Oil prices dipped slightly on Tuesday but remained near a 2015 peak reached last week as expectations of another rise in U.S. stockpiles and near-record-high Saudi Arabian output were balanced by rising tension in the Middle East. Crude prices have climbed around 18 percent since the start of April due to mounting concern over conflict in Yemen, with the U.S. navy saying on Monday it had sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into waters near the country. U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski said on Monday she would introduce legislation this year to allow U.S. crude exports, saying the Obama administration should not dare lift sanctions on Iran before scrapping the U.S. crude export ban.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have been busy trying to agitate the Minnesota Wild into costly mistakes.
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Italian police have arrested two suspected people traffickers among the survivors of the migrant boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, as the UN said 800 people were killed in the Mediterranean’s worst migrant disaster. They said they had detained a Tunisian man believed to be the captain of the vessel and a Syrian allegedly a member of the ship's crew, taken from a group of 27 haggard survivors who arrived in the Sicilian port of Catania on Monday evening. Under-fire EU ministers meanwhile agreed on a 10-point plan to double the resources available to the current EU border surveillance mission Triton, as the UN's refugee agency and the International Organization for Migration recounted what those onboard had witnessed. "We can say that 800 are dead," said Carlotta Sami, spokeswoman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Italy on Tuesday, citing the survivors' accounts of the deadly crossing.