Friday March 13, 2015
World oil prices sank today after the International Energy Agency warned over the price outlook amid bulging global supplies.
Wednesday March 11, 2015
Politicians in the US state of Utah have voted to bring back execution by firing squad if lethal injections are unavailable, which would make it the only state in the country to permit the practice.
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Brent crude oil rose above $59 a barrel today after data showed Chinese factories were producing more than expected and Saudi Arabia's oil minister said oil demand was growing.
Saturday January 31, 2015
The US state of Ohio is postponing the execution of seven death row inmates following several botched lethal injection killings across the country last year.
Friday January 23, 2015
Brent crude has risen on uncertainty over Saudi oil output following the death of King Abdullah.
Friday January 02, 2015
Brent crude pared early gains to trade near $57 a barrel today, as a glut of oil that has halved prices since June overshadowed investors repositioning at the start of the year for an eventual recovery.
Wednesday December 31, 2014
The governor of Maryland commuted the sentences for the US state's four remaining death row inmates, a year-and-a-half after capital punishment was abolished there.
Friday November 14, 2014
Some time next year, Ireland's 2.2 million addresses will be assigned their own seven-digit post code.
Monday October 06, 2014
The US Supreme Court has declined to take up the contentious issue of gay marriage, a surprise move that will allow gay men and women to marry in five states where same-sex weddings were previously banned.
Tuesday August 26, 2014
The United States is to conduct surveillance flights over Syria but no decision has been taken to attack Islamic militants there.