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  • JERUSALEM/ PARIS, June 8- Orange's CEO Stephane Richard has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Israel as he tries to end a diplomatic row sparked by his remarks about ending a licensing deal there. Israel protested to France after Richard said last week the 25 percent state-owned group planned to terminate an arrangement...

  • JERUSALEM, June 7- Orange's CEO Stephane Richard should come to Israel to explain his "hostile" remarks about ending the telecom company's licensing deal in the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted as saying on Sunday. Israel protested to France after Richard said last week the 25 percent state-owned group planned to terminate an arrangement...

  • *Netanyahu fires Communication Ministry director-general. JERUSALEM/ TEL AVIV, May 20- Concerns about Israel's commitment to competition in the telecoms sector have grown after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dismissed the director-general of communications and took over the ministry himself. The prime minister named Mymon Shmila, a senior official...

  • *Graphic on UK election results/polls: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/15/UK-election/index. html. Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives won an outright parliamentary majority in a major upset that came after months of polls, including nearly a dozen on election day itself, showed them neck-and-neck with the main opposition Labor Party.

  • *Nepal yet to recover from last month's disaster. CHAUTARA, Nepal, May 12- A second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings weakened by the first disaster and killing at least 66 people, including 17 in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet. The new 7.3 magnitude quake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • *New quake causes panic across Nepal. SANGACHOWK, Nepal, May 12- A 7.3 magnitude earthquake killed at least 41 people and spread panic in Nepal on Tuesday, bringing down buildings already weakened by a devastating tremor less than three weeks ago and unleashing landslides in Himalayan valleys near Mount Everest. The new earthquake was centred 76 km east of the...

  • JERUSALEM, May 8- Benjamin Netanyahu's formation of one of the most right-wing government in Israel's history has fuelled concerns in Europe and the United States about further settlement building and dimming prospects for peace. Since entering parliament in 2013, she has backed a number of controversial bills, including one that would enshrine Israel as...

  • JERUSALEM, May 6- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a deal on Wednesday to form a new right-wing government comprising five parties that will hold a one-seat majority in Israel's 120- seat parliament. The measure proposes taxing any such income unless Israel's defense minister and a parliamentary committee on security affairs say otherwise.

  • *Analysts see deals costing 8- 12 billion shekels. JERUSALEM, May 4- Israel's budget deficit is set to widen sharply in 2016 as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu races to put together a governing coalition by this week's deadline, including promises of increased spending for critical allies. Alex Zabezhinsky, chief economist at brokerage Meitav Dash, estimated...

  • BEIRUT/ JERUSALEM, April 3- Iran's president said on Friday that a framework for a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world, after Iranians greeted the announcement of the accord with celebrations in the streets. The tentative agreement, struck on Thursday after eight days of talks between Iran and six world powers in...

  • BEIRUT/ JERUSALEM, April 3- Iran's president said on Friday that a framework for a nuclear deal was just the first step toward building a new relationship with the world, after his countrymen greeted the announcement of the accord with celebrations in the streets. The tentative agreement, struck on Thursday after eight days of talks in Lausanne, Switzerland,...

  • JERUSALEM, April 3- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said that any final agreement between Iran and world powers must insist that Iran commit to recognising Israel's right to exist. The Israeli leader spoke after meeting with his security cabinet, which he said was "united in opposition to the proposed deal" between the parties announced on...

  • *Nothing is signed until everything is signed- France. The tentative agreement, struck on Thursday after eight days of talks in Switzerland, clears the way for negotiations on a settlement aimed at allaying Western fears that Iran was seeking to build an atomic bomb and in return lift economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic. It marks the most significant step...

  • Iran talks: Is Obama being 'too soft'? Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Iran talks: Is Obama being 'too soft'?

    Howard Shore, executive chairman at Shore Capital, says he fears that there will be too much of a compromise, and that President Barack Obama is being "too soft" on Iran.

  • Iran deal: Congress eyes Netanyahu Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Iran deal: Congress eyes Netanyahu

    Ben White, chief economic correspondent at Politico, discusses a possible Iran nuclear deal, and talks about the possibility of sanctions relief.

  • Iran needs this nuclear deal: Gamble Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 4:10 AM ET
    Iran needs this nuclear deal: Gamble

    If a deal does come together between Iran and the U.S., what kind of pushback will the White House receive? CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses.

  • How Iran's nuclear deal may impact oil Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:20 AM ET
    How Iran's nuclear deal may impact oil

    Discussing Iran's potential nuclear deal, Katherine Spector, head of commodities strategy at CIBC World Markets, talks about the impact it could have on oil markets.

  • Iran deal: All signs look positive for go-ahead Monday, 30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Iran deal: All signs look positive for go-ahead

    Iran's nuclear deal deadline is getting closer. Apostolos Bantis, credit analyst at Commerzbank, talks about the deal and its benefits, saying all signs look positive towards a deal, despite conflicting information leaks.

  • JERUSALEM, March 26- The Bank of Israel is studying expansionary steps taken by other central banks such as quantitative easing and will implement similar measures if needed, its governor said in an interview with the magazine of Israel's banking association. The Bank of Israel on Monday held its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent, citing a weaker shekel...

  • *Israel withholding $130 million a month in customs, tax income. RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 25- Israel's decision to withhold $130 million a month in revenue collected on behalf of the Palestinians is strangling the economy and leaving the banking system dangerously exposed, the Palestinian central bank governor said on Wednesday. Israel stopped the transfer...