At least one killed as protests rock Nicaragua; Ortega defiant

By Ismael Lopez MANAGUA, Sept 24 : Police and supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega clashed in on Sunday with demonstrators calling for the release of people imprisoned during recent protests, leaving at least one person dead, authorities said. Hundreds of protesters carrying Nicaragua’s blue and white flag massed in the eastern part of the […]

Macron’s popularity falls further in September -poll

By Dominique Vidalon PARIS, Sept 23 : French President Emmanuel Macron’s popularity fell further in September, adding to the troubles afflicting his administration since the departure of high-profile ministers and a summer scandal over his bodyguard, a poll showed on Sunday. Only 29 percent of those surveyed in September said they were satisfied with Macron, […]

OPEC, Russia rebuff Trump’s call for immediate boost to oil output

By Rania El Gamal, Ahmad Ghaddar and Olesya Astakhova ALGIERS, Sept 23 : OPEC’s leader Saudi Arabia and its biggest oil-producer ally outside the group, Russia, ruled out on Sunday any immediate, additional increase in crude output, effectively rebuffing U.S. President Donald Trump’s calls for action to cool the market. “I do not influence prices,” […]