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Iran and Russia move closer but their alliance has limits

DUBAI/MOSCOW When Iran took delivery of the first parts of an advanced Russian air defense system this month, it paraded

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Indexes open higher, Brent hits 11-year low

U.S. stocks opened higher on Monday, the first day of a holiday-shortened week, as Brent crude hit an 11-year low.

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Oil stays under pressure as Iran orders sharp rise in crude output

SINGAPORE Oil futures remained under pressure in early trading on Tuesday, following a slide that has seen prices fall by

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Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

RIO DE JANEIRO Demonstrators marched in major cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting government corruption and a recent vote in

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Demonstrators march in Brazil to support corruption crackdown

RIO DE JANEIRO Demonstrators marched in major cities across Brazil on Sunday, protesting government corruption and a recent vote in

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Cash gifts and 'crocodile holes': Gambia's outgoing ruler

BANJUL Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh was celebrating his 48th birthday in Banjul in May 2013 when he saw a poor

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Cash gifts and 'crocodile holes': Gambia's outgoing ruler

BANJUL Gambia’s President Yahya Jammeh was celebrating his 48th birthday in Banjul in May 2013 when he saw a poor

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WTO environmental trade talks fail

GENEVA Talks on scrapping import tariffs on environment-related exports worth more than $1 trillion collapsed at the World Trade Organization

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After Castro's death, dissidents see changes ahead

SANTIAGO, Cuba Now that Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro is dead, one of his most prominent critics says he sees

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WTO environmental trade talks fail

GENEVA Talks on scrapping import tariffs on environment-related exports worth more than $1 trillion collapsed at the World Trade Organization

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Bowing out, Hollande leaves successor to fix French economy

PARIS French voters elected Francois Hollande in 2012 on promises to fix the floundering economy. Five years on, he is

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Venezuela confirms bigger bills amid world's highest inflation

CARACAS Venezuela will introduce six new notes and three new coins starting in mid-December to help alleviate practical problems in

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