from Reuters Select:

Reuters Select: Flint’s missing link

April 18, 2016

Courting trouble

If the Supreme Court rules along its traditional party lines, President Obama’s controversial immigration plan turns to dust. A 4-4 deadlock will essentially uphold lower court rulings in which 26 states argued the White House’s executive order was unconstitutional, making all the protests, Rose Garden statements and campaign trail bluster meaningless.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Let’s Work Together

April 18, 2016

No one can say they weren't warned here. After a pretty muddled message from the likes of the head of Rosneft, Saudi officials and others, the fact that Iran didn't even send an emissary to the OPEC meeting in Doha, Qatar over the weekend, probably should have sealed the deal on the expectations there would be no agreement among oil producers to limit production.

from Reuters News Now:

Monday Morning Briefing: No deal in Doha

April 18, 2016

So that big oil production deal that was supposed to freeze output among OPEC nations as well as Venezuela and Russia? It flopped, because Saudi Arabia and Iran couldn't come to terms. Consequently, oil prices are down 3 percent this morning.

from Breakingviews:

Time for banks to go cold turkey on sovereign fix

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from FaithWorld:

Islam not compatible with German constitution, says far-right AfD party

April 18, 2016

Beatrix von Storch, deputy spokeswoman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, attends the party congress in Hannover, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

(Beatrix von Storch, deputy spokeswoman of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, attends the party congress in Hannover, November 28, 2015. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt)

from FaithWorld:

Pope Francis says it’s crazy to see his meeting with Bernie Sanders as political

April 18, 2016

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte/Pool

(Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte)

from Breakingviews:

Dixon: Vote to quit EU could tip UK into recession

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.

from FaithWorld:

Pope Francis returns to Vatican with 12 Muslim refugees after visit to Lesbos

April 18, 2016

Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte/Pool

(Pope Francis welcomes a group of Syrian refugees after landing at Ciampino airport in Rome following a visit at the Moria refugee camp in the Greek island of Lesbos, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/ Filippo Monteforte)

from Breakingviews:

OPEC freeze failure could hasten oil’s recovery

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Vote to quit EU could tip UK into recession

April 18, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist.  The opinions expressed are his own.