John McCain, (R-Az.), is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate Chamber to begin a special session to extend surveillance programs, in Washington, Sunday, May 31, 2015. Senate Republicans say they've been unable to make a deal to extend contested anti-terror provisions. As a result, the post-Sept. 11 programs will expire at midnight.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
The former ruling National Democratic Party's headquarters, which was looted and burned during the January 25th uprising in 2011, is demolished by authorities, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, May 31, 2015.
In this photo provided by CBS News, Bob Schieffer interviews former Florida Gov.Jeb Bush in Nashville, Tenn. on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Jeb Bush said Saturday that Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is "wrong" on his efforts to end post-Sept. 11 surveillance laws used against suspected spies and terrorists. Bush, a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2016, called for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act enacted under the presidency of his brother George W. Bush. The interview will air on the May 31, 2015 edition of “Face the Nation” (Rob Hendin/CBS News via AP) NO SALES, NO ARCHIVING
Refugees who fled Burundi's violence and political tension arrive in Kigoma, Tanzania, rafter making the journey on Lake Tanganyika. More than 90,000 have fled Burundi because they are afraid of getting caught in the violence which many have witnessed before.
* Supply rises by 60,000 bpd to 31.22 million bpd
* Iraq's exports stay above 3 million bpd, near record
* Saudi Arabia keeps output above 10 mln bpd, near record
* OPEC meets on June 5, unlikely to alter output target
By Alex Lawler
LONDON, May 31 (Reuters) - OPEC oil supply in May climbed further to its highest in more than two years as increasing Angolan exports and record or near-record output fromSaudi Arabia and Iraq outweighed outages in smaller producers, a Reuters survey showed.
The boost from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries puts output further above its target of 30 million barrels per day (bpd), underlining the focus of top exporterSaudi Arabia and other key members on market share.
OPEC supply rose in May to 31.22 million bpd from a revised 31.16 million bpd in April, according to the survey, based on shipping data and information from sources at oil companies, OPEC and consultants.
The group meets on Friday and is not expected to alter policy as oil has risen to $65 a barrel from a low close to $45 in January and there are signs of slowing growth in the higher-cost supplies that have been eroding OPEC's market share.
"Anything but a renewed confirmation of the production target at the forthcoming OPEC meeting would be a major surprise," Commerzbank analyst Carsten Fritsch said.
"The rapid rise in U.S. crude oil production has been stopped and the oil price has recovered considerably."
If the total remains unrevised, May's supply would be OPEC's highest since it pumped 31.53 million bpd in August 2012, based on Reuters surveys.
The biggest increase came from Angola, which exported 58 cargoes in May, more than originally planned in April, according to loading schedules.
Top exporter Saudi Arabia has not reduced output from April's record high of 10.30 million bpd, sources in the survey said, as it meets higher demand from export customers and in domestic power plants.
Of the countries with lower output, Libya posted a decline as more supply was disrupted by unrest, and production in Nigeria slipped because of pipeline leaks that prompted Royal Dutch Shell's local venture to declare force majeure on exports from the Forcados stream.
Iraqi exports, which have helped push OPEC output higher this year, look set to have fallen slightly short of April's record level, according to this survey.
Although Iraq increased its northern exports further following a deal between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government, flows declined from the south, which produces the bulk of Iraq's oil.
Further increases are expected in later months, said a source familiar with Iraq's exports.
"We should do better in the second part of the year to close the gap between planned and the current figures," he said.
For a table on OPEC output, click on (Reporting by Alex Lawler; Editing by Dale Hudson)
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, addresses a gathering of Indonesian immigrants at the Reformed Church of Highland Park in Highland Park, N.J. More than 130 suspected Nazi war criminals, SS guards and others who may have participated in the Third Reich's atrocities during World War II collected $20.2 million in retirement benefits, according to the Social Security Administration's inspector general. Maloney, a New York Democrat, requested the inspector general look into the scope of the payments following an investigation by The Associated Press. "This report is another reminder that we must never forget the atrocities committed by the Nazis," Maloney said Saturday, May 30, 2015, in an emailed statement.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Rescue workers work at the scene of an explosion in Maiduguri, Nigeria, Saturday, May 30, 2015. A bomb exploded Saturday afternoon near Maiduguri's main market, after the city was attacked before dawn by Islamic extremists using rocket-propelled grenades, that killed at least 13 people, according to reports from local residents.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Activists have set up wooden crosses during a protest called "Red Card for FIFA. No World Cup in Qatar without Workers rights!" that was organized by the Swiss trade union UNIA in front of the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. The demonstrators ask FIFA to improve conditions for workers at the stadium's construction sites. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Uber drivers and their supporters protest in front of the offices of the Taxi and Limousine Commission in New York, Thursday, May 28, 2015. Uber and Lyft are pushing back against a New York City effort to regulate app-based car services. The proposal before the Taxi and Limousine Commission would require car services that riders can summon with their phones to comply with many of the rules that govern the yellow cabs they compete with.
House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., sits for a portrait in his Capitol Hill office. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, federal prosecutors indicted Hastert, 73, on bank-related charges.