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  • *Washington conciliatory after secret talks angered Paris. *France risks losing out commercially if Iran deal struck. France, a U.N. Security Council veto-holder, has long held out for strict terms trading a loosening of international sanctions on Iran's oil-based economy in return for commitments by Tehran to show its nuclear work is as peaceful as it insists.

  • VIENNA, Nov 20- Tehran has yet to explain away allegations it conducted atomic bomb research, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday, four days before a deadline for Iran and six world powers to reach a deal on the Iranian nuclear programme. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Vienna for what are meant to be final talks to clinch a deal with Iran,...

  • VIENNA, Nov 20- Iran has yet to explain suspected atomic bomb research to the U.N. nuclear agency, its head said on Thursday, just four days before a deadline for a comprehensive deal between Iran and six world powers to end the 12- year-old controversy. Secretary of State John Kerry will attend talks with Iran, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China on Friday.

  • *Private briefings, long Naimi silence puzzle OPEC experts. LONDON, Nov 18- If Saudi Oil Minister Ali al Naimi wants to stop conspiracy theories spreading before a crucial OPEC meeting next week, it's too late. Naimi's intervention last week after a two-month silence failed to address a question energy markets want answered: is the OPEC leader no longer willing to...

  • US long-term visas issued for Chinese travelers Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 4:41 AM ET

    BEIJING— For his job with IBM, Yang Bo has so far traveled to the United States at least 10 times— and is heading to North Carolina soon for more meetings. And Ye Peng, an English teacher in Beijing, wants to take four of her elementary school students to San Jose to take classes with Americans kids. In a new agreement, announced this week during the annual Asia-Pacific...

  • Largest US business delegation ever visits Egypt Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 9:23 AM ET

    CAIRO— Representatives from over 60 U.S. companies wrapped up Tuesday a two-day visit to Egypt described as the largest such delegation in history that aimed to explore potential businesses to boost the country's ailing economy. Delegates to the conference, organized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, stayed clear of politics. Secretary of State John Kerry,...

  • LONDON, Nov 10- " The Silk Road, no longer just a concept in history books, has evolved into a story of modern logistics and Sino-European cooperation," Yang Jiechi, China's top diplomat, told a conference this month. The New Silk Road Economic Belt- from China across Central Asia and Russia to Europe- and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road- through the Malacca Strait to...

  • It is led by China but also pushed forward by the United States. The agreement commits the 21 member economies in the Asia-Pacific region, including China and the United States, to "deny safe haven to those engaged in corruption, including through extradition, mutual legal assistance and the recovery and return of proceeds of corruption". Last month, China said it...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Four Senate leaders on Friday urged President Barack Obama not to retreat from promises of strong domestic carbon cutting goals and significant aid to developing countries to combat climate change given new Republican leadership in Congress, which is expected to be hostile to such policies. With climate change skeptic James Inhofe set to...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Nov 7- The United States is considering partnering with China on improving electricity in Africa and the proposal could be part of bilateral discussions when President Barack Obama visits Beijing next week, two sources involved told Reuters. "Plans have been discussed and outline ideas drawn up but there are understandably nerves given the...

  • SEOUL, Nov 7- U.S. crude futures extended losses to around $77.85 in early Asian trades on Friday, pressured by oil supply gluts and a stronger dollar, and bringing the week's slide to more than three percent. *U.S. crude fell 7 cents at $77.84 a barrel as of 0010 GMT, after it finished down 77 cents at $77.91 on the previous session. *The euro plunged to its lowest in more...

  • At the close, Brent's front-month was down 9 cents at $82.86 a barrel, compared to its 90 cent- fall earlier in the day. On Thursday, oil prices came under renewed pressure after OPEC's insistence that it was "not panicking" over the near 30 percent fall in Brent's value since June. Traders took that to mean there will be no output cuts at OPEC's Nov. 27 meeting.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- Oil markets fell back on Thursday after a one-day spike as worries about high supplies returned to haunt traders, while the dollar pressed on with its rally which weighed on commodities priced in the currency. Benchmark Brent was down 60 cents, or 0.7 percent, at $82.35 a barrel by 11:20 a.m. EST. U.S. crude was off $1.05, or 1.3 percent, at $77.63, after...

  • *Potential for Iran deal weighs on prices. LONDON, Nov 6- Brent crude oil fell towards $82 a barrel on Thursday as apparent momentum towards a deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear programme and a strong U.S. dollar overwhelmed supply shocks in the Middle East. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that a deal between Iran and six world powers...

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Brent crude oil fell below $83 a barrel on Thursday as apparent momentum towards a deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear programme and higher U.S. inventories overwhelmed supply shocks in the Middle East. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that a deal between Iran and six world powers would be harder to achieve after a Nov....

  • LONDON, Nov 6- Brent crude oil was steady below $83 a barrel on Thursday as apparent momentum towards a deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear programme and higher U.S. inventories offset supply shocks in the Middle East. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that a deal between Iran and six world powers would be harder to achieve after a Nov....

  • UPDATE 3-Brent falls below $83 on oversupply Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 4:28 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- Brent crude oil fell below $83 a barrel on Thursday, as apparent momentum towards a deal between Iran and world powers over its nuclear programme, and a U.S. inventory build, added to concerns of oversupply. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that a deal between Iran and the P5 +1 group of countries would be harder to achieve after a Nov. 24...

  • NEW DELHI, Nov 5- Indian refiners completed payment of $900 million in frozen oil revenues to Iran on Wednesday under an interim deal that eased some sanctions against Tehran over its disputed nuclear work, said industry sources with direct knowledge of the matter. Iran and the United States, China, France, Germany, Britain and Russia agreed in July to extend the...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a visit to Canada that he would like to make a decision soon on TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline. TransCanada has waited more than six years for the Obama administration to make a decision on the line, which would take as much as 830,000 barrels per day of Alberta tar sands crude to refineries on...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a visit to Canada that he would like to make a decision soon on TransCanada Corp's controversial Keystone XL crude oil pipeline but needs to wait for due diligence.