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  • BEIJING, April 2- A Chinese Internet regulator on Thursday slammed as "unacceptable" a decision by Google Inc to no longer recognize its certificates of trust, a move which could deter Chrome browser users accessing sites approved by the authority. Last week CNNIC's certificates, which are used to ensure that the connection between an Internet user and a website...

  • *Marathon talks with Iran continue; no deal yet. Major powers and Iran have stretched talks on Tehran's nuclear programme into a second day past an end-March deadline, with diplomats saying the chances for a preliminary deal were balanced between success and collapse. Secretary of State John Kerry and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said...

  • *Marathon talks with Iran continue; no deal yet. SINGAPORE, April 2- Oil prices fell on Thursday as attention returned to nuclear talks with Iran, with the prospects for a deal and an increase in Iranian crude exports helping to keep pressure on prices. Major powers and Iran have stretched talks on Tehran's nuclear programme into a second day past an end-March...

  • Senator Robert Menendez said on Wednesday he will temporarily step aside as ranking member, or top Democrat, on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in the wake of his indictment on corruption charges. "I believe it is in the best interests of the committee, my colleagues, and the Senate, which is why I have chosen to do so," he said in a letter to Senate Democratic...

  • NYMEX-Crude pares strong gains as Iran talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:27 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 2- U.S. crude futures pared a 5 percent jump in the previous session in early Asian trade on Thursday, amid speculation that ongoing talks over Iran's nuclear program could reach a deal and add more crude to a global oil glut. *In Switzerland, Iran and six world powers were closer to a preliminary accord on Tehran's nuclear program as marathon talks were...

  • Senator Robert Menendez will temporarily step aside as ranking member, or top Democrat, on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in the wake of his indictment on corruption charges, two Senate aides said on Wednesday. Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer and Benjamin Cardin are the next most senior Democrats on the influential panel. The New Jersey lawmaker...

  • *Oil rallies after stock build data, as talks on Iran continue. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks fell for a second day on Wednesday and the dollar dipped after weak U.S. private sector employment and manufacturing data fed worries about the U.S. economy ahead of a highly anticipated jobs report Friday. Also, Iran nuclear talks dragged on, making traders less nervous about...

  • *Iran nuclear talks drag, slowing any lifting of sanctions. The market's focus on Iran nuclear talks, which had depressed prices since Friday, also shifted as the dollar eased. Crude production in the United States dropped 0.4 percent to 9.4 million barrels per day in the week to March 27, the first weekly decline since the end of January, data from the Energy...

  • LOS ANGELES— Neither Vin Diesel nor producer Neal Moritz wanted a sequel to "The Fast and the Furious." The 2001 film about a group of East Los Angeles street racers and the FBI agent who infiltrates their ring just wasn't "that kind of film," according to Moritz. Then, when director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan stepped in for the third film, "Fast and Furious:...

  • *Focus shifts from Iran as nuclear talks go beyond deadline. "Clearly, there is a demand response underway by consumers to the low retail price," said John Kilduff, partner at New York energy hedge fund Again Capital. U.S. crude futures were up $2, or 4.2 percent, at $49.60 a barrel by 11:49 a.m. EDT.

  • LONDON, April 1- The former head of oil company Gulf Keystone said he was talking to several parties, including ExxonMobil, about a rescue for the firm before being forced to quit under pressure from an investor. Gulf Keystone, which has been hit hard by a fall in oil prices and delayed payments for crude by Kurdistan, said this week that Chairman Simon Murray, a former...

  • *Brazil, US physical premiums: http://link.reuters.com/buv44w. LONDON, April 1- U.S. aluminium producer Alcoa has this week announced the full shuttering of the Alumar smelter in Brazil. This was a period of rapid expansion of primary aluminium capacity in Brazil.

  • The Iran talks overshadowed a sharp rise in crude oil stocks in the United States, where inventories rose by 4.8 million barrels to 471.4 million barrels in the week to March 27, according to the United States Energy Information Agency. Talks between Iran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear programme...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- The Obama administration on Wednesday launched the first-ever sanctions program to financially punish individuals and groups outside the United States that are engaged in malicious cyber attacks. The executive order gives the administration the same sanctions tools it now deploys to address other threats- including crises in the...

  • UPDATE 5-Oil rallies as Iran nuclear talks drag on Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures reversed early losses to rally to $55.50 barrel as talks over Iran's nuclear program continued, curbing expectations of an immediate deal that would allow Iranian crude onto the market. Talks between Iran and six world powers in the Swiss city of Lausanne to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended past...

  • *Iran hopes to wrap up talks by Wed night- senior negotiator. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended beyond a Tuesday deadline in the Swiss city of Lausanne. Iranian senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said that Iran hoped to wrap up talks by Wednesday night.

  • Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:02 AM ET

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week. The incident happened Sunday as passenger planes from Dubai- based Emirates and Abu Dhabi- based Etihad Airways were traveling in opposite directions between the Gulf federation...

  • LONDON, April 1- Asia- focused bank Standard Chartered Plc said senior executive Viswanathan Shankar had quit and announced a number of management changes in another reshuffle as it seeks to turn around its fortunes. Shankar has resigned as chief executive of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas, and will now look at setting up a private equity firm, Standard...

  • *Oil remains under pressure as talks on Iran continue. Europe's benchmark FTSEurofirst 300 recovered from a early wobble to put London's FTSE Germany's DAX and France's CAC up 0.5, 0.3 and 0.5 percent higher respectively as core bond markets yields nudged higher. Crude oil prices maintained their decline as an extension of talks between Iran and world powers...

  • LONDON, April 1- Brent crude oil futures slipped below $55 a barrel on Wednesday on speculation that a last-minute deal over Iran's nuclear program would be reached, opening the way for more Iranian crude to come into world markets. Talks between Iran and six world powers to settle a dispute around Tehran's nuclear program extended beyond a Tuesday deadline.