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  • June 26- Mining firm Rio Tinto Ltd has pledged to invest at least $250 million to $300 million in the construction of the underground section of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia this year, Mongolia's prime minister said on Friday. The second phase of construction at the mine is expected to begin this year, Prime Minister Chimed Saikhanbileg...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The United States on Tuesday said cyber theft sponsored by the Chinese government was a major problem and stressed the need to keep Asian sea lanes open at annual talks with China. In opening statements at the wide-ranging Strategic and Economic Dialog forum in Washington, both sides expressed a desire for constructive bilateral...

  • In opening statements at the wide-ranging Strategic and Economic Dialogue forum in Washington, China expressed a desire for constructive relations with the United States, and said the two sides could manage their differences- as long as they accommodated each other's core interests. Vice President Joe Biden said China and the United States might not...

  • US chides China but avoids clouding cooperation Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The United States voiced deep concern Tuesday over state-sponsored cybertheft and tension in the disputed seas of East Asia but did not let the sharp disagreements with China on pressing security issues cloud the outlook for cooperation between the world powers. At high-level talks in Washington, China was intent on setting a positive tone...

  • WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama says the history of slavery and segregation is "still part of our DNA" in the United States, even if racial epithets no longer show up in polite conversation. In an interview, Obama talked about the debates over race and guns that have erupted after the arrest of a white man in the racially motivated shooting deaths of nine black...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The White House has secured more than $4 billion to boost clean energy and fight climate change from foundations, institutional investors and philanthropies, doubling a goal set in February, administration officials said. Vice President Joe Biden told a conference on clean energy at the White House on Tuesday that a "staggering" number of...

  • Why this Democrat opposes Obama's trade deal Monday, 11 May 2015 | 9:34 AM ET
    President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the White House South Lawn in Washington, April 28, 2015.

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership does not include a provision that would prevent currency manipulation, Democratic economist Jared Bernstein tells CNBC.

  • *Lynch takes over after protests in Baltimore. *Justice Department is probing use of excessive force. Lynch, 55, takes over as the country's top law enforcement official after a weekend that saw thousands of people in Baltimore take to the streets in mostly peaceful protests over the latest such case.

  • SAO PAULO, March 24- The Obama administration has again invited Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff for a state visit to Washington, a diplomatic breakthrough that both sides hope will lead over time to greater trade between the two biggest economies in the Americas. The dust-up led one former top aide to President Barack Obama to describe Brazil and the United...

  • MUNICH, Feb 7- Germany's Angela Merkel said on Saturday that sending arms to help Ukraine fight pro-Russian separatists would not solve the crisis there, drawing sharp rebukes from U.S. politicians who accused Berlin of turning its back on an ally in distress. The heated exchanges at a security conference in Munich pointed to cracks in the transatlantic...

  • Venezuelan oil deal hits Caribbean hard Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 2:13 PM ET
    People line up to pay inside a Makro supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 9, 2015.

    For struggling Caribbean nations dependent on energy subsidies from Venezuela, the crash in oil prices is not welcome news.

  • Real beneficiaries of 529 tax? The debate is on Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 3:53 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks on December 11, 2014 in Washington.

    President Obama's proposed tax on 529 college savings accounts is stirring up debate about whether it would help or hurt the middle class.

  • Pay raise or pink slip? The min. wage divide Saturday, 3 Jan 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    Fast food workers and activists demonstrate outside McDonald's downtown flagship restaurant on May 15, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Millions of workers just got a pay raise, but there's a gulf between those who think wage policies will help or hurt the economy.

  • US, Turkey stay at odds over ISIS, Syria Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    Top officials from the U.S. and Turkey emerged from a meeting offering no indication that the two countries had bridged their differences.

  • Midterms changed few minds: NBC-WSJ poll Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:30 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 30, 2014, in Washington.

    A NBC-Wall Street Journal survey showed that just 25 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction, same as in June.

  • Hot politician? Depends on your party bias Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 11:32 AM ET
    Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

    Voters generally find candidates associated with their political party are more attractive, reports Today Show.

  • Joe Biden's foul-mouthed joke draws laughs at Harvard

    Vice President Joe Biden used a choice word to describe his job Thursday night during an event at Harvard University's Institute of Politics.

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    Vice President Joe Biden tells Harvard students his job can be a "b****."

  • Obama pledges to support new Iraqi government Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    President Barack Obama pledged to support Iraqi President Fouad Massoum and newly nominated prime minister-designate Haider Abadi.

  • White House: New US, Europe sanctions on Russia Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:49 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Ukraine at the White House in Washington, on March 17, 2014.

    The U.S. will join the European Union this week in slapping new economic sanctions on Russia for its continued support of separatists in Ukraine.