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Britain's Liberal Democrats formally adopt 'Stop Brexit' policy

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:52am
Britain's Liberal Democrats party on Sunday toughened its anti-Brexit stance, formally adopting a policy to stop the country from leaving the European Union if it wins power at a national election.

UAW to strike against GM starting Sunday evening

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 10:07am
The United Auto Workers (UAW) said that its members will go on strike against General Motors Co as of Sunday evening, after a lack of progress in contract talks on key issues from wages to health care benefits, temporary employees, job security and profit sharing.

Kuwait says it's probing drone sighting, working with Riyadh

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 9:57am
Kuwait is investigating the sighting of a drone over its territory and is coordinating with Saudi Arabia and other countries after Saturday's attacks on Saudi oil plants, the cabinet said on Sunday.

Tunisians pick from varied line-up in unpredictable presidential vote

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:56am
Tunisians lined up to choose from a diverse field of candidates on Sunday, in an unpredictable election for a new president at a time of economic pain in the young democracy.

Saudi, Gulf stocks fall after attacks on Aramco oil plants

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:56am
Saudi stocks fell sharply on Sunday, after attacks on two plants at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry a day earlier knocked out more than half of Saudi crude output.

White House says U.S. ready to tap SPR, doesn't rule out Iran meeting

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:37am
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Sunday the U.S. Energy Department is prepared to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve after attacks on Saudi oil facilities if needed to stabilize the global energy supply.

Aramco tells Indian refiner it will get oil: source

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:26am
Saudi Aramco has told one Indian refinery there will be no immediate impact on oil supplies as it will deliver crude from other sources and had adequate inventory, a source with the refinery said on Sunday.

Iran hardliners likely to gain from tensions over Aramco attacks

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:12am
Iran distanced itself on Sunday from attacks on Saudi oil facilities but hardliners in Tehran might chalk the assaults up as a win against Washington's tougher policy toward the Islamic Republic, officials and analysts said.

EU warns of instability after Saudi oil attacks

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:11am
The European Union warned on Sunday of a "real threat to regional security" in the Middle East after attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and for which Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group claimed responsibility.

Analyst View: Saudi attacks raise specter of oil at $100/barrel

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:09am
The oil market will rally by $5-10 per barrel when it opens on Monday and may spike to as high as $100 per barrel if Saudi Arabia fails to quickly resume oil supply lost after attacks over the weekend, traders and analysts said.

Fed trades 'remarkably positive' for 'no precedents' after volatile year

Sun, 09/15/2019 - 8:05am
A year ago, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell held a "remarkably positive outlook" for an economy enjoying a "historically rare" combination of good news including low unemployment, steady inflation and strong growth that were all expected to continue.

Hong Kong activist seeks U.S. support for pro-democracy protests

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 11:31pm
(This September 14 story has been refiled to correct reference to "city-state" in paragraph four.)

Thousands of fetal remains found on Illinois property of deceased doctor

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:28pm
More than 2,200 preserved fetal remains have been found on the Illinois property of a recently deceased doctor who performed abortions, the Will County sheriff's office said in a statement.

Instant View: Reactions to attack on Saudi oil facilities

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:22pm
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry in a strike that could impact about 5 million barrels per day of crude production - close to half of the kingdom's output, or 5% of global oil supply.

Factbox: Inside Saudi Aramco's oil operations

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:22pm
Saudi Arabia's oil production and exports have been disrupted by

U.S. stands ready to tap emergency oil reserve after Saudi attacks: DOE

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:22pm
The Trump administration is prepared to tap U.S. emergency oil reserves if necessary after drone attacks shut oil output in Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude exporter, a Department of Energy spokeswoman said.

Attacks on Saudi facilities threaten spare oil capacity, price hikes

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:22pm
Saturday's attacks on key Saudi Arabia processing plants will test the world's ability to handle a supply crisis as it faces the temporary loss of more than 5% of global supply from the world's biggest crude exporter.

Attacks on Saudi oil facilities knock out half the kingdom's supply

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:22pm
Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry on Saturday, knocking out more than half the Kingdom's output, in a move expected to send oil prices soaring and increase tensions in the Middle East.

U.S. blames Iran for Saudi attacks, 'pretend' diplomacy

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:20pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday accused Iran of leading attacks on Saudi oil plants that have cut the kingdom's output roughly in half, as he ruled out Yemeni involvement and denounced Tehran for engaging in false diplomacy.

Global spare oil capacity in U.S. hands after Saudi outage

Sat, 09/14/2019 - 8:20pm
An attack on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday is believed to have disrupted half the country's production capacity, making the United States the only real holder of the global supply cushion via its ability to raise own output or to soften sanctions against other major oil producers.