Last updated: May 24, 2018
News
Oil Leader is constantly updated to bring you the top news stories from around the world.

Hyperloop could whisk skiers from slopes to downtown Denver, sketch shows

Virgin Hyperloop One, one of the companies developing high-speed transportation that would zip people and cargo in low-pressure tubes at about 200 mph, released sketches Wednesday of a passenger terminal near

'SPYGATE': Trump rages on Twitter about the 'Criminal Deep State'

President Trump on Wednesday continued to spread the conspiratorial — and completely unproven — claim that a “spy” was “placed” inside his presidential campaign by the Obama administration and its

In Bitter Exchange, Pompeo Defends His Concerns for Diplomats’ Security

In his first Capitol Hill hearing since becoming secretary of state, Mike Pompeo and a top Democrat shouted at each other over his 2015 criticism of Hillary Clinton. NYT >

ACLU Fighting To Release Gay Man In ICE Detention Since January

The American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to end the monthslong detention Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Kenyan aide Walter Mong’are ‘criticises’ millennials

A presidential aide in Kenya criticises young people “who sit at home and expect jobs”. BBC News – Africa

Ex-Trump Adviser Calls President's Claims That Informant Spied On Campaign 'Embarrassing'

A former adviser to President Donald Trump on Monday fired back at the Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM

The president names political novice Giuseppe Conte as prime minister in a bid to end 11 weeks of deadlock. BBC News – Europe

Wall St. ends up as Fed seen keeping gradual approach to rate hikes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended with small gains on Wednesday after minutes from the Federal Reserve’s latest meeting suggested higher inflation may not result in faster interest rate

North Korea, Stacey Abrams, Philip Roth: Your Wednesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. NYT > Home Page

Burundi Voters Back Constitution Extending Presidential Term

The new rules pave the way for Pierre Nkurunziza, the country’s longest-serving president, to potentially stay in power until 2034. NYT > Africa

Lecturer asked Nigerian student to trade sex for better grades

When Monica Osagie got low marks in a course for her master’s degree, she says the professor gave her two options: Sleep with him, or fail the class. CNN.com –

GOP Lawmakers Will Soon Be Allowed To Review Classified Info On Russia Investigation

Top Republican lawmakers will be allowed to review classified information Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Tuesday's elections reward military veterans, bring Stacey Abrams closer to making history

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams's primary victory brings her one step closer to becoming the nation’s first female African American governor if she wins in November.           GANNETT

Mark van Dongen acid attack: Berlinah Wallace jailed

Jealous Berlinah Wallace wanted to “burn, disfigure and disable” her ex-partner Mark van Dongen. BBC News – Home

Trade and growth fears prompt dash for safe havens

LONDON (Reuters) – Investors sold equities on Wednesday and raced to buy Japanese yen and government bonds from the United States and Germany on fears that setbacks to U.S-China trade

The Interpreter: Deep in the Desert, Iran Quietly Advances Missile Technology

Iran’s long-range missile program was thought to be dormant, but researchers see evidence that it may have resumed. NYT > Middle East

Nicolás Maduro Expels Top U.S. Diplomats from Venezuela

The newly re-elected president accused the American envoys of conspiring against his government and gave them 48 hours to leave. NYT > Americas

Ocean, jungle explosions new risks from Hawaii eruption

HONOLULU (Reuters) – Lava from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano is exploding as it pours into the ocean, shooting rock fragments that are a danger to boaters. Inland, where molten rock

Italy election: Populist PM candidate Conte faces CV scrutiny

Giuseppe Conte, 54, is accused of embellishing his academic record on his official CV. BBC News – Europe

Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There?

France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader. NYT > Europe

Italy election: Populist PM candidate Conte faces CV scrutiny

Giuseppe Conte, 54, is accused of embellishing his academic record on his official CV. BBC News – Europe

Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There?

France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader. NYT > Europe

Americas News

Russia News

Asia and Oceania News

Europe News

Middle East and North Africa News

Africa News

Pages

Video News

Recent Posts

Have You Read?

Video News

Archives