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Oil jumps on drop in United States crude stocks, possible Opec cut extension

But prices, however, slumped in recent weeks due to rising USA production, which undermined the OPEC-led efforts to reduce a global crude glut. Global benchmark Brent crude was up 68 cents at $49.41 a barrel by 1327 GMT. "OPEC and non-OPEC members have shown commitment to production cuts and an extension of the agreement ... will assist in drawing stocks over Q3 and stabilising the market", BMI Research said in a note.


Malaysia appeal against North Korea match in Pyongyang

Malaysia appeal against North Korea match in Pyongyang

The fixture was initially schedule on the 28th of March in Pyongyang, but has been postpone to the 8th of June - upon the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, brother of Kim Jong Un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on the 13th of February.


ABC Journalist Mark Colvin has died, aged 65

ABC Journalist Mark Colvin has died, aged 65

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Colvin was "a gentleman of journalism", while Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described his work as "elegant and erudite". "He was a gentle man, a calm man, an honest man, and somebody who spoke with a voice of well-informed authority into what is often a cacophony of spin and superficiality in 2017", he told Parliament.


Chaffetz asks Justice Department to investigate Comey firing

Chaffetz asks Justice Department to investigate Comey firing

But most Republicans also refused to embrace Democratic calls for a special counsel and it was not clear their hand-wringing would result in any action. Wright and Alberto Gonzales, White House counsel and attorney general for George W. Bush, both told me it would have been inappropriate for Comey to have offered Trump that assurance.


Indiana schools lose bid to enroll more voucher students

Indiana schools lose bid to enroll more voucher students

The state order, signed by board chairman Ivan Randolph, indicated that Ratigan had failed to report the circumstances behind his resignation when applying to other school districts. "I would love to find a way to not have to do that", Unruhe said. "There is research showing that trying to improve schools without improving districts generally does not work very well", said State Board President Michael Kirst.