OPEC, allies says production cuts ahead of schedule
VIENNA (AP) ? OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers are near their target of taking 1.8 million barrels of crude a day off global markets less than two months after agreeing to do so in efforts to push up the price of crude, Russia's energy minister said Sunday.
Deadly storms kill 15, trigger tornado threat across U.S. South
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared an emergency for seven counties in the south-central part of the state, warning that dangerous conditions persisted and could reach north to the Atlanta area. The system had also injured 23 people in southern Georgia, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said. Seven of the fatalities occurred at a mobile home park outside Adel, Georgia, near the Florida state line, local media reported.
10,000 protest Romania government plans to pardon prisoners
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? Thousands of people marched through the Romanian capital and other cities Sunday to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight.
Shyamalan's 'Split' rules inauguration weekend with $40.2M
NEW YORK (AP) ? M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller "Split" blew away box-office expectations, earning $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Dee Rees' American odyssey 'Mudbound' captivates Sundance
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) ? Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic "Mudbound." Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn't fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had audiences raving and some already speculating about Oscar chances.
George H.W. Bush improving, wife staying night in hospital
HOUSTON (AP) ? A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush's health continues to improve and doctors are hopeful he can be moved out of intensive care at a Houston hospital in the next day or two.
Gambia's old leader emptied coffers, shipped out luxury cars
Russia set to move closer to decriminalize domestic violence
In Russia, giving one's spouse a slap is nothing extraordinary for many people. This week, the Russian parliament is expected to take a step closer toward decriminalizing it altogether. Battery is a criminal ...
Maduro sacks the head of Venezuela's Central Bank
President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced the firing of Venezuela's Central Bank chief, amid a deep economic crisis worsened by the recent bungled release of bigger denomination banknotes. Speaking on his weekly television program, Maduro announced that Central Bank head Nelson Merentes -- who has been under intense pressure over the banknote debacle -- has handed in his resignation. "I would like to thank Nelson Merentes for all the effort he has made at various battlefronts, but I want us to initiate a new stage in the development of the Central Bank of Venezuela," the left-wing Venezuelan leader declared, announcing that he has tapped economist Ricardo Sanguino to succeed Merentes.
Partial results: Valls, Hamon advance in French primary
Partial results suggest that Manuel Valls, a center-leaning former prime minister who rallied France together after extremist attacks, will confront stalwart Socialist Benoit Hamon in the country's left-wing ...