US President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at lifting bans on drilling for oil and gas in offshore Arctic and Atlantic areas, saying it would pull in “billions of dollars” for America and create jobs.
Two Bulgarian men were jailed on Friday for 10 years and a woman for six years for trafficking two pregnant women to sell their babies in neighbouring Greece.
Rising crude prices drove huge profits for US oil industry giants, but key figures in the sector have raised concerns about low investments in exploration and production.
US magazine publisher Time Inc. said Friday it plans to remain independent as it shifts to a “multi-platform media marketplace,” dismissing speculation of a sale or merger.
Twenty-nine people have been killed in three days of clashes between rival factions of a militia group in a village in Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, an official said Friday.
Opponents of Venezuela’s leftist government marched towards jails on Friday demanding the release of opposition leaders they say are being unjustly held as political prisoners in the country’s deadly crisis.
The OSCE said Friday it was limiting its patrols of Ukraine’s eastern war zone after the death of a US paramedic in an apparent mine blast last weekend.
British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on Friday that the UK remains “steadfast” in its condemnation of North Korea as the two met at her country residence of Chequers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said she believed French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron would be a “strong president” if elected in a run-off against far-right leader Marine Le Pen.
Stressing the need to avoid “chaos” on the Korean peninsula, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said dialogue and negotiations were “the only right choice” to address the threat from North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a stopgap spending bill Friday, sending it to the Senate, which will would need to pass it ahead of a midnight deadline to avert a US government shutdown.