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  • *Brazil, Iraq seen as top global oil supply contributors. LONDON, June 30- Massive downward revisions to oil output in Brazil and Iraq have increased the risks for oil markets of going from the current feast to famine within just a few years, leading to a price spike that would give a new boost to the U.S. shale industry. Brazil and Iraq had been expected to add over 2...

  • *Iraq exports hit record despite Baghdad, KRG tension. LONDON, June 30- OPEC oil supply in June has climbed to a three-year high due to record or near-record output from Iraq and Saudi Arabia, a Reuters survey found, underlining the focus of the group's top exporters on market share. OPEC supply has risen in June to 31.60 million bpd from a revised 31.30 million bpd in...

  • Kurdistan ramps up independent oil sales Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 9:43 AM ET

    ANKARA/ ARBIL, June 29- Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has ramped up independent oil sales since mid-June while cutting allocations to Iraq's state oil firm SOMO in an escalating dispute over export rights and budget payments. June became the first month of large independent sales since December last year, when Kurdistan agreed a deal with Baghdad...

  • LONDON, June 26- Bond sales from emerging markets in the first half of 2015 are running more than a fifth below year-ago levels due to the continued slump in issuance from Russia, Brazil and oil producers across the developing world. Governments and companies from the developing world had sold hard currency bonds worth $195 billion as of June 19, Thomson Reuters...

  • PARIS— French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem. Travelers going to and from the airport were forced to walk alongside highways...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, June 15- Almost unnoticed, India is starting to exercise increasing influence on crude oil markets in Asia. Two recent events underscored the importance that India is assuming in Asian crude oil markets: the visit by a senior official of Saudi Arabia's state oil giant and talks between Indian refiners and Iraq over filling strategic...

  • June 14- A more reliable terrestrial broadband network could enable Iraq to become a transcontinental transit route for Internet traffic, a senior executive at one of two firms providing submarine connectivity to the war-torn country told Reuters. Iraq is ideally located to carry Internet traffic between Asia and Europe and built a submarine cable landing...

  • You can have Iraq or ISIS, not both: Tom Friedman Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 8:04 AM ET
    You can have Iraq or ISIS, not both: Tom Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares perspective on the war against terrorism in the Middle East.

  • US considers more military bases in Iraq Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 4:45 AM ET
    US considers more military bases in Iraq

    The U.S. has said it may build further military bases in Iraq, to combat Islamic State militants.

  • Delighted US sending more troops: UK PM's trade envoy to Iraq

    Baroness Nicholson, the U.K. prime minister's trade envoy to Iraq and chair of the Iraq Brtain Business Council, says she's delighted that the U.S. has committed to sending more troops to Iraq.

  • US to build more military bases in Iraq Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 1:35 AM ET
    US to build more military bases in Iraq

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports on news that the US is set to build more military bases in Iraq.

  • Will more troops ease tensions in Iraq? Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 4:25 AM ET
    Will more troops ease tensions in Iraq?

    Will sending additional troops truly alleviate tensions in Iraq? CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses.

  • US to send extra troops to Iraq Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 2:20 AM ET
    US to send extra troops to Iraq

    CNBC's Hadley Gamble discusses U.S. plans to send 450 more troops to Iraq.

  • LONDON, June 9- Iraq has re-taken control of some grain silos previously seized by Islamic State, but most of the grain held cannot be used as militants aim to destroy sites when retreating, a senior grain official said on Tuesday. Islamic State, the breakaway al Qaeda group, which declared an Islamic caliphate across parts of Syria and Iraq last summer, has seized...

  • Iraqi Oil Min: We are safe from ISIS Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 7:31 PM ET
    Iraqi Oil Min: We are safe from ISIS

    Adil Abd al-Mahdi, Oil Minister of Iraq, says the fight against ISIS is far away from the Iraqi capital Baghdad and major oil fields in the country are well-secured.

  • US shoots itself in foot by arming ISIS Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 9:59 AM ET
    ISIS ISIL Iraq

    When US-backed Iraqi forces retreated from an ISIS assault last year, they left behind millions in military hardware. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • How to defeat ISIS Friday, 29 May 2015 | 1:44 PM ET
    How to defeat ISIS

    A U.S.-led coalition conducted over 20 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting ISIS militants. Columbia University's David Phillips, provides insight on how he thinks ISIS can be defeated.

  • Cramer Remix: This is too low to sell now Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:58 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on a stock you shouldn't abandon here.

  • Cramer: Spotting gems amid the market rubble Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    rubble pile

    Jim Cramer teaches investors how to find the best bargains hidden in the rubble of the averages. Time to go bargain hunting!

  • Who's to blame for Iraq's mess? Monday, 25 May 2015 | 7:48 PM ET
    Who's to blame for Iraq's mess?

    James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, explains why both the Bush and Obama administrations have erred in the handling of Iraq's state of affairs.