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NEW DELHI, Dec 27- India has sought details about staff in American schools in the country for possible tax violations and revoked ID cards of U.S. consular officials and their families, retaliatory steps for the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
CAIRO, Dec 27- Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, leaving at least three dead in protests after the army-backed government declared the group a terrorist organisation. Another man was killed in Minya, a bastion of Islamist support south of Cairo.
CAIRO, Dec 27- Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police clashed across Egypt on Friday, leaving at least two dead in protests after the army-backed government declared the group a terrorist organisation. An 18- year-old Brotherhood supporter was shot dead during clashes in the Nile Delta city of Damietta, police said.
NEW YORK, Dec 18- The Dec. 12 arrest of Devyani Khobragade, a deputy consul general at India's consulate in Manhattan, has precipitated quite a diplomatic brouhaha. It's a big mess, but there could be a relatively easy way out for both Khobragade and the State Department: retroactive diplomatic immunity.
HO CHI MINH CITY, Dec 14- In his first visit to Vietnam as America's top diplomat, John Kerry urged the country's leaders to strengthen their commitment to human rights and allow more freedom of expression, including on the Internet.
Secretary of State John Kerry will seek closer trade and security ties between the United States and Vietnam in a visit that began on Saturday and in which he will also raise human right concerns. While Kerry visited Vietnam 13 times as a U.S. senator it is his first to the country as secretary of state.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- Ukraine assured the United States on Wednesday that it had a policy against using the armed forces against demonstrators, the Pentagon said, after Washington expressed alarm at Kiev's deployment of riot police against anti-government protests.
WASHINGTON, Dec 11- John Podesta's return to the White House could dim prospects for the Keystone XL pipeline's approval, environmentalists said Wednesday, as the Democratic Party elder and Keystone critic crafts policies to curb climate change.
KIEV, Dec 11- Ukrainian protesters stood their ground on Wednesday after an overnight sweep by riot police and their leaders dismissed an offer of talks from a president they say must quit for favouring ties with Russia over the European Union.
KIEV, Dec 11- Scores of Ukrainian riot police withdrew on Wednesday morning from a protest camp after moving against protesters overnight in the authorities' biggest attempt yet to disburse weeks of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich.
WASHINGTON, Dec 10- The first winter snowfall of the season slowed U.S. government operations on Tuesday but did not bring them to a standstill, with Congress, the Supreme Court and financial regulators meeting for business as usual.
*OPEC keeps production target unchanged. *John Kerry: core sanctions against Iran remain in place despite interim deal.
*John Kerry: core sanctions against Iran remain in place despite interim deal. LONDON, Dec 5- Brent crude oil slipped towards $111 a barrel on Thursday, as traders weighed whether positive U.S. data would prompt the Federal Reserve to start curbing its monthly bond-buying programme.
Prime Minister Mykola Azarov defended his government's handling of the crisis since Kiev walked away from a trade deal with the European Union, and clashed with Germany's foreign minister over charges that police had used excessive force against the protesters.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The heads of two U.S. Senate committees overseeing national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over a recent network supply deal between China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Washington ally South Korea.
WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The heads of two U.S. Senate committees that oversee national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over news reports that China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has been chosen to build a nationwide wireless network in South Korea.
KIEV, Dec 4- Ukraine's government faced a tightening blockade of key buildings by protesters in the capital Kiev on Wednesday amid a crisis over its rejection of closer ties with the European Union that has piled pressure on the creaking economy.
KIEV, Dec 3- Ukraine's embattled government held onto power in parliament on Tuesday but President Viktor Yanukovich left on a trip to China with much of the centre of the capital in the hands of furious protesters who say they will not leave until he quits.
This is essentially the problem both the Obama administration and the Iranian leadership confront in reaching a final settlement, or at least a durable long-term agreement, over Iran's nuclear programme. President Barack Obama nor Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is personally at risk.
The Senate is working on new sanctions in case Iran cheats on its pledge to roll back its nuclear program.