OPEC+ oil boost likely not much help to high gasoline prices
The OPEC oil cartel and allied producing nations have decided to boost production of crude by an amount that will likely do little to relieve high gasoline prices at the pump and energy-fueled inflation plaguing the global economy.
China's Xi visits changed Hong Kong for handover anniversary
Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the British handover of a city that his rule has transformed from a global hub known for its political freedoms to one that is much more tightly controlled by the Communist Party.
UN envoy warns Congo's M23 rebels are acting like an army
The U.N. special envoy for Congo is warning that the M23 rebel group has increasingly acted as a conventional army during escalating military action in the country’s volatile east and could threaten the U.N. peacekeeping force charged with protecting civilians.
Higher fuel prices spark social unrest in South America
Dozens of trucks were blocked from entering Buenos Aires as part of growing demonstrations against diesel shortages in the latest example of growing fuel protests in South America amid higher international prices as a result of Russia’s war in Ukraine.