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Iran downplays chances of oil deal, UAE keen on freeze
By Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal ALGIERS (Reuters) - Iran downplayed on Monday the chances of OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers clinching an output-restraint deal in Algeria this week even though several other members of the group said they still hoped for steps to tackle a price-eroding glut of crude. Oil prices have more than halved from 2014 levels due to oversupply, prompting OPEC producers and rival Russia to seek a market rebalancing that would boost revenues from oil exports and help their crippled budgets. The predominant idea since early 2016 among producers has been to agree to freeze output levels, although market watchers have said such a move would fail to reduce unwanted barrels.
Iran releases Canadian-Iranian professor held since June
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) ? A Canadian-Iranian retired professor was released from prison on "humanitarian grounds" and flown out of Iran on Monday, Iran's state-run news agency said, ending her months of detention alongside other dual nationals swept up by hard-liners in the security services.
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Kremlin says worried that terrorists regrouping in SyriaThe Kremlin said on Monday it was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where it said terrorists were using a ceasefire to regroup and wage offensives against government troops. "The Kremlin views the situation as extremely complicated," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters. "We are chiefly concerned that ... terrorists are using a ceasefire to regroup their forces, to replenish their arsenals, for obvious preparations for waging offensives." The ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Washington broke down last week.
Hundreds of Romanian couples cash in on lasting loveBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? A district of the Romanian capital on Monday celebrated hundreds of couples who have been married for at least half a century by handing out cash awards and inviting them to a joint lunch.
Just 30 doctors struggle to treat wounded in eastern AleppoBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Only 30 doctors remain in rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where they are in dire need of medical and surgical supplies to treat hundreds of wounded people among a trapped population of 300,000, Syrian doctors said on Monday. At least 40 wounded people in the eight still-functioning hospitals - some of them makeshift centers hidden underground for fear of air strikes and shelling - require medical evacuation, they said. Dozens of air strikes hit rebel-held areas of the northern Syrian city overnight, a monitoring organization and a civil defense worker said, continuing a fierce air campaign by Syrian government and allied forces since a ceasefire broke down almost a week ago.
Maine governor's drug arrests 'binder' is releasedAUGUSTA, Maine (AP) ? Maine Gov. Paul LePage has released documents he said he used for the basis of his assertion that blacks and Hispanics account for "90-plus percent" of heroin trafficking arrests in his state.
Europe bank head calls markets 'resilient' after Brexit voteFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) ? The president of the European Central Bank says both markets and the economy have been "resilient" in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.