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  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 23- Argentina suspects rogue agents from its own intelligence services were behind the death of a state prosecutor investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. He had been scheduled to appear before Congress on Monday to answer questions about his allegation that President Cristina Fernandez...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 22- Four leading European foreign policy officials on Thursday warned that new sanctions legislation against Iran could torpedo efforts to secure a long-term agreement with Tehran to curb its nuclear program. Some prominent U.S. lawmakers are calling for new sanctions to further pressure Iran to compromise in deadlocked nuclear...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 22- The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday. He had accused Fernandez of trying to derail his investigation into the bombing and was due to present his case to Congress hours later on Monday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 22- The death of a prosecutor investigating the bombing of a Jewish community center was not a suicide, as was initially reported, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said on Thursday. Alberto Nisman, lead investigator into the 1994 attack on the AMIA Jewish center that killed 85 people, was found dead in his apartment late Sunday, a 22 caliber...

  • NEW DELHI, Jan 22- India has asked its refiners to slash oil buys from Iran in the next two months to keep the imports in line with the previous fiscal year's levels, sources with knowledge of the matter said, days ahead of President Barack Obama's visit to New Delhi. India and the United States will discuss the status of the Iran nuclear negotiations, Ben Rhodes,...

  • *Iran says oil selloff could hit $25 without OPEC action. NEW YORK, Jan 20- Oil fell as much as 5 percent on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund cut its 2015 global economic forecast on lower fuel demand and key producer Iran hinted prices could drop to $25 a barrel without supportive OPEC action. "Because we have record oil production now, the falling rig...

  • Islamic State video could show Japanese hostages Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 2:41 AM ET
    An image from the video released online by Islamic State's main media wing Al-Furqan Media.

    The Islamic State armed group issued a video online on Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese hostages.

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- U.S. crude futures were little changed on Tuesday, holding below $48 a barrel, as the market awaited data expected to show a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy China. *NYMEX crude for February delivery was down $1.11 at $47.58 a barrel by 2348 GMT, little changed from late trading on Monday. *Iran's oil minister said on Monday that...

  • *China faces significant downward pressure on economy- Premier. *Iraq announces record oil production for December. Jan 19- Brent crude oil prices fell below $49 a barrel and U.S. crude also fell more than $1 on Monday after the global economic outlook darkened and Iraq announced record oil production.

  • *China faces significant downward pressure on economy- Premier. *Iraq announces record oil production for December. Jan 19- Brent crude oil prices fell below $49 a barrel and U.S. crude also fell more than $1 on Monday after the global economic outlook darkened and Iraq announced record oil production.

  • *China faces significant downward pressure on economy- Premier. *Iraq announces record oil production for December. LONDON, Jan 19- Brent crude oil prices fell below $50 a barrel on Monday after the global economic outlook darkened and Iraq announced record oil production.

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class. Tax increases are rarely welcomed by congressional Republicans, who now hold majorities in the House and the...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans by raising the capital gains rate and eliminating a tax break on inheritances, then using the revenue to fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for the middle class. The president's proposals are likely to be cheered by the Democratic Party's liberal...

  • Pres. Obama: Made commitment on Iran  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    President Obama discusses current information on Iran's nuclear program, and the negotiations in progress.

  • India oil imports from Iran jump sharply in 2014 Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 12:33 AM ET

    *India's Iran imports rise to 276,800 bpd vs 195,600 bpd in 2013. NEW DELHI, Jan 16- India imported 42 percent more Iranian oil last year over 2013 levels as its refiners increased purchases to take advantage of an easing in sanctions targeting Tehran's nuclear programme. Iranian and U.S. officials are meeting in Geneva this week ahead of talks between Tehran and...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— The Iranian president is trying to reassure his nation amid plunging oil prices and says that major producers such as Saudi Arabia will be more affected by the global crisis. Speaking in the southern Iranian port city of Bushehr, Hassan Rouhani said Iran will weather the "strain." Rouhani last month said the sharp fall in global oil prices was the...

  • DUBAI, Jan 13- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that countries behind the fall in global oil prices would regret their decision and warned that Saudi Arabia and Kuwait would suffer alongside Iran from the price drop. "If Iran suffers from the drop in oil prices, know that other oil-producing countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will suffer...

  • ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The energy minister for the United Arab Emirates said Tuesday there are no plans for OPEC to curb production to shore up falling crude prices, and instead put the onus on shale oil drillers for oversupplying the market. OPEC, which includes the Emirates, decided at its last meeting in November to keep production levels unchanged,...

  • ABU DHABI, Jan 13- OPEC will not cut its oil output to support prices but expects higher-cost producers to do so, the United Arab Emirates energy minister insisted on Tuesday as oil plunged near six-year lows. By not reducing output, "we are telling the market and other producers that they need to be rational and like OPEC, they need to look at growth in the...

  • *Venezuelan president visits Saudi Arabia, Qatar. DUBAI/ DOHA, Jan 12- A diplomatic push by Venezuela and Iran for an OPEC oil output cut has failed to soften the refusal of the group's Gulf members to do so for now, delegates said on Monday. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday met Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Salman in Riyadh before heading to Qatar and...