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Brent oil falls four percent to three-month low as supply outage concerns ease
Oil prices slumped about $3 on Monday, with Brent reaching a three-month low, as Libyan ports reopened and traders eyed potential supply increases by Russia and other producers.
Exclusive: FCC order says Sinclair request on Tribune may 'involve deception'
A draft Federal Communications Commission order seen by Reuters on Monday said that Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's application for approval to purchase Tribune Media Co may "involve deception."
Colombian FARC leader Ivan Marquez declines to take Senate seat
Colombian former FARC guerrilla commander Ivan Marquez said on Monday he will not take his seat in the Senate this week to protest the arrest of fellow rebel Jesus Santrich and changes to the peace accord he said betrayed and disfigured it.
U.S. Rep. Schiff: Trump comments give Putin OK on 2018 interference
The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence panel said President Donald Trump's comments in Helsinki on Monday essentially gave Russian President Vladimir Putin permission to interfere in November's midterm election.
Exclusive: U.S. FCC order says Sinclair request on Tribune may 'involve deception'
A draft Federal Communications Commission order seen by Reuters on Monday said that Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's application for approval to purchase Tribune Media Co may "involve deception."
Strong U.S. retail sales lift second-quarter GDP estimates
U.S. retail sales rose solidly in June as households boosted purchases of automobiles and a range of other goods, cementing expectations for robust economic growth in the second quarter.
U.S. lawmakers attack Trump as 'weak' in summit with Russia's Putin
Some prominent Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress on Monday strongly criticized President Donald Trump for failing to deliver a strong warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin about meddling in American elections, saying Trump has sent a message of weakness to Moscow.
IMF warns of growing damage from trade fight, says U.S. vulnerable
Escalating and sustained trade conflicts following U.S. tariff actions threaten to derail economic recovery and depress medium-term growth prospects, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday.
FCC chief says he has 'serious concerns' about Sinclair: Tribune deal
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said on Monday he has "serious concerns" about Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co, an announcement that could scuttle the deal.
Egypt's ex-military chief of staff Sami Anan in 'critical' condition: sources
Former Egyptian military chief of staff General Sami Anan, who was detained in January after announcing plans to compete in a presidential election, is in critical condition in hospital, two sources close to his family said on Monday.