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2008-06-22 09:00:02

By SEBASTIAN ABBOT By Sebastian Abbot The Associated Press JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia The U.S. energy secretary said Saturday that insufficient oil production, not financial speculation, was driving soaring crude prices. Secretary Samuel Bodman's comments on the eve of an energy summit in the Saudi port city of Jiddah set the stage for a showdown between the United States and conference host Saudi Arabia, which has largely blamed speculation in the oil markets for record prices. The...

2008-06-18 00:00:26

By The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman. The U.N. secretary-general met with Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in the port city of Jiddah during a one-day trip to the world's largest oil producer. Farhan Haq, a spokesman who is traveling with Ban, said in an e- mail that the U.N. chief said al-Naimi told him...

2008-06-17 03:00:35

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia plans to increase oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Mr. Ban's spokesman. The U.N. secretary-general met with Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in the port city of Jiddah during a one-day trip to the world's largest oil producer. Farhan Haq, a spokesman who is traveling with Mr. Ban, reported in an e-mail that Mr. al-Naimi said Saudi Arabia would increase oil...

2008-06-17 00:00:10

By The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels per day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman. The U.N. secretary-general met with Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in the port city of Jiddah during a one-day trip to the world's largest oil producer. Farhan Haq, a spokesman who is traveling with Ban, said in an e- mail that the U.N. chief said al-Naimi...

2008-06-16 18:00:33

SAUDI Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told UN chief Ban Ki-moon yesterday. The UN secretary-general met Alial-Naimi in the port city of Jiddah during a one-day trip to the world's largest oil producer. Farhan Haq, a spokesman who is travelling with Ban, revealed the UN chief said al-Naimi told him Saudi Arabia would increase oil production by 200,000 barrels a day from June to July. In May, the kingdom increased...

2008-06-16 09:00:19

The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia plans to increase its oil production by 200,000 barrels a day next month, the kingdom's oil minister told U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Sunday, according to Ban's spokesman. The U.N. secretary-general met with Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi in the port city of Jiddah during a one-day trip to the world's largest oil producer. Farhan Haq, a spokesman who is traveling with Ban, said in an e- mail that the U.N. chief said al-Naimi told him...

2008-06-14 00:00:27

Saudi officials have advised oil traders and analysts they plan to increase output by 500,000 barrels a day next month, The New York Times reported Friday. Saudi Arabia's current output is 9.45 million barrels a day, up 300,000 barrels from last month. The proposed increase would bring output to 10 million barrels, the highest ever for the world's largest oil exporter. While King Abdullah snubbed President George W. Bush when the Bush asked for an output increase during two meetings this...

2006-09-05 22:57:20

By Chisa Fujioka and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko gave birth on Wednesday to a baby boy, the first imperial male heir to be born in more than four decades and the answer to the prayers of conservatives keen to keep women off the ancient throne. The birth will scuttle for now a plan to let women ascend the throne, an idea opposed by traditionalists eager to preserve a practice they say stretches back more than 2,000 years. That would disappoint many ordinary...

2006-09-05 20:55:49

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko gave birth on Wednesday to a baby boy -- the first male heir to be born into the ancient imperial family in more than four decades. The birth of a boy, third in line to the throne after his uncle and father, will scuttle a plan to let women ascend the throne -- an idea opposed by conservatives eager to preserve a tradition they say stretches back more than 2,000 years. TV programs flashed the news that a male heir had been born,...

2006-09-05 19:15:12

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Princess Kiko gave birth on Wednesday to a baby boy -- the first male heir to be born into the ancient imperial family in more than four decades, the Imperial Household Agency said on Wednesday. The birth of a boy, who will be third in line after his uncle and his father, is likely to dampen debate on letting women inherit the throne -- an idea opposed by conservatives eager to preserve a tradition they say stretches back more than 2,000...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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