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  • President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf Arab region. Saudi Arabia, the Middle East's top Sunni power, has been anxious over the possibility that the talks would lead to...

  • A turning point in the war against ISIS Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 12:27 PM ET
    A Kurdish man holds up a weapon as he tours with others the streets of Ras al-Ain in celebration, after it was reported that Kurdish forces took control of the Syrian town of Kobani, January 26, 2015.

    The liberation of this Syrian city marks a turning point in the war against ISIS, says David Phillips.

  • Democrats put brakes on Iran sanctions bill Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 10:20 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senate Democrats on Tuesday put the brakes on new Iran sanctions legislation, ending for now a looming showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama over negotiations to prevent Tehran from having the capability to make a nuclear weapon. At the same time, supporters of the bill say the letter signals the White House that Menendez and his...

  • RUSSIA AND IRAN TO CREATE MUTUAL ACCOUNT FOR BILATERAL PAYMENTS IN NATIONAL CURRENCIES- RIA CITES IRANIAN AMBASSADOR TO MOSCOW.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Jan 26- President Cristina Fernandez plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency amid suspicions that rogue agents were behind the mysterious death of a state prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. In her first televised address since Alberto Nisman was found dead with a single bullet to the head,...

  • 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...

  • Global turmoil: A 'world in transition'  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State "remains optimistic" in this current world of turmoil, giving three examples of individuals giving up their terror-related worlds for a life of "building" and not "destroying."

  • 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,...

  • Obama's goals wrong: Boehner Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) listens to President Barack Obama deliver the State of the Union address on January 20, 2015 in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama's tax plans and veto threats "just aren't the wrong policies, they're the wrong priorities."

  • *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...