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*France uniquely placed for quick interventions. One reason for the box-office success of "Quai d'Orsay"- named after the 19th century palace by the River Seine where France conducts its world affairs- is how closely it flirts with real-life policy.
PARIS, Nov 25- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, with investor sentiment boosted by a deal between Iran and six world powers aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for a partial lift in sanctions.
*Brent crude sinks over $2.40 a barrel on groundbreaking Iran deal. SYDNEY, Nov 25- Oil prices hit the skids on Monday after Iran and six world powers sealed a deal curbing its nuclear programme, a fillip for global economic growth that found expression in heartier share prices from Tokyo to Seoul.
*Iran says its "right" to refine uranium must be recognised. GENEVA, Nov 23- Iran said on Saturday it cannot accept any agreement with six major powers that does not recognise what it describes as its right to enrich uranium, a demand the United States and its European allies have repeatedly rejected.
*Kim Jong Un makes North Korea infrastructure push. *North Korea betting on Chinese tourism to revive economy.
*Nascent compromise on Iran's "right to enrich" uranium. *Fate of Iran's Arak heavy-water reactor remains dispute.
*Nascent compromise on Iran's stated "right to enrich" uranium. *Fate of Iran's Arak heavy-water reactor remains key dispute. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join talks on Iran's contested nuclear programme with Tehran and six world powers appearing on the verge of a breakthrough to defuse the decade-old standoff.
*France's Fabius says in Geneva to reach "solid deal". Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva on Saturday to join talks on Iran's contested nuclear programme, as Tehran and six world powers appeared to be on the verge of a breakthrough in the decade-old dispute.
*Possible compromise on Iran's claimed "right to enrich" uranium. Secretary of State John Kerry will join talks on Iran's nuclear programme in Geneva on Saturday, as Tehran and six world powers appeared to be on the verge of an elusive breakthrough in the decade-old dispute.
*Russia's Lavrov in Geneva to join talks; Kerry to come too. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Geneva to join talks on Iran's nuclear programme, the State Department said on Friday, as Tehran and six world powers appeared closer to clinching an elusive breakthrough.
*Wheat up amid supply worry, corn flat on profit-taking. Wheat futures edged higher for a second straight day, aiming for the first weekly gain in a month, amid concerns about crops in key exporting countries in the southern hemisphere. "The trade has realized that USDA will have to increase its export forecast in the next report.
*Fed bought $1.57 billion Treasuries maturing 2038 to 2043. NEW YORK, Nov 22- Prices for longer-dated U.S. "It's a quick reversal from where we were Wednesday, it steepened out nicely," said Justin Lederer, Treasury strategist at Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.
By Michael Szabo and Stian Reklev. WARSAW, Nov 22- A dispute over how to raise cash to help developing nations cope with global warming threatened to derail U.N. climate talks in Warsaw on a final day on Friday, despite a glimmer of progress in protecting carbon-rich forests.
*Wheat up for 2nd day on Argentina, Australia harvest worries. In Argentina, the Rosario Grains Exchange forecast the wheat crop at 9.1 million tonnes in its first estimate of the season, well below the 11 million tonne view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Negotiators from around 195 countries are working to lay the foundations for a new global climate accord that is due to be agreed in 2015 in Paris, and come into force after 2020, but few concrete steps have emerged from two weeks of talks in Warsaw.
FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Nov 22- The European Central Bank's chief economist said on Friday the euro zone faces deflationary pressures, and the bank's president stressed that interest rates must remain low "because the economy is weak".
*Major powers resume talks on Iran nuclear programme. NEW YORK, Nov 21- Brent crude oil jumped $2 to end at its highest in more than a month on Thursday, fuelled by a sharp run-up in gasoline and gas oil prices on news of dwindling stocks and refinery glitches in the United States and Europe.
Nov 21- A former Merrill Lynch broker who managed as much as $1 billion has been suspended and fined by Wall Street's watchdog, in part for violating anti-money laundering rules by not telling the firm about potentially suspicious funds transfers involving clients' accounts, according to a settlement.
*Major powers resume talks on Iran nuclear programme. NEW YORK, Nov 21- Crude oil futures rose by more than $1 per barrel on Thursday, boosted by positive U.S. economic data and surging gasoline prices as demand was expected to rise. Rising demand met with refinery outages in Europe and the United States, tightening supplies.
BERLIN, Nov 21- German parties negotiating the formation of a new government have signalled that they want certain domestic banks shielded from external oversight by the European Central Bank once it assumes new supervisory powers next year.