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EIA lowers forecasts for oil prices

Oil sold off last week, as more investors doubted that OPEC-led supply cuts will help reduce the global inventory glut. Oil was also buoyed by media reports on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia would cut crude supplies to Asia. Oil prices were stable on Friday as traders expected OPEC-led production cuts to extend beyond the middle of this year, and as US crude inventories fell to their lowest levels since February.



Liberals eke out win as minority government

The results could change with 176,104 absentee ballots still to come and the NDP's Ronna-Rae Leonard clinging to a nine-vote lead over Liberal Jim Benninger in Courtenay-Comox. Clark's government gave the green light in January. During the campaign, Weaver said in a media interview that Horgan needs to control his temper.



North Korea Carries Out Another Missile Test

The missile was sacked early on Sunday from a region named Kusong located northwest of Pyongyang, where the North previously test-launched an intermediate-range missile it is believed to be developing, the last time in February. "We welcome all countries' delegations to attend the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation", it said. "I would be honored to do it", Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg earlier this month.



Belt, Ruggiano power Giants to 3-1 win over Reds

The Giants rushed out of the dugout to celebrate with Posey while the few fans remaining cheered. "If we would have lost this one, no telling how it would affect us", Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. Reds 2B Scooter Gennett's triple came in his next at-bat after he had tripled in the eighth inning of Thursday's win. He then left after the 13th inning and was replaced by second-base umpire Clint Fagan.


China to kick off

China to kick off "One Belt, One Road" project

China's state-run Xinhua news agency characterised One Belt One Road as a "once in a lifetime crack at modern prosperity" for developing nations with infrastructure deficits which have been neglected by the west. The prime minister also felicitated President Xi on organising the Belt and Road Forum saying number of world leaders are attending the forum which shows China's growing stature in the global community.



Pope Francis to canonise two shepherd children at Fatima shrine

The high point of the pontiff's visit Saturday is the canonization Mass for two Fatima shepherd children who reported visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago. Pope Francis is set to canonize Francisco and Jacinta, who died in 1919 and 1920 respectively , during a mass in their hometown of Fatima this weekend.