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  • Qualcomm is one of at least thirty foreign firms to come under scrutiny as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law- efforts some critics say have unfairly targeted overseas businesses, raising protectionism concerns.

  • BAGHDAD, Aug 12- Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- Gold firmed on Tuesday as signs emerged that the stand-off between Russia and Ukraine was hurting confidence in the euro zone economy and on fears a Russian aid convoy heading to Ukraine could further stoke tensions.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- Gold firmed on Tuesday as equities fell on fears that a Russian aid convoy heading to Ukraine could stoke tensions between Kiev and Moscow, and on signs that the stand-off was hurting confidence in the euro zone economy.

  • John Kerry stayed at US-blacklisted Myanmar hotel Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:54 AM ET

    YANGON, Myanmar— The U.S. says Secretary of State John Kerry did not break any rules when he stayed in a glitzy hotel owned by a tycoon blacklisted because of ties to Myanmar's former military regime.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- A U.S. senator from Alaska concerned about salmon fishing and tourism urged the State Department in a letter released on Monday to help ensure that Canadian metal mines are safe after a major spill of waste into waterways near the Alaska border.

  • BAGHDAD, Aug 11- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was battling to keep his job on Monday, deploying forces across Baghdad as erstwhile allies nominated a replacement and the United States warned him not to block popular demands for change.

  • No solution in sight on sea row after Myanmar meet Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 8:25 AM ET

    China dismissed a new U.S. proposal for a freeze on hostile actions that could heighten tensions in the disputed South China Sea, leaving Washington unable to overturn an impression that it can do little to back up allies at odds with Beijing over the contested waters and islands.

  • *Special forces loyal to Maliki deployed in key areas of Baghdad. BAGHDAD, Aug 11- Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was battling to keep his job on Monday, deploying forces across Baghdad as some parliamentary allies sought a replacement and the United States warned him not to obstruct efforts to form a new government.

  • U.S. urges India to step up as regional power Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 9:58 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, Aug 9- The United States urged India on Saturday to bolster its role as a global power and force for regional stability, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Washington since his election in May.

  • BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes struck Iraq on Friday for the first time since American troops pulled out in 2011, attacking Islamist fighters advancing towards the Kurdish region after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • *Shares cut losses, Bunds pare gains as Iraq concerns settle. LONDON, Aug 8- World shares and the dollar fell on Friday and oil and gold rose after President Barack Obama authorized targeted air strikes in Iraq, stoking fears of another drawn-out conflict in the region.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 7- India has offered to significantly increase an order for U.S. attack helicopters, Indian officials said, as U.S. India has offered a follow-on order of 39 AH-64D Apache helicopters in addition to the 22 now being negotiated, an Indian Defence Ministry official said.

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 7- India has offered to increase an order for U.S. India and the United States have rapidly expanded military sales in recent years, despite discord in areas such as trade and intellectual property rights.

  • BEIJING, Aug 7- China's recent probes into Microsoft Corp and car companies including Audi and Chrysler have rekindled concerns that Beijing may be using an anti-monopoly law to support domestic firms at the expense of foreign companies.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- African leaders urged the United States on Monday to renew a trade benefits program giving duty-free access to billions of dollars of African exports for 15 years, saying it would help cement trade relations and boost development in the region.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 4- African leaders urged the United States on Monday to renew a trade benefits program giving duty-free access to billions of dollars of African exports for 15 years, saying it would help cement trade relations and boost development in the region.

  • *Comment comes after India derails global trade talks over food security objections. NEW DELHI/ GENEVA, Aug 1- India is willing to sign a global trade deal, which it has torpedoed, if other World Trade Organization members can agree to its parallel demand for concessions on stockpiling food, senior officials in New Delhi said on Friday.

  • *India derails global trade talks over food security objections. Secretary of State John Kerry told Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday that India's refusal to sign a global trade deal sent the wrong signal, and he urged New Delhi to work to resolve the row as soon as possible.