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  • 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.

  • US may tighten border controls after Ottawa attack Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 8:13 AM ET

    U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants.

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank,...

  • SHANGHAI, Oct 24- Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China- backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China's proposed $50 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is seen as a challenge to the World Bank and Asian...

  • US spent $7.6B against Afghan poppy...to no avail Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    An Afghan policeman destroys poppies during a campaign against narcotics in Kunar province, April 29, 2014.

    Although the US spent $7.6 billion to eradicate poppy in Afghanistan, cultivation of the opium source is at an all time high.

  • *Clashes in Mong Kok protest hotspot early on Sunday. HONG KONG, Oct 20- A deepening sense of impasse gripped Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week, with the government having limited options to end the crisis and demonstrators increasingly willing to confront police. Hopes of easing the worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain...

  • Their forthcoming meeting in Milan is an encouraging sign for Moscow, Kiev and the West, who are balancing on the brink of a new gas rift following Russia's decision to cut supplies to Ukraine because of mounting debt. Ukraine faces possible energy shortages this winter if no deal is reached, which in turn risks causing disruptions to Europe's gas supplies-- as...

  • India's Jan-Sept Iran oil imports up 38 pct y/y -trade Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 2:37 AM ET

    *India's total Sept oil imports drop 1.9 pct y/y- trade. NEW DELHI, Oct 15- India's oil imports from Iran rose 38 percent in the first nine months of the year as shipments surged with an easing of Western sanctions over Tehran's suspected nuclear activities, tanker arrival data obtained from trade sources shows. Diplomats from the United States, the European Union...

  • Russian natural gas producer Gazprom cut supplies to Ukraine in June after Kiev failed to pay gas debts which Russia says have now reached more than $5 billion. Ukraine faces a possibility of energy shortages this winter if no deal is reached, risking a replay of the disruptions to Europe's gas supplies seen in 2006 and 2009. Europe receives a third of its gas...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors could be achieved. "Out of this conference must come not just money but a renewed commitment from everybody to work for peace that meets the aspirations of all, for Israelis, for...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry told him on Oct. 8 that the world's second biggest greenhouse gas emitter behind China may announce a major injection of money into the Green Climate Fund created by the United Nations. "He says that the U.S. is considering seriously to make a significant announcement even before the Lima conference, probably next month," Gutierrez...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 10- The United States may make a major contribution to a fund in November that would help poor countries prepare for and combat climate change, said the foreign minister of Peru, the country hosting a crucial round of climate negotiations in December. Secretary of State John Kerry told him on Oct. 8 that the world's second biggest greenhouse gas...

  • Brent for November delivery was down 41 cents at $90.97 by 1200 GMT, having fallen to $90.83 earlier. The front-month contract fell as low as $90.57 on Wednesday, the lowest since June 2012, before recovering to close at $91.38- still down 73 cents. November crude lost 12 cents to $87.19 after closing $1.54 down in the previous session, during which it hit its lowest...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Brent oil fell to $91 a barrel on Thursday, heading back to over two year lows, as a supply glut and concerns about global growth have pushed it 20 percent down from its peak in June. Brent for November delivery was down 34 cents at $91.04 by 1005 GMT, having fallen to $90.98 minutes earlier. The front-month contract fell as low as $90.57 on Wednesday, the...

  • LONDON, Oct 9- Brent oil futures steadied above $91 a barrel on Thursday, supported by a slide in the dollar but a glut in supply and concerns about global growth kept it not far above a 27 month low hit in the previous day. Brent for November delivery was up 26 cents at $91.64 by 0819 GMT. The front-month contract fell as low as $90.57 on Wednesday, the lowest since June...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Brent crude futures rose towards $92 a barrel on Thursday, after rebounding from a 27- month low hit in the previous session as the U.S. dollar weakened on the possibility the Federal Reserve could hold off raising interest rates. Low interest rates "might be around for a little bit, which is supportive for commodities, not just oil," said Mark Keenan,...

  • SINGAPORE, Oct 9- Brent crude futures held steady above $91 a barrel on Thursday, after rebounding from a 27- month low hit in the previous session as the U.S. dollar weakened on the possibility the Federal Reserve could hold off raising interest rates. Low interest rates "might be around for a little bit, which is supportive for commodities, not just oil," said Mark...

  • SINGAPORE Oct 9- Brent crude futures held steady above $91 a barrel on Thursday, after rebounding from a 27- month low hit in the previous session as the U.S. dollar weakened on the possibility the Federal Reserve could hold off raising interest rates. Low interest rates "might be around for a little bit, which is supportive for commodities, not just oil," said Mark...

  • SINGAPORE Oct 9- U.S. crude futures climbed towards $88 a barrel on Thursday, rebounding after falling to their lowest level in 18 months on a weaker dollar and a draw on inventories at the Cushing delivery hub. *U.S. crude inventories surged by 5 million barrels in the week to Oct. 3, far higher than the 1.5 million barrel build forecast by analysts, data from the U.S....

  • DALLAS, Oct 8- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died on Wednesday and the government ordered five airports screen passengers from West Africa for fever, underscoring concerns about U.S. treatment and preparedness for the virus. The administration of President Barack Obama has been under pressure from lawmakers to enhance screening...