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.S. judge weighs expanding lawsuit over family separations to cover more children

(Reuters) – A U.S. judge on Thursday appeared open to ordering the government to find potentially thousands of additional children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border by... 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 »

Democratic senators urge FTC to act on Facebook ‘friendly fraud’ practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two Democratic U.S. senators called for the Federal Trade Commission to act on a complaint filed by consumer groups against Facebook Inc on Thursday that... Read more »

North Carolina orders new U.S. House election after ‘tainted’ vote

(Reuters) – North Carolina’s elections board on Thursday ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of a... Read more »

Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has formally ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules, the White House said on Thursday,... Read more »

North Carolina elections board orders new U.S. House election

(Reuters) – North Carolina’s elections board on Thursday unanimously ordered a new election for a U.S. House seat after officials said corruption surrounding absentee ballots tainted the results of... Read more »

Catalan protesters burn tires, clash with police over separatist trial

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Riot police briefly clashed with pro-independence Catalan protesters in Barcelona on Thursday while other activists burned tires and blocked highways across northeast Spain as part... Read more »

Judge orders ex-Trump aide Stone not to speak publicly about his criminal case

Roger Stone, former political adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, departs after a hearing where Stone said he had “abused” a gag order with an Instagram post that appeared... Read more »

UPDATE 1-Eleven Venezuela diplomats in U.S. defect since last month -opposition

(Adds comment from opposition official, background) WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) – Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro’s government since opposition leader Juan... Read more »