OPEC agrees to limit oil output at 32.5 million barrels per day

Participants attend the end session of the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF15) in AlgiersALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC agreed on Wednesday to reduce its oil output to 32.5 million bpd from the current production levels of around 33.24 million bpd, two OPEC sources told Reuters.



Testimony: GOP staff wanted Democrats off bridge authority

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former bridge authority official testifying in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial said Wednesday that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's staff asked him to produce a list of authority employees so the Democrats could be purged.
Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

Medics inspect the damage outside a field hospital after an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Maadi neighbourhood of AleppoBy Ellen Francis and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked two hospitals out of service in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo on Wednesday and ground forces intensified an assault in a battle which the United Nations said had turned the city into a slaughterhouse. Two patients died in one of the hospitals and other shelling killed six residents queueing for bread under a siege that has trapped 250,000 people with food running out. "The warplane flew over us and directly started dropping its missiles ... at around 4 a.m.," Mohammad Abu Rajab, a radiologist at the M10 hospital, the largest trauma hospital in the city's rebel-held sector, told Reuters.



Seeking maximum lift from debate, Clinton courts millennials

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to parlay her widely praised debate performance into stronger support from women, young Americans and other critical voter groups, while Donald Trump kept focus on the die-hard backers who have thronged his rallies this year.



Kerry says TPP rejection would hurt US national security

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in New York. Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. The State Department says Kerry issued the ultimatum in a Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, telephone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry urged Congress on Wednesday to adopt a landmark 12-nation Asia-Pacific trade deal, arguing that rejection would badly damage U.S. credibility and national security.





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