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  • In a multi-pronged arrangement between two long-time enemies, the United States and Iran agreed on a prisoner swap on the same day their historic nuclear deal was fully implemented, which cleared the way for the lifting of sanctions on Tehran. Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, called for new sanctions against Iran and cited an exclusive...

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when the U.N. nuclear watchdog ruled the Islamic Republic had curbed its nuclear programme under a deal with world powers, clearing the way for the lifting of crippling sanctions against Tehran. In another sign of the easing of tensions between the West and Iran, Tehran and Washington...

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Saturday confirmed that Iran has curtailed its nuclear program as agreed with world powers, paving the way for the almost immediate lifting of crippling sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Earlier on Saturday, Iran and the United States eased decades of tension with the announcement of a prisoner swap.

  • VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran and the United States eased decades of tension on Saturday with the announcement of a prisoner deal as world powers prepared to lift crippling sanctions against Tehran in return for the curbing of the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. In an unusual move, President Barack Obama pardoned three Iranian-Americans charged for...

  • DUBAI/ PARIS, Jan 16- Iran plans to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Airbus said it was not engaging in commercial talks with Iran until sanctions had been lifted. Sanctions were expected to be lifted in the wake...

  • *Iran releases 5 Americans, US to free 7 Iranians. *Iran says it will swiftly boost oil exports. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16-- Iran freed five Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday as the two countries staged a series of goodwill gestures ahead of the expected announcement of the lifting of international sanctions against Tehran under a nuclear deal.

  • DUBAI, Jan 16- Iran has agreed to buy 114 civil aircraft from European aircraft maker Airbus, the transport minister was quoted as saying on Saturday, ahead of the anticipated lifting of international sanctions on Iran. Airbus said it was not engaging in commercial talks with Iran until sanctions had been lifted. Sanctions were expected to be lifted later on...

  • *Iran says it will swiftly boost oil exports. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16-- Iran freed four Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday in a prisoner swap, as diplomats gathered to announce the lifting of international sanctions and bring the country of 80 million people back to the global economic stage. It is also a turning point in the hostility between...

  • VIENNA, Jan 16-- International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to scale back its nuclear program, Iran's foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Vienna, headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. body expected to issue...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- World oil prices slumped more than 6 percent to below $29 a barrel on Friday, as a further fall in the Chinese stock market and the prospect of an imminent rise in Iran's crude exports deepened fears of a longer supply glut. The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected later on Friday in Vienna to issue its report on Iran's compliance with an...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 15- Oil prices slumped more than 5 percent to below $30 a barrel on Friday, as a further fall in the Chinese stock market and the prospect of an imminent rise in Iran's crude exports deepened fears of a longer supply glut. The International Atomic Energy Agency is expected later on Friday in Vienna to issue its report on Iran's compliance with an...

  • *Iran sanctions could be lifted within days. *OPEC crude basket drops to $25 per barrel. The International Atomic Energy Agency could issue its report on Iran's compliance with an agreement to curb its nuclear program during a Friday meeting in Vienna, potentially triggering the lifting of Western sanctions.

  • *Iran sanctions could be lifted within days. *Goldman holds H1 2016 forecast for U.S. crude at $40. The International Atomic Energy Agency could issue its report on Iran's compliance with an agreement to curb its nuclear programme during a Friday meeting in Vienna, potentially triggering the lifting of Western sanctions.

  • *Iran sanctions could be lifted within days. *U.S. crude hits fresh 12- year low of $29.61. The International Atomic Energy Agency could issue its report on Iran's compliance with an agreement to curb its nuclear programme during a Friday meeting in Vienna, potentially triggering the lifting of Western sanctions.

  • *Beijing deactivates circuit breaker, China shares rise. Beijing deactivated a circuit breaker mechanism that was blamed for aggravating equity market crashes earlier this week. Oil prices plunged to 12- year lows on Thursday after leading energy consumer China allowed its yuan currency to slip, sending stock markets tumbling globally.

  • LONDON, Jan 5- The collapse in relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran after the Saudi execution of a Shi'ite cleric puts an end to speculation that OPEC could somehow agree production curbs to lift the price of oil anytime soon. A Reuters survey of OPEC production showed on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia ended 2015 with its output at full tilt, with no sign of cutting...

  • MUNICH, Jan 1- Germany received a tip hours before midnight that named militants from Iraq and Syria were planning attacks in Munich but police have been unable to find the suspects and are not even sure if they exist or are in the country, the Munich police chief said on Friday. We can't say if they are in Munich or in fact in Germany, "Andrae said. We have no information...

  • BERLIN, Jan 1- Germany shut down two train stations in Munich about an hour before midnight on Thursday following a tip from the intelligence service of a friendly country that the Islamic State militant group was planning a suicide bomb attack. But a Munich police spokesman said on Friday: "The situation has not eased and the terror alert remains."

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 31- Oil prices rose on Thursday but fell as much as 35 percent for the year after a race to pump by Middle East crude producers and U.S. shale oil drillers created an unprecedented global glut that may take through 2016 to clear. But for 2015, both benchmarks fell double-digits for a second straight year as Saudi Arabia and other members of the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 31- Oil prices steadied on Thursday but were still headed for a second year of steep declines after a race to pump by Middle East crude producers and U.S. shale oil drillers created an unprecedented global glut that may take through 2016 to clear. Global oil benchmark Brent and U.S. crude's West Texas Intermediate futures were on track finish...