* U.S. crude stocks fell 4.2 mln barrels last week -EIA (Adds comment, updates prices)
* Apple in talks with electric vehicle charging firms -sources
LAGOS, May 26 A militant group has purportedly claimed a new attack on a Chevron oil facility in Nigeria's restive Delta region, a message on a Twitter feed previously used by the group to take credit for strikes against oil facilities said.
SINGAPORE, May 26 Oil prices inched towards $50 a barrel in early Asian trade on Thursday, after U.S. government figures showed a sharper-than-expected drawdown of crude stocks last week as imports dropped.
BOGOTA, May 25 Colombia's constitutional court on Wednesday struck down a law which requires mining permits be issued exclusively by the national government, a decision which could open the way for provincial and local authorities to restrict mining in their areas.
DETROIT, May 25 A flurry of deals between big automakers and ride hailing and transportation startups is rewriting the playbook in the contest to control the future of personal transportation.
SINGAPORE/LONDON, May 25 The Singapore Exchange (SGX) is in exclusive talks to buy London's Baltic Exchange, which has been at the heart of the global shipping industry for centuries, the two companies said on Wednesday.
TOKYO, May 26 Asian shares look set to extend their recovery from 12-week lows on Thursday after renewed optimism on European banks' prospects and a rise in oil prices to near $50 a barrel helped lift global shares.
MONROVIA, May 25 A grand jury in Liberia on Wednesday indicted government officials, including the speaker of parliament and the head of the ruling party, along with London AIM-listed Sable Mining on charges including bribery.
CALGARY, Alberta, May 25 Suncor Energy Inc is pushing to reach full operations at its oil sands projects in the fire-stricken Canadian province of Alberta before July 1, according to several company employees.