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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices climbed more than 2 percent on Friday after an outage at Saudi Arabia’s offshore oilfield boosted investor expectations for tightening supply.
The international Brent crude benchmark rose $1.51, or 2.3 percent, to $66.08 a barrel, the highest since November 2018, by 12:34 p.m.
TORONTO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Sidewalk Labs unit is proposing it get a share of property taxes, development fees, and the rising value of Toronto city land as part of a deal to build a smart city, according to the company’s slide presentation made public on Friday.
ARE, Sweden (Reuters) - Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen produced a scintillating second run to snatch gold in the giant slalom at the Alpine skiing world championships on Friday.
The 24-year-old trailed favorites Alexis Pinturault and Marcel Hirscher after the first run but carved his way down the rutted course in spectacular style to win by 0.20 seconds.
(Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep came back from 4-1 down in the deciding set to beat Elina Svitolina 6-3 3-6 6-4 in the Qatar Open semi-final on Friday, marking her first victory over the Ukrainian in nearly two years.
TUNIS (Reuters) - Fourteen Tunisian workers were kidnapped as they traveled to work at an oil refinery in western Libya, a human rights activist said on Friday.
They were abducted by members of a Libyan tribe demanding the release of a relative who is imprisoned in Tunisia on drug charges, Mustafa Abdel Kebir, president of the Tunisian Observatory for Human Rights, said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will become the first members of the royal family to make an official visit to Communist-run Cuba in March, in a trip intended to underscore a growing bilateral relationship.