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*U.S. wants first step from Iran to curb nuclear activity. *Iran says deal possible, but talks will be very difficult. GENEVA, Nov 7- Iran and six world powers are making progress in negotiations aimed at ending a decade-long stand-off over its nuclear ambitions but the discussions are "tough", Tehran's foreign minister said on Thursday.
JERUSALEM, Nov 1- Long determined to deprive Islamist groups of funding, Israel has unexpectedly hit the brakes in a U.S. court case centred on allegations that the Bank of China knowingly let cash flow to Palestinian militants.
*Sour relations between Turkey and Israel delay progress. ISTANBUL/ ANKARA, Oct 31- Turkey's Zorlu Energy is in talks with Israeli firms over the potential for a pipeline to carry Israeli gas to Turkey, industry sources say, but the political rift between the two former allies is holding up progress.
TEL AVIV, Oct xx- High-tech entrepreneur Eyal Waldman decided he had had enough of Israeli investors when they told him to choose between his titles of chairman and chief executive at the company he co-founded, Mellanox Technologies. "Mellanox is not an impulsive company. is something we were thinking of, that we saw build up.
Outgoing Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer's influence extends far beyond the halls of power in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv's financial district.
Israeli President Shimon Peres called for the establishment of an Palestinian state, in an exclusive interview with CNBC on Tuesday.
Ziad Asali, President & Founder at American Task Force on Palestine says Obama and Netanyahu will seek to strike a balance between their countries' interests and values.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen reports according to the exit polls, Benjamin Netanyahu has won 31 seats in Israel's 120-seat legislature.
BEIJING- Potentially sinister threats to China's ruling Communist Party sit unnoticed in cages perched on a rooftop above a small alleyway in southwestern Beijing.
GREEN BAY, Wisconsin- President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney were back on the attack on Thursday, breaking a storm-induced campaign truce to hit the road and pound home their closing messages in the final stretch of a tight battle for the White House.
JERUSALEM/ WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 31- Potash Corp, the world's No. 1 fertilizer producer, is ramping up efforts to buy Israel Chemicals Ltd so it can shore up its leverage with China and India, top consuming countries that are expected to drive much of the industry's growth.
JERUSALEM, Oct 31- Potash Corp, the world's No. 1 fertilizer maker, is ramping up efforts to buy Israel Chemicals Ltd, appealing directly to Israel's prime minister to back a deal that would rank as the largest foreign takeover of an Israeli company.
*ICL, Israel Corp shares jump. JERUSALEM, Oct 31- Potash Corp, the world's largest fertiliser maker, is ramping up efforts to acquire smaller rival Israel Chemicals and has appealed directly to Israel's prime minister to back a deal.
JERUSALEM, Oct 31- Potash Corp, the world's largest fertiliser maker, is in talks with Israel's government about merging with its smaller rival Israel Chemicals, ICL's parent company said. Conglomerate Israel Corp owns 52.3 percent of ICL.
JERUSALEM-- Israel's prime minister vowed Tuesday to continue building in a contested Jerusalem district, just days after European Union criticism of Jewish housing there. Netanyahu said Jerusalem is " Israel's eternal capital" during the visit to Gilo and said Israel has every right to build there.
JERUSALEM-- Israel officially opened its election season on Monday as parliament dissolved itself and scheduled a vote for January, plunging the country into a vicious, three-month political campaign. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu boasted of his achievements, while the opposition heckled and insulted him mercilessly.
WASHINGTON-- Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware.
LONDON, Oct 10- Brent crude oil eased towards $114 a barrel but stayed close to a three-week high on Wednesday as worries over the security of Middle East supplies outweighed increasing evidence of slowing global economic growth.
LONDON, Oct 10- Brent crude oil held above $114 a barrel and close to a three-week high on Wednesday as worries over the security of Middle East supplies outweighed increasing evidence of slowing global economic growth.
*Government will carry 2012 budget until new one passed. JERUSALEM, Oct 10- Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday Israel's financial stability will be maintained in 2013, despite an early election called after the government was unable to agree on a budget.