Monday, November 30, 2020

Oil prices rise

Oil prices rose in the first trading hours of 2017, buoyed by hopes that a deal between OPEC and non-OPEC members to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will be effective in draining...

Equatorial Guinea’s VP Obiang on trial in France

Equatorial Guinea's flamboyant vice-president has gone trial in absentia in France on charges of corruption after he failed to stop the landmark case. Teodorin Obiang Nguema is accused of buying a mansion and sports cars...

Spain Ceuta: Migrants found hidden in car and suitcase

Police have detained two Moroccans who tried to smuggle migrants into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta - two hidden in a car and one in a suitcase. When police checked a car on Monday...

Drunk pilot arrested in Canadian cockpit before take-off

A pilot who was drunk in the cockpit has been arrested shortly before take-off in Canada. Two hours after his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have more than three times the legal limit...

Nightclub attack: Istanbul police continue search

The manhunt continues for a gunman who killed 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub as Turkey marked the start of the new year. The unknown assailant opened fire at Reina nightclub early on Sunday, before...

Trump wishes Happy New Year to ‘my many enemies’

President-elect Donald Trump is not quite ready to let auld acquaintances be forgot. The incoming President wished a happy new year Saturday morning to all -- including his "many enemies." "Happy New Year to all, including...

Istanbul new year Reina nightclub attack ‘leaves 39 dead’

At least 39 people, including at least 15 foreigners, have been killed in an attack on a nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey's interior minister says. A gunman opened fire in Reina nightclub at about 01:30 local...

Brazil policeman ‘killed Greek envoy’

Police in Brazil say the Greek ambassador to the country was killed by a local police officer who was having an affair with the envoy's wife. Kyriakos Amiridis had been missing since Monday. His body...

Russia moves to expel US diplomats in response to sanctions

The Russian foreign ministry has called for the expulsion of 35 US diplomats in response to a similar move by Washington. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the request had been made to President Vladimir Putin. The...

Russia vows ‘reprisals’ over US sanctions

Russia has pledged "adequate reprisals" over US sanctions and accused Washington of trying to destroy ties by making "unfounded" allegations of interference in the US election. The United States wants to "definitively destroy US-Russia relations...

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