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Oil spill feared after freighters collide near Corsica

Oct 8, 2018

Oil spill feared after freighters collide near Corsica

French maritime authorities are trying to contain an apparent oil spill after two merchant ships collided in the Mediterranean Sea north of Corsica. A spokesman for the regional French maritime authority said no one was injured in Sunday's collision, and the size and exact nature ...

Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China

Sep 16, 2018

Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he had new commitments from Beijing on funding for the oil industry on which crisis-hit Caracas relies. Oil output is the main generator of Venezuela's income but has fallen to its lowest level in three decades, with the South ...

Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corp.

Sep 10, 2018

Gunmen attack headquarters of Libya's National Oil Corp.

Several armed men attacked the headquarters of the National Oil Corp. (NOC) in the Libyan capital Monday and several blasts could be heard, a witness said. Gunfire could be heard as a security force allied to the Tripoli-based government arrived at the landmark building located ...

Once-eased U.S. economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

/ Aug 7, 2018

Once-eased U.S. economic sanctions against Iran back in effect

The first set of U.S. sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect early Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, targeting financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran's automotive sector, the purchase ...