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October 10, 2016 4:45 PM Oil price lifted by Russia backing Opec production freeze

Russia has said it will support a proposal by Opec to freeze oil production in order to reverse the slump in global prices. The move lifted the price of oil, with Brent crude hitting a 52-week high. "Russia is ready to accede to joint measures to reduce [oil] production, and is calling on other oil exporters to do so," said Russian President Vladimir 22 3

October 10, 2016 12:02 PM Anti-Brexit Vitol chief says weak pound helps, risks remain

LONDON The head of energy trader Vitol who helped fund the unsuccessful campaign to keep Britain in the European Union said on Monday the pound's demise since the Brexit vote has helped to lower costs for his London offices. Ian Taylor, also a donor to the ruling Conservative Party, told a Reuters Global Commodities Summit it was too early to say whether 12

October 10, 2016 9:47 AM Round 2 Of Clinton-Trump Proves Combative — But Provides No Knockout

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at the end of the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, on Oct. 9. The second debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton promised a great deal and managed to deliver on much of it. But those 16

October 9, 2016 12:34 PM 17 killed, dozens hurt, in car bomb blast in Turkey

Nine soldiers and eight civilians have been killed when Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb outside a military checkpoint in south-east Turkey, the local governor said. Cuneyit Orhan Toprak, governor of Hakkari province where the attack took place, gave the death toll to news channel NTV and said 27 other people were wounded in the attack and were rushed 13

October 9, 2016 10:12 AM UFC: How hometown crowd pushed Michael Bisping to victory

'The crowd were amazing. I could hear the energy from the fans throughout the entire event' UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping felt that the hometown crowd inspired him to victory after his sensational win over Dan Henderson at the sold out Manchester Arena. Bisping won the fight by unanimous decision after a five round back and forth war at 5am on Sunday 8

October 9, 2016 6:00 AM Iain Macwhirter: Support for Better Together's 'caring sharing' UK has been fatally undermined

The liberal-minded Scottish Tory leader, Ruth Davidson – the Tory right's human shield north of the Border – claimed last week that the Scottish National Party “did not speak for Scotland”. But the First Minister clearly did speak for a large part of it last week. Even the Daily Telegraph's self-styled “black-hearted unionist” Alan Cochrane condemned 15 1

October 9, 2016 4:31 AM Michael Bisping beats Dan Henderson by unanimous decision at UFC 204 to retain his middleweight title and exact revenge in Manchester

The stars aligned for Michael Bisping, as the first British UFC champion revelled in a glorious Manchester homecoming and retention of his title. For his challenger Dan Henderson, the only stars were the ones clouding his vision after the middleweight king won a unanimous decision to send the 46-year-old ignominiously into retirement. Revenge here was a dish best served 10

October 9, 2016 1:56 AM Hurricane’s blow was less than feared; ‘We are blessed’

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. wasn’t that bad after all. The hurricane was blamed for at least 10 deaths in the U.S., including 11

October 7, 2016 10:08 PM US accuses Russia of political hacking, war crimes in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. bluntly accused Russia on Friday of hacking American political sites and email accounts in an effort to interfere with the upcoming presidential election. In a one-two punch, the United States also directly accused Russia of war crimes in Syria. Moscow dismissed the accusations, which significantly worsen U.S.-Russia relations 15

October 7, 2016 7:19 PM Hurricane Matthew Leaves Nearly 1.1 Million In US Southeast Powerless

Almost 1.1 million homes and businesses were without power on Friday afternoon as Hurricane Matthew blasted Florida, Georgia and North and South Carolina, electric companies said. The outages are not as high as utilities had forecast and not expected to reach those levels because the storm has already passed most of the heavily populated southern part of Florida 15