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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose to their highest in two sessions on Monday amid concerns about oil supply disruptions from Saudi Arabia and elevated tensions in Middle East. Brent crude futures LCOc1 increased to as much as $65.50 a barrel. The front-month contract was at $64.84, up 57 cents, or 0.9% at 0224...
A man linked to the Football Leaks disclosures which prompted investigations into the Manchester City and Paris St-Germain clubs has been charged with 147 offences in Portugal. Rui Pinto, 30, is accused of crimes relating to unauthorised access to data and attempted extortion. He says he acted in the public interest...
Two Muslim men in the US have demanded an investigation after they say they were subjected to racial and religious profiling on a flight home to Dallas. Abderraoof Alkhawaldeh and Issam Abdallah allege their flight was cancelled because crew members did not feel comfortable flying with the men. "It was the...
She has won awards and accolades, and has been feted internationally for her scientific work, but now a woman hailed as one of Greece's youngest and brightest minds has come under more intense scrutiny than ever before. The rise and possible fall of Eleni Antoniadou, 31, has become the subject of intense discussion among...
Instagram has announced stricter measures on posts related to weight loss products and cosmetic surgery. Some posts will be hidden from under 18s while others promoting "miraculous" weight loss products will be removed. There have been increasing concerns over the impact promoting diet products can have on young people.
Boris Johnson has two weeks to set out his Brexit plans to the EU, according to Finland's prime minister. Antti Rinne said he and French President Emmanuel Macron agreed the UK needed to produce the proposals in writing by the end of September, adding if not, "then it's over". Finland currently...
A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and...
The row over the legality of Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament will return to the Supreme Court later for a second day. The PM suspended - or prorogued - Parliament for five weeks earlier this month, saying he wanted a Queen's Speech to outline his new policies. But critics say...
HTC, the Taiwanese company that built the first mobile phones for Android and Windows, has hired a new boss. Yves Maitre, of Orange, takes over from Cher Wang, to become HTC's first chief executive who is not a co-founder. It signalled HTC's desire to "regain a foothold" in the smartphone market,...
Facebook has unveiled its plan to create an independent "oversight" board to make decisions over how the network is moderated. The firm insisted the panel, which will hear its first "cases" in 2020, will have power to override decisions it makes over contentious material and influence new policy. The idea, dubbed...

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