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8 Afghan Civilians Killed In Roadside Bombing
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say a mine laid in a road has killed eight civilians in the country’s south, including women and children. The governor’s office in Helmand province says the eight were driving Monday in Musa Qala district when their car hit the explosi…
OPEC Top Official Sees $110 A Barrel As Fair
VIENNA (AP) — OPEC’s secretary general says oil prices could rise by about $25 from their present levels without threatening the world economy. Crude prices have dropped steeply in recent months with the U.S. benchmark selling Friday at just below $85 a barrel. That’s about 20 p…
Oil Searches For Direction As OPEC Meets
The price of oil is struggling for direction as OPEC ministers debate how much oil to produce while global economic growth is slowing. Benchmark crude rose 10 cents to $82.72 per barrel Thursday in New York. Brent crude fell 24 cents to $96.48 per barrel in London. Members of the Organization of the…
Merkel, Opposition Negotiating EU Growth Policy
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding talks with the country’s opposition leaders to forge a compromise on proposals for a European growth initiative. Her center-right government needs the support of opposition parties to secure a two-thirds majority for the EUȁ…
Euro Falls As World Finance Leaders Discuss Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — The euro is falling against the dollar as leaders from the world’s seven wealthiest nations discuss solutions to Europe’s ongoing debt crisis. The euro fell to $1.2435 in afternoon trading from $1.2494 late Monday. Finance ministers and central bank presidents fr…
Queen’s Address To Cap Jubilee Celebrations
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II will make a rare address to the nation at the conclusion of festivities marking her 60 years on the throne. Buckingham Palace said Tuesday that the broadcast will be transmitted at 1700 GMT today in Britain and the Commonwealth. It will also be available on th…
Putin Visits, Berlin, Paris Amid Divide Over Syria
BERLIN (AP) — Vladimir Putin can expect to face pressure from the leaders of Germany and France for a change of heart on Syria when he visits Berlin and Paris on Friday — but there’s little sign that the Russian president is prepared to tighten the diplomatic screws on Bashar As…
UN Aims To Triple Syria Observer Team
GENEVA (AP) — A spokesman for international Syria envoy Kofi Annan says the United Nations hopes to have 30 cease-fire monitors in the country next week. Ahmad Fawzi says seven observers are already on the ground and another two will arrive on Monday. Fawzi told reporters in Geneva on Friday …
Oil Rises On Strong Economic Reports In US, Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are rising on strong U.S. corporate earnings and promising economic signs in Europe. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude added $1.59 to $104.52 per barrel in New York. Prices rose after a closely watched survey in Germany showed that investor sentiment unexpecte…
Oil Prices Fall On Easing Tensions Over Iran
NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices are falling as tensions eased over Iran’s nuclear program. Benchmark U.S. crude lost 60 cents to $102.23 per barrel in New York while Brent crude lost $2.01 to $119.22 per barrel in London. Iran, the world’s third-largest oil exporter, has been accused…

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