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  • The U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, after receiving Obama's veto message, immediately countered by announcing the Republican-led chamber would attempt to override it by March 3. The TransCanada Corp pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels a day of mostly Canadian oil sands crude to Nebraska en route to refineries and ports along the U.S.

  • CNBC update: Disney World raises prices Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 10:28 AM ET
    CNBC update: Disney World raises prices

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports this hour's top headlines, including Greece's bailout concerns, and the latest ticket hike at Disney World.

  • MINSK, Feb 12- Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed a deal offering a "glimmer of hope" for an end to conflict in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, but the United States said continued, intense fighting ran counter to the spirit of the accord. The deal, announced after more than 16 hours of discussions through the night in the Belarussian capital Minsk, was followed...

  • *Europeans spar with U.S. senators over arming Ukraine. MUNICH, Feb 8- The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agreed to meet in Belarus on Wednesday to try to broker a peace deal for Ukraine amid escalating violence there and signs of cracks in the transatlantic consensus on confronting Vladimir Putin. After the call, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko...

  • ANKARA/ NEW YORK, Feb 7- Iran's foreign minister has warned the United States that failure to agree a nuclear deal would likely herald the political demise of pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, Iranian officials said, raising the stakes as the decade-old stand-off nears its end-game. Secretary of State John Kerry at several meetings in recent weeks,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. business lobbies called on the White House this week for help to overturn new Chinese cybersecurity regulations they say would hurt market opportunities abroad and jobs in the U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Feb. 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 16 other U.S. business lobbies said the new rules raised questions about China's...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, is seeing a big spike in demand for its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from Eastern Europe, a top company executive said on Thursday. Several Eastern European countries have already submitted a formal request for the aircraft to the U.S. government, Samir Mehta, president of Sikorsky Defense...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 5- U.S. business lobbies have called on the White House for help to overturn new Chinese cybersecurity regulations they say would hurt market opportunities and U.S jobs. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Feb. 4, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and 16 other U.S. business lobbies said the new rules raised questions about China's international...

  • *Ukraine's economy hit by conflict in the east. *IMF mission has extended visit as Kiev seeks loans. KIEV, Feb 5- Ukraine's hryvnia currency plunged about 30 percent against the dollar on Thursday, traders said, after the central bank abandoned the foreign currency auctions that had effectively pegged the exchange rate.

  • *Ukraine's economy hit by conflict in the east. *IMF mission has extended visit as Kiev seeks loans. KIEV, Feb 5- Ukraine's central bank announced on Thursday a big increase in its main interest rate to 19.5 percent to try to avert financial collapse, brought ever closer by fighting in the country's east and a lack of foreign funding.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- President Barack Obama's pick to become defense secretary told Congress on Wednesday he was leaning in favor of providing arms to Ukraine but later cautioned that the focus must remain on pressuring Russia economically and politically. Ashton Carter, a former Pentagon No. 2, told the Senate Armed Services Committee he would "very much...

  • President Barack Obama met with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah and bolster a relationship that now stretches well beyond oil interests to security cooperation across the volatile Gulf Arab region. Saudi Arabia, the Middle East's top Sunni power, has been anxious over the possibility that the talks would lead to...

  • Global turmoil: A 'world in transition' Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Global turmoil: A 'world in transition'

    John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State "remains optimistic" in this current world of turmoil, giving three examples of individuals giving up their terror-related worlds for a life of "building" and not "destroying."

  • HAVANA, Jan 22- The United States and Cuba began historic discussions on restoring diplomatic relations on Thursday, aiming to reach agreement on the opening of embassies in each other's countries. Senior U.S. officials say they hope Cuba will agree to reopen embassies and appoint ambassadors in each other's capitals in coming months. The United States also...

  • HAVANA, Jan 22- The United States and Cuba launch talks on Thursday on restoring diplomatic relations after a contentious session on immigration accentuated the difficulties in overcoming half a century of hostilities. Senior U.S. officials say they hope Cuba will agree to reopen embassies and appoint ambassadors in each other's capitals in coming months.

  • HAVANA, Jan 21- The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in 35 years began talks on Wednesday aimed at restoring diplomatic relations and eventually opening up full trade and travel ties between two adversaries locked in Cold War-era hostilities. He also urged Congress to start work on ending the embargo but critics at home say Obama first needs to win...

  • Davos '15: Gates, Soros, Pharrell to tackle crises Tuesday, 20 Jan 2015 | 11:28 AM ET
    An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.

    Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.

  • GANDHINAGAR, India, Jan 11- There could be progress on U.S.- India civil nuclear cooperation, solar power and climate change when U.S. President Barack Obama visits India in two weeks, U.S. officials said on Sunday. Obama's visit to India and trips by Kerry and other U.S. senior officials aim to woo India as a strategic partner and to win greater access to the vast...

  • GANDHINAGAR, India, Jan 11- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised on Sunday to pursue predictable policies and ensure stable taxes, in a speech that sought to address key concerns for foreign investors in Asia's third-largest economy. President Barack Obama visits India later this month. Along with speakers from Japan, Canada and Singapore, Kerry...

  • GANDHINAGAR, India, Jan 11- Global statesmen and business titans descended on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on Sunday to pay homage to the man they count on to unleash big-bang reforms and create one of the few bright spots in a troubled world economy. Big business cheered Modi when he won India's strongest election mandate in 30 years last May,...