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Brent crude up $1 to over $60.50 as global markets firm

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:29
By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude futures rose above $60 a barrel on Tuesday, after a sharp drop in the previous session on record U.S. stocks, as firm Asian markets supported prices. Most Asian stock markets edged up, bolstered by another record day on Wall Street, while a resurgent yen helped knock the U.S. dollar index off an 11-year high, making commodities priced in the greenback cheaper for holders of other currencies.
Shia LaBeouf's gritty new look includes a rattail and eyebrown piercing
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:29
This is how Shia LaBeouf does man braids. The 28-year-old "Fury" star, well-known for his extreme method acting, is no doubt preparing for yet another intense role, judging by the curious new look he was sporting while getting coffee with his girlfriend Mia Goth in Los Angeles last Saturday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT At least we hope it's for a new role. PHOTOS: 2 Looks, 1 Star
Obama seeks long Iran nuclear freeze
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 01:29
3 March 2015Last updated at 02:52 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Obama says the US-Israel discord is a distraction from stopping Iran Continue reading the main story Related StoriesNetanyahu speech 'win-win' for IranHigh stakes for Netanyahu speechNetanyahu invitation riles Obama President Barack Obama has said Iran should agree to at least a decade-long freeze on its nuclear activity if a landmark deal is to be finally reached.
Georgia halts execution of state's only female death row inmate
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 00:24
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the injection, the Washington Post reported. Kelly Renee Gissendaner, 46, condemned for the murder of her husband in 1997, would have been the first woman executed by the state in 70 years. Citing the state's Department of Corrections, the Post said that the drugs "appeared cloudy"…
Venezuela gives U.S. 15 days to slash embassy staff
Monday, 02 March 2015 23:24
(CNN)Venezuela has given the U.S. Embassy in Caracas 15 days to downsize its staff from 100 personnel to 17. "With respect to bringing the number of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela to 17, a period of 15 days will be given to decide which staff will stay in our country," said Venezuela's Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez. Venezuela's official news agency AVN (Agencia Venezolana de Noticias) said the U.S. Embassy has been asked to…
5 things to know for your New Day - Tuesday, March 3
Monday, 02 March 2015 23:24
(CNN)Tensions spike before Netanyahu speaks to Congress. Plenty of questions surround L.A. shooting. And ISIS supporters threaten Twitter founder. It's Tuesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day NETANYAHU SPEECH What will he say?: At times, Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama barely seem to tolerate each other. Today's speech by the Israeli Prime Minister probably won't help matters. Netanyahu is expected to spill secret details of…
U.S.-Israeli bond still strong at AIPAC
Monday, 02 March 2015 23:24
Washington (CNN)Though U.S.-Israeli relations are under significant strain given the controversy surrounding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to Congress, the bond seemed as unshaken as ever at the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday. Netanyahu's life in pictures 37 photos
Georgia Execution Postponed Over Cloudy Lethal Drugs
Monday, 02 March 2015 23:24
The execution of the only woman on Georgia's death row was postponed late Monday because of a problem with the lethal-injection drugs. Kelly Gissendaner was waiting to hear if the U.S. Supreme Court would halt her execution when the Georgia Department of Corrections called it off about 11 p.m.
Oil prices rise as global markets firm, dollar comes off highs
Monday, 02 March 2015 23:24
By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude futures rose above $60 a barrel on Tuesday, after a sharp drop in the previous session on record U.S. stocks, as firm Asian markets supported prices. Most Asian stock markets edged up, bolstered by another record day on Wall Street, while a resurgent yen helped knock the U.S. dollar index off an 11-year high, making commodities priced in the greenback cheaper for holders of other currencies.
Asian shares lifted by Wall Street records
Monday, 02 March 2015 23:24
By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar hovered close to an 11-year high against a basket of currencies while Asian shares firmed in early trade on Tuesday, with sentiment bolstered by another record day on Wall Street. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> was nearly flat, while Japan's Nikkei stock average <.N225> was up about 0.4 percent after the yen pushed to three-week lows against the greenback.

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