Total boosts North Sea business with $7.5 billion Maersk Oil deal

Paris - Total is buying Maersk’s oil and gas business in a $7.45 billion (5.79 billion pounds) deal which the French energy major said would strengthen its operations in the North Sea and boost earnings and cash flow.


Finnish police request detention of 5 suspects arrested over knife attack

Helsinki - The main suspect, 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker Abderrahman Mechkah, is being investigated for two cases of murder with terrorist intent and eight attempted murders with terrorist intent, the police said on Monday.


Rising cracking margins bode well for refiners

Seoul - The benchmark Singapore complex gross refining margin (GRM) hovers around US$8 per barrel this month, up from $7.4 in July, $6 in May and $5.8 in March, according to the sources.


Barcelona van attack suspect may have crossed into France

Barcelona - Police say believe 12 suspects were involved. Probe looks at links between Imam, youths.


Islamic state claims responsibility for Russia stabbing attack

Moscow - Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement.

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