic State
DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi special forces have captured the leader of the Yemeni branch of the Islamic State militant group, the Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen said on Tuesday.
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