Oil prices advanced on Monday as ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC kept markets relatively tight, but international benchmark Brent remained below $70 per barrel on concerns over an ongoing trade war between the United States and China.
A magnitude 8 earthquake killed one person, destroyed dozens of homes and disrupted some oil operations as it rocked Peru early on Sunday, authorities said.
Rescue workers on Sunday searched for survivors in the rubble left by a tornado that devastated parts of a small community near Oklahoma City, leaving two dead, more than two dozen injured and hundreds homeless, officials said.
Peruvian authorities were scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead.
South Africa's long-delayed carbon tax has been enshrined in law, the treasury said on Sunday, as one of the continent's worst polluters transitions to lower emissions in its efforts to meet agreements on global climate change.
A tornado devastated a small community near Oklahoma City late on Saturday, killing at least two people and injuring several more, officials said, as a succession of violent storms kept pounding the Central Plains states.
Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious program to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic's commercial potential.
Democratic presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Saturday called for revamping the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rules governing how refineries use ethanol in gasoline products, a proposal aimed at the politically critical state of Iowa.