China scrambled jets on Friday in response to two U.S. spy planes and 10 Japanese aircraft entering its new air defense zone over the East China Sea.» Read More
*China says monitored flight of the B-52s. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The defiance from Japan and its ally the United States raises the stakes in a territorial standoff between Beijing and Tokyo over the islands and challenges China to make the next move, experts said.
*No response from China to B-52 bomber flights over new zone. *Islands at heart of China territorial dispute with Japan. The flight did not prompt a response from China, the Pentagon said, and the White House urged Beijing to resolve its dispute with Japan over the islands diplomatically, without resorting to "threats or inflammatory language".
GENEVA, Nov 25- Saturday night had turned into Sunday morning and four days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme had already gone so far over schedule that the Geneva Intercontinental Hotel had been given over to another event.
WASHINGTON, Nov 3- With ties between Washington and many close allies strained because of eavesdropping revelations and differences over U.S. policies in the Middle East, the Obama administration can take some comfort from an improvement in ties with China.
TOKYO, Nov 1- U.S. crude steadied above $96 per barrel on Friday, after posting a second straight monthly loss in October, ahead of data from China that is expected to show robust manufacturing activity in the world's No.2 oil consumer. *NYMEX crude dipped 4 cents to $96.34 a barrel by 0059 GMT, after settling down 39 cents at $96.38 on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 30- The delivery of F-16 fighters to Iraq is on track for next fall, a senior U.S. administration official said on Wednesday, with Iraq recently depositing an installment of roughly $650 million for the jets.
The question of what a new House-Senate budget conference can deliver by its Dec. 13 deadline remains the subject of deep skepticism. The NYT reports.
WASHINGTON, Oct 17- U.S. lawmakers launched an effort to resolve budget differences in a less confrontational fashion on Thursday as Washington picked up the pieces from a political crisis that has slowed the economy and undermined the country's international standing.
WASHINGTON, Oct 17- Furloughed U.S. government workers returned to their jobs on Thursday, greeted with doughnuts, coffee, pep talks from Obama administration bosses and anxiety over whether they will face another shutdown threat in the new year.
WASHINGTON, Oct 17- President Barack Obama urged Congress to turn to matters like immigration reform on Thursday as Washington picked up the pieces from a destructive fiscal crisis that has slowed the U.S. economy and undermined the country's international standing.
"I'm very optimistic that we that we will reach an agreement that's reasonable in nature this week," Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on the Senate floor.
*Netflix leads tech shares higher. NEW YORK, Oct 14- U.S. stocks rose on Monday, rebounding from losses, as plans for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden to meet congressional leaders raised hopes a resolution to the fiscal impasse was closer.
WASHINGTON, Oct 14- President Barack Obama said lawmakers appear to have made progress on a deal to reopen the government and avert a looming default on Monday as he prepared to meet congressional leaders with a Thursday deadline drawing near.
WASHINGTON, Oct 13- President Barack Obama will stay out of the public eye on Sunday as Senate leaders try to work out an elusive deal ahead of a Thursday deadline for lifting the U.S. government debt ceiling ahead of Thursday's deadline.
Obama will press his case in a morning meeting at the White House with Senate Republicans. "We've been very good about this, the White House has been great about it overnight to say let's stay out of all the details as we talk through all the different options," Oklahoma Republican Representative James Lankford said on CNN.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- President Barack Obama will press his case for a quick reopening of the entire federal government coupled with an emergency increase of U.S. borrowing authority when he meets with Senate Republicans on Friday.
President Obama and House Republicans did not agree on an extension of the nation’s borrowing authority, but both sides agreed to keep talking.
WASHINGTON, Oct 4- President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden took an unusual stroll to a sandwich shop down the street from the White House on Friday, a photo opportunity designed to show their solidarity for workers laid off due to a government shutdown.
The prospect of Congress failing to raise the nation’s debt limit has economists and investors exploring options the White House might have.
By Jeff Mason and Mark Felsenthal. WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Chief executives from major financial institutions met with President Barack Obama on Wednesday and warned of "adverse" consequences if government agencies remain closed and if lawmakers failed to raise the U.S. debt ceiling by mid-October.