Oil firms as U.S. crude inventories fall, products gain

By Ahmad Ghaddar LONDON, Sept 7 : Oil prices edged higher on Friday as a rise in stocks of refined petroleum products offset a big fall in U.S. crude inventories to the lowest level since 2015. Brent crude futures firmed 32 cents to $76.82 a barrel by 1204 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude […]

Trump hails Kim, sees no need to resume U.S.-South Korea war games

By David Brunnstrom and Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Aug 30 : Days after canceling a planned visit to North Korea by his top diplomat citing insufficient progress in denuclearization talks, U.S. President Donald Trump hailed his personal relationship North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday and said there was no reason to resume war games […]

Liberal Democrat and Trump-backed Republican to face off for Florida governor

By John Whitesides and Letitia Stein Undated, Aug 29 : Liberal mayor Andrew Gillum pulled off a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Florida governor on Tuesday, beating several better-funded rivals to set up a November showdown against a Republican aligned with President Donald Trump. The Tallahassee mayor would be the state’s first black […]

Pakistan disputes US account of call between Pompeo and new PM Khan

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug 24 : Pakistan has called for the United States to amend what its foreign ministry described as a “factually incorrect” account of a phone call between U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and new Prime Minister Imran Khan. The U.S. State Department said it stands by its […]