Money

Oil ETFs Brush Off OPEC Output Promises

OPEC renewed an agreement with a dozen other crude-oil producers to withhold supplies into March 2018 in an attempt to raise prices despite increasing output from USA shale o..., [Full Article...]

Culture

Lionel Messi loses 21-month prison sentence appeal in tax fraud case

Lionel Messi loses 21-month prison sentence appeal in tax fraud case Neither are likely to see a day behind bars, however: under Spanish law, non-violent first offenders avoid prison time for sentences of less than 2 years, going under probation instead. Jorge, Messi's father, however, blamed their tax advisers. The Supreme Court's ruling brings an end to a case which began in 2013. Messi's appeal against the ver... [Full Article...]

Sci-tech

Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales The ubiquity of mobile has dramatically changed the game in the ads world over the past few years. In an early test, fast food chain Wendy's was able to see that just under a million people ended up buying food at their restaurants after viewing Wendy's ads in a Google search. [Full Article...]

Sport

Francesco Totti: 'Genoa game will be my last in a Roma shirt'

Francesco Totti: 'Genoa game will be my last in a Roma shirt' Napoli visit mid-table Sampdoria on Sunday. Monchi, Roma's newly-appointed sporting director, revealed earlier this month that Totti would retire at the end of this season, but the player has waited until after the penultimate weekend to confirm his decision. [Full Article...]

World Media

The House Intel Committee Is Planning to Subpoena Mike Flynn

The House Intelligence Committee subpoenas would be the first by the House panel targeting Flynn, who faces potential criminal charges for a number of actions, including failure to register as a foreign agent and failure to seek Pentagon permission to receive money for a Moscow speaking engagement. [Full Article...]

Health Care

Jakarta's Christian governor withdraws appeal against blasphemy conviction

Jakarta's Christian governor withdraws appeal against blasphemy conviction At a news conference on Tuesday, Purnama's tearful wife, Veronica Tan , read out a letter in which the former governor thanked supporters and those who were praying for him, or sending flowers, letters and books. His objective for the withdrawal is to prevent protests from escalating and to give way to the prosecutors' appeal against the sent... [Full Article...]