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Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine- Russia border apparently was "not an accident" and that the passenger jet was "blown out of the sky." Biden, in a speech in Detroit, said there may have been Americans on board and determining that was the first priority for the United States.
WASHINGTON, July 12- Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday to pursue talks that could lead to a ceasefire with rebels and said Washington continued to pursue efforts to raise pressure on Russia, the White House said.
WASHINGTON, June 23- President Barack Obama on Monday directed the federal government to give workers more leeway in determining their schedules, part of his goal to make U.S. workplaces more family-friendly- and a broad pitch to Democratic voters ahead of November elections.
*Iraq's most senior cleric urges followers to fight. BAGHDAD, June 13- Iraq's most senior Shi'ite cleric urged his followers to take up arms to defend themselves against a relentless advance by Sunni militants, in a sharp escalation of a conflict which is threatening civil war and the potential break-up of the country.
*ISIL taking arms seized from Iraqi army into Syria- monitors. *Gaining freedom of movement blurring Iraq, Syria borders. BAGHDAD, June 13- Islamist rebel fighters captured two more Iraqi towns overnight in a relentless sweep south towards the capital Baghdad in a campaign to recreate a mediaeval caliphate carved out of fragmenting Iraq and Syria.
BAGHDAD/ ARBIL, June 12- Barack Obama threatened U.S. military strikes in Iraq on Thursday against Sunni Islamist militants who have surged out of the north to menace Baghdad and want to establish their own state in Iraq and Syria.
German businesses have toned down public criticism, but are quietly warning politicians that sanctions will simply drive Russia to Asia.
*Industry lobby still hopes to sway Merkel on Russia stance. BERLIN, May 16- German industry is ramping up efforts to dissuade Chancellor Angela Merkel from imposing tough new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, warning of lasting damage to domestic firms and the broader economy if Moscow is hit hard.
President Barack Obama lists assets worth between $1.95 million and $7.15 million, of which $1 million to $5 million were in Treasury notes.
Ukraine's largest private gas producer appoints R. Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden, to its board.
LONDON, April 24- Global stocks were back on the front foot on Thursday, as upbeat earnings from tech heavyweights Apple and Facebook helped shake off some of the jitters that have hit the sector in recent weeks. European bourses started brightly, with the FTSE 100 up 0.5 percent and the DAX, the CAC 40 and markets in Madrid and Milan between 0.7 and 0.9 percent firmer.
Vice President Joe Biden told Ukrainian presidential candidates and Parliament that the U.S. was ready to help Ukraine and they must fight corruption.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur job creation.
U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis
A deluge of health insurance shoppers flooded Obamacare exchanges over the weekend and into Monday, rushing to beat the midnight enrollment deadline.
Vice President Joe Biden warns Russia that the United States will respond to any aggression against NATO allies.
Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia.
President Obama this week will direct the Labor Department to revamp its regulations to require overtime pay for millions of workers.
Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech about improving America's infrastructure, where he also addressed the problems with airports. Stevens Institute of Technology's Alex Washburn, provides perspective.
Vice President Joe Biden says New York's LaGuardia Airport could use some major improvements — and that's putting it mildly.