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Brent crude edged up to near $111 a barrel this morning as rising tensions in Syria raised the prospect of more military action in the Middle East.

Brent crude edged up to near $111 a barrel this morning as rising tensions over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria raised the prospect of mo(...)

Oil’s support from geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Africa has eased.

Brent crude held above $109 a barrel today as upbeat data from China kindled hopes for better demand from the world’s second largest oil consumer, but(...)

Oil prices rose today as concerns over unrest in Egypt pushed the price per barrel towards $111.

Brent crude prices climbed towards $111 per barrel today, extending gains from the previous session on a drop in US oil inventories and worries over s(...)

Concerns over supply disruptions in Opec members Libya and Iraq supported prices. Photograph: Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg

Brent crude slipped towards $109 per barrel today as investors fretted that the US Federal Reserve could start curbing its commodity-friendly stimulus(...)

Oil prices fell today on worries over a looming Chinese economic slowdown and decades-high oil output in the United States but stayed just above $107 (...)

Brent crude held steady below $108 a barrel this morning, after pulling back from a three-month peak. Photo: Bloomberg

Brent crude held steady below $108 a barrel this morning, after pulling back from a three-month peak the session before as the prospect of more supply(...)

Supporters of president-elect Nicolas Maduro celebrate in Caracas late last night.  Photograph: Meridith Kohut/The New York Times

The White House said today that auditing Venezuela's close election that was narrowly won by Nicholas Maduro, the late socialist leader Hugo Ch(...)

Approximately 75 per cent of the Irish wholesale electricity demand was met by gas or coal powered plants, according to the Bord Gáis energy index published today. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien/The Irish Times

The Bord Gáis energy index, which measures wholesale energy prices, rose 11 per cent last month as unseasonably high demand coupled with gas su(...)

Henrique Capriles, Venezuela's opposition leader and governor of Miranda state, addresses the media in Caracas yesterday. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters.

Venezuelean presidential candidates Nicolas Maduro and Henrique Capriles have begun the election race with scathing personal attacks even as mo(...)

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