Oil prices fall as U.S. crude output hits record 12 million bpd

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle... Read more »

U.N. rights experts urge Indonesia to probe use of snake in Papua interrogation

GENEVA (Reuters) – United Nations rights experts have urged Indonesia to investigate accusations of violence by police and military in Papua after a video showed officers using a live... Read more »

Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of... Read more »

Asian shares tread water as investors watch trade talks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Shares in Asia were flat in early trade on Friday following a fall on Wall Street, with a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighing more signs of... Read more »

New Jersey sportsbook refunds bets after Duke player’s sneaker mishap

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. sportsbook has refunded wagers from fans who bet on Duke University to win a college basketball game on Wednesday evening but instead saw... Read more »

EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks rise on trade optimism, FX treads water

* China shares falter, Beijing to not cut rates to spur growth * Most Asian currencies fall after Fed minutes * Rand up, traders see smaller chance of Moody’s... Read more »

Nikkei turns up, marks 4th day of gains on U.S.-China trade hopes

* News about trade talks lift futures first – analyst * Santen Pharma jumps on share buyback * Pharmaceutical sector gains attention on individual news * By Ayai Tomisawa... Read more »

Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan on Thursday proposed a draft law to allow same-sex marriage in Asia’s first such bill, but the legislation was criticized by rights activists and conservative... Read more »