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OPEC deal: How long can oil producers maintain reduced output?

Iraq has reduced output and exports by 187,000 barrels a day under the accord, and its cuts will reach the promised level of 210,000 in a few more days, he said . Brent crude futures closed on Friday at US$50.80 a barrel in London, down 96 cents, or 1.9 per cent, for the week. Compliance with the supply-cut deal was 94% in February among OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers combined, Russia's Novak said.



OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers meet in Kuwait over output-cut compliance

They called on OPEC to present recommendations next month on whether to extend the accord, which took effect in January, beyond its initial six-month term. Oil producers are now arriving in Kuwait ahead of the meeting of the five-nation committee, consisting of Venezuela, Kuwait , Algeria, Russia and Oman, which was established to monitor the implementation of the oil output cut deal.


Author's clear argument for single-payer health care

Author's clear argument for single-payer health care

And in spite of the frequently-repeated Republican claim that Obamacare is a failed program, the 12.2 million people who enrolled in health plans for 2017, and those folks who are now eligible for Medicaid benefits, are very pleased with their coverage and financial security.


A quick look at Kansas State-Wake Forest in the First Four

A quick look at Kansas State-Wake Forest in the First Four

Tip-off is at 9:10 p.m. Wake Forest hasn't been on this stage since 2010. Women's basketball coach Jen Hoover will speak to students during the first commercial break. Now, that's not always true; teams like East Tennessee State have players who once played at high-majors. but generally, the size and speed difference is stark, even if the teams often have players whose mental games have had to compensate.


European Union to hold first Brexit summit a month after article 50 notice

European Union to hold first Brexit summit a month after article 50 notice

It comes as Mrs May told ministers her letter giving notice of Brexit will "set the tone for our new relationship with Europe and the world", in a signal that it could be a substantial statement of the UK's intentions rather than a simple message informing the European Union that she is triggering Article 50.


After appeal, Malaysia approves Beauty and the Beast without cuts

After appeal, Malaysia approves Beauty and the Beast without cuts

The head of Malaysia's Film Censorship Board, Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid, told the Associated Press on 15 March that the scene in question was "inappropriate because many children will be watching this movie". Golden Screen Cinemas also wrote on Facebook, "This is official from Disney". The film, which has grossed more than $180 million overseas, has what has been called Disney's first "gay moment" for a character.