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UPDATE 2-East Libyan forces advance rapidly to retake key oil ports
BENGHAZI, Libya/VIENNA June 21 (Reuters) - East Libyan forces said on Thursday they had rapidly retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, where the head of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said he hoped operations would resume in a "couple of days."
Soccer-Iran's Ezatolahi ready to take his chances against Portugal
KAZAN, Russia, June 21 (Reuters) - Saeid Ezatolahi will attempt to put aside the disappointment of seeing his potential equalizer against Spain ruled out for offside when Iran go for a win against Portugal that would fire them into the knockout phase of the World Cup for a first time.
OPEC strives for oil deal as Iran insists on modest rise in output
VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC's leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand, with Iran still signaling it would support only a modest increase in supply.
UPDATE 2-OPEC strives for oil deal as Iran insists on modest rise in output
VIENNA, June 21 (Reuters) - OPEC's leader Saudi Arabia and Russia were trying on Thursday to convince fellow oil producers to raise output from July to meet rising global demand, with Iran still signaling it would support only a modest increase in supply.
EMERGING MARKETS-Trade jitters, strong dollar send emerging stocks, FX lower
LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - Trade tensions and a stronger dollar sent jitters through emerging markets on Thursday with currencies plumbing multi-month lows and stocks resuming their recent falls. China's commerce ministry accused the United States of being "capricious" over bilateral trade issues, and warned that the interests of U.S. workers and farmers ultimately will be hurt by Washington's penchant for brandishing "big sticks."
East Libya forces in full control at Ras Lanuf oil port: spokesman
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - East Libyan forces took full control of Ras Lanuf oil terminal and the surrounding area on Thursday as they rapidly advanced against rivals who seized the port a week ago, a spokesman said.
Shades of Euro 2016 as suffering Portugal muddles through
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pragmatic, uninspiring and too dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal's performance at the World Cup is starting to bear an uncanny resemblance to their victorious Euro 2016 campaign.
FEATURE-Driven away by conflict, thousands of Ethiopians stranded without a home
BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - E arly one morning, Aschal Zegeye and her young family heard a knock at the door. Her husband answered it. Shortly after he was dead.
Russia's Lavrov, U.N. Secretary-General discussed Iran nuclear deal, Korean peninsula: TASS
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the Iran nuclear deal and progress on the Korean peninsula in Moscow on Thursday, TASS news agency reported.
Libya's NOC hopes military operations help reopen ports quickly
VIENNA, June 21 (Reuters) - The head of Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Thursday that a military operation to retake the oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider had started and he hoped operations would resume in "couple of days."
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