Oil prices gain after bigger-than-expected fall in U.S. stockpiles

(Reuters) – Oil prices traded higher on Wednesday after an industry report said U.S. crude stockpiles fell last week by more than twice the amount that analysts in a Reuters poll had... Read more »

Boris Johnson remains opposed to Northern Ireland-only backstop: DUP

(Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his Northern Ireland allies that he is opposed to the idea of a so-called Northern Ireland-only backstop to get a Brexit deal done, Democratic... Read more »

With Bolton’s departure, an Iran hawk leaves the chessboard

(Reuters) John Bolton’s departure from the White House removes an obstacle to the possibility of U.S.-Iranian nuclear talks, but the odds of such a dialogue leading anywhere remain low, current and former... Read more »

Israel’s Netanyahu announces post-election plan to annex West Bank’s Jordan Valley

(Reuters) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention on Tuesday to annex the Jordan Valley, a large swathe of the occupied West Bank, if he wins a closely contested election just... Read more »

Ethiopia PM Abiy says army chief of staff shot

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says the country’s defence chief of staff has been shot following unrest in the northern Amhara region. Appearing on TV dressed in military fatigues, Mr Abiy also... Read more »

Mexico eyes steps to cut immigrant flows to U.S. border – official

Mexico wants to sharpen existing measures in its bid to narrow a flood of Central American migrants to the U.S. border, a top Mexican official said on Friday, ahead of planned meetings... Read more »

Kim Jong Un visits factories linked to missile launches

The factories have innocuous names, but analysts say several ostensibly civilian facilities visited by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently are also used to build ballistic missile launchers and other weapons.... Read more »