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

LONDON (Reuters) – 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... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-FX nears six-week peak on easing trade worries, stimulus hopes

* EM currencies rise for the 8th straight session * Turkey’s lira drops after sharpest pct gain in 10 weeks * China, S.Korea, Taiwan markets shut for holiday By... Read more »

Syrian rebels say Russian-backed forces prepare to resume offensive

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian rebel fighters on Wednesday said Russian-backed forces were amassing troops in preparation for resuming a five-month offensive in northwest Syria after a second day of... Read more »

Pro-Kremlin rapper deletes new song goading protesters after outcry

(Paragraphs 5 and 12 contain language that some may find offensive) FILE PHOTO: Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (L) talks to rapper Timati during a meeting with his supporters... Read more »

Lebanon’s Hezbollah downs Israeli drone: Al-Manar TV

BEIRUT – (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah downed an Israeli unmanned aircraft outside the southern town of Ramyah near the border with Israel, the movement’s Al-Manar TV said early on... Read more »

House panel poised to spell out Trump impeachment probe: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, criticized for an unorthodox impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, is poised to vote next week on a... Read more »

Nadal and Williams headline party for all ages at U.S. Open

NEW YORK (Reuters) – There will be something for every age at the U.S. Open this weekend with golden oldies Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams looking for more U.S.... Read more »

Buses exit Moscow jail amid expectations of Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Two buses with tinted windows and a police escort left a Moscow jail on Saturday morning carrying an undisclosed number of people as a major prisoner... Read more »

Medvedev contains demons to beat Dimitrov and reach U.S. Open final

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Love him or hate him, Daniil Medvedev will play for a first Grand Slam title after grinding out a 7-6(5) 6-4 6-3 win over Grigor... Read more »

In Europe, U.S. defense secretary calls for greater effort to counter China, Russia

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, in his first major speech, on Friday called for a greater European focus on tackling what he called growing security and... Read more »