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  • *Pro-Palestinian activists see hope in Israel boycotts. JERUSALEM, Feb 23- Though voices are getting louder inside and outside Israel about the threat of economic boycotts for its continued occupation of Palestinian territories, there seems little prospect of it facing measures with real bite.

  • DIARY - Emerging Markets Economic Events to Mar 04 Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 7:02 PM ET

    Feb 18- For other related diaries, please. ACCRA- Bank of Ghana announces interest rate decision. SYDNEY- Institute of Internal Finance/G20 conference in Australia.

  • VIENNA, Feb 18- Six world powers and Iran began "substantive" talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's contested nuclear programme in the coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.

  • VIENNA, Feb 18- Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's contested nuclear programme in coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.

  • *Both sides play down expectations ahead of Vienna meeting. VIENNA, Feb 18- Six world powers and Iran began talks on Tuesday in pursuit of a final settlement on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme in the coming months despite caveats from both sides that a breakthrough deal may prove impossible.

  • Israeli startups dream of a Bitcoin world Tuesday, 11 Feb 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Feb 11- "Welcome to the new economy," boasts a sign at the entrance of the self-styled Bitcoin Embassy in the heart of Tel Aviv.

  • Hydraulic fracturing, coupled with tougher fuel-economy standards and increased use of biofuels, has reversed the growing dependence of the United States on energy imports in less than 10 years.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 3 P.M. ET Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to do more to help poor and middle-class Americans move up the economic ladder. BP back in favor despite spill legacy, Russia doubts. LONDON- If you had spent 10 pounds on BP shares on April 19, 2010, you would have just nine pounds now, including dividends.

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 26- Investors in Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries largely shrugged off a negative opinion from the European Medicines Agency on multiple sclerosis drug laquinimod in the belief that it will be reformulated.

  • Iran doesn't 'walk the walk': Netanyahu     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, says he wished Iran would "walk the walk" and that he wants "action, deeds and not nice words" when it comes to its nuclear program.

  • Shares were also supported by the producer's ongoing negotiations over its Chinese contract, which could set a price floor, said Boris Krasnojenov, an analyst at Renaissance Capital in Moscow.

  • Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies Saturday, 11 Jan 2014 | 8:18 AM ET
    Israeli right-wing opposition leader Ariel Sharon gestures during a visit to an army lookout in Tovlan in the Jordan valley 03 January 2001.

    Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli prime minister and military leader, has died in hospital aged 85.

  • Israel's new motor fuels strategy leans on gas Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 7:10 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, Dec 24- Israel plans to cut oil use in transportation by 60 percent by 2025, an aggressive target by world standards, and will tap into its newfound natural gas deposits to make it happen.

  • RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec 23- Israel freed a Palestinian prisoner from jail on Monday, completing a deal agreed earlier this year in exchange for him halting a lengthy hunger strike that almost killed him.

  • *Israel creates partition, but unwilling to cede control. JERUSALEM, Dec 20- Palestinian Sana Musa holds her 8- year old daughter Susann's hand as they start the long trek home from school across a caged walkway through Israel's concrete separation wall.

  • Syria is 'keystone' in Middle East: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:32 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.

  • Congress needs a 'Hail Mary' plan: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:17 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, weighs in on the strength of the U.S. economy. I believe a huge stimulus would be if both parties got together and did some kind of grand bargain, Friedman says.

  • Are we seeing a 'frightened' China?: Friedman     Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 8:09 AM ET

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, takes a look at global risks and weighs in on China. China is always going to be the big enchilada, says Friedman.

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 17- Israel dismissed as "radical leftist" a group of American scholars that has decided to boycott it but worries that other academic forums in the United States could take similar action, the deputy Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday.

  • Members of the American Studies Association voted by a 2- to-1 margin to endorse a boycott resolution, which stems from a broader campaign to isolate Israel that has made little headway in the United States but has gained some traction in Europe.

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