VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia set the stage for more blood-letting on oil markets after blocking on Thursday calls from poorer members of the OPEC oil exporter group for output cuts to arrest a slide in crude prices.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court spokeswoman says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been released from the hospital after having a heart stent implanted to clear a blocked artery.
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African power utility Eskom said on Thursday it might institute rolling blackouts at the weekend because a portion of imported electricity would not be available. "There is a very high risk of load-shedding over the weekend," Eskom said in a statement.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said on Thursday that a decision by OPEC to leave its output unchanged despite flagging oil prices would not affect the work of the company. "The situation on the market does not need sudden measures, nothing extraordinary is happening," Rosneft said in a statement. "Rosneft has a sufficient safety margin, given the fact that (our) net production cost is the lowest in the world -- just above 4 dollars/barrel. ...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was face-down on the ground when Officer Darren Wilson "finished him off." Still others acknowledged changing their stories to fit published details about the autopsy or admitted that they did not see the shooting at all.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.
LONDON (AP) — Lewis Carroll's original handwritten, illustrated manuscript for "Alice in Wonderland" will travel to the U.S. to mark its 150th anniversary.
By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Plunging world oil prices have dealt a blow to Africa far greater - in purely economic terms - than Ebola, setting back investment in exploration and plans to industrialise. The highest profile victim so far has been Africa's top producer, Nigeria, which was forced to devalue its naira currency by 8 percent this week after the central bank admitted dwindling reserves were making it hard to defend it. ...
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC oil producers agreed on Thursday to keep their official joint production target at 30 million barrels per day (bpd), the 12-member group said in a statement at the end of their biannual meeting in Vienna.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is spending a quiet Thanksgiving at the White House where the belly-stuffing menu featured all the holiday's basics.
By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Tensions eased in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson on Thursday after two nights of violence and looting sparked by racially charged anger over a grand jury's decision to clear a white police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. Protests also dwindled elsewhere in the United States as the Thanksgiving Day holiday and wintry weather kept many indoors. But in California, more than 250 people were arrested in rallies over the past two days that shut highways in major cites. ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — Hour after hour, the coast guard boats shuttled from the crippled freighter to a concrete pier, discharging a steady flow of humanity: Families with small children, black-clad elderly women, battered-looking youths with backpacks.
NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine are on the menu as friends and families gather across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving.
By Aung Hla Tun and Jared Ferrie YANGON, November 27 (Reuters) - Myanmar's military turned down a dinner invitation from opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, lawmakers said on Thursday, after the Nobel laureate sought a meeting to build ties ahead of a proposed summit on changing the constitution. Suu Kyi is barred from becoming president under the existing constitution, which cannot be changed without the support of at least one military lawmaker. ...
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