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  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The United States and Russia see Islamic State as a common enemy but are failing to overcome deep mutual distrust and agree on how to tackle the threat together, making any role for Moscow in the U.S.-led campaign unlikely, say U.S. officials.

  • Top U.S. officials from the White House, Pentagon and State Department met with representatives from 44 countries and multilateral agencies, including the United Nations and World Bank, to call for implementation of 7- year-old global standards for dealing with deadly epidemics and other health dangers, including biological attacks.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations and economies.

  • Tim Cook on climate change: 'Time to act now' Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 4:57 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook took on the hot-button issue of climate change on Monday during the Climate Week NYC 2014 conference.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a $6 trillion energy market by revamping the country's fractured electricity grid, a move that he said would boost the competitiveness of renewable energy.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 17- The United States said on Wednesday it will press India's new prime minister to end his blockage of a global trade pact when he visits Washington this month, something that could dampen the mood of a trip aimed at revitalizing strategic ties.

  • BEIJING, Sept 16- A signboard at the top of a staircase in the ageing Beijing offices of the National Development and Reform Commission directs lawyers and company officials to numbered conference rooms for antitrust meetings.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • *Paris conference supports military action in Iraq, no mention of Syria. PARIS/ DUBAI, Sept 15- Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both Iraq and Syria.

  • PARIS, Sept 15- World powers backed military measures on Monday to help defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq, boosting Washington's efforts to set up a coalition, but made no mention of the tougher diplomatic challenge next door in Syria.

  • CAIRO, Sept 15- Egypt's tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval, violence and street protests, could fully recover by the end of next year if regional turmoil does not spread to the Arab world's biggest country, the tourism minister said.

  • *France sends fighter jets for reconnaissance mission over Iraq. PARIS, Sept 15- French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for united international action to tackle the threat from Islamic State militants as he opened a conference on Iraq bringing together members of a U.S.-led coalition.

  • CAIRO, Sept 15- Egypt's tourism industry, battered by three years of political upheaval and street protests, could fully recover by the end of 2015 if current levels of stability persist, the tourism minister said.

  • US says Middle East to help fight IS, UK cautious Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:35 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    Washington said countries in the Middle East have offered to join airstrikes against IS militants, but Britain held back.

  • WASHINGTON/ LONDON, Sept 14- Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another.

  • *Overnight poll a slim majority for Scotland to remain in U.K.. NEW YORK, Sept 11- Sterling rose from 10- month lows on Thursday after a poll reduced some fears of Scotland leaving the United Kingdom, which briefly provided support for global equity prices before their gains faded.

  • *Saudi says cuts output, but overall OPEC supply rises. LONDON, Sept 10- Oil dropped to a 17- month low close to $98 a barrel on Wednesday as rising supplies and weak demand helped extend losses into a fifth session, while OPEC lowered the projected demand for its crude and U.S. product stocks jumped.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- Brent crude oil prices fell back below $100 per barrel on Tuesday in volatile trade, down for a fourth day and under pressure from strong supplies. However, the potential for disruption to production in Iraq where a violent insurgency by Islamic State continues has helped prevent further weakness.

  • BEIJING, Sept 9- China's tough competition policy is souring the mood for foreign investment, a European business lobby said on Tuesday, in the latest report to criticise Chinese regulators over a series of contentious investigations into international firms.

  • The potential for supply disruption in Iraq where a violent insurgency by Islamic State continues has helped prevent further weakness. Brent was trading up 33 cents at $100.53 at 1135 GMT after ending the previous session 62 cents lower. On Monday, prices slid below $100 for the first time in more than 14 months and hit a low of $99.36- the weakest since May 1, 2013.