Prime Minister John Key, whose National Party won a decisive election victory last month that saw it return to power for a third consecutive term, outlined his plans at the ceremonial opening of the nation's 51st Parliament. In accordance with New Zealand parliamentary tradition, Key's opening speech was delivered by the governor general, Sir Jerry Mateparae.» Read More
*Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. *Iraq's oil exports near record rates in June. NEW YORK, June 23- Brent crude fell toward $114 on Monday, putting it on track for the largest one-day decline in more than five weeks, as concerns waned that a Sunni Islamist insurgency in Iraq would cut the country's oil exports.
More Iraqi cities have fallen to the heavily armed al-Qaida linked Sunni group. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details.
*Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. *Iraq's oil exports near record rates in June. Although insurgents made further gains at the weekend Iraq's crude exports have not yet been slowed by the conflict.
We need to do whatever we can for the Kurds up in the north, says Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), sharing his thoughts on the political turmoil sweeping Iraq and what the U.S. should do to help.
John Kingston, Platts Global director of news, provides insight on oil production in Iraq as the ongoing crisis prompts some cutbacks in northern production.
*Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. LONDON, June 23- Brent crude held near $115 a barrel on Monday, supported by worries about potential disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents took control of strongholds along the border with Syria at the weekend.
David Phillips, "The Kurdish Spring" author, explains why the U.S. needs a plan on the Iraq crisis and should foster a relationship with Turkey.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports Secretary John Kerry is urging Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki to form an inclusive government.
*Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized three towns in Iraq's western Anbar province after taking control of two frontier crossings on the Iraq- Syrian border at the weekend.
John Kerry landed in Baghdad on Monday to press the Prime Minister to form a more inclusive government in response to a Sunni insurgency.
*Sunni insurgents capture 3 towns in Iraq's Anbar. SINGAPORE, June 23- Brent crude rose above $115 a barrel on Monday, holding near a nine-month high amid concerns of possible disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents seized control of more towns over the weekend.
*Sunni insurgents capture 3 towns in Iraq's Anbar. SINGAPORE June 23- Brent crude rose above $115 a barrel on Monday, holding near a nine-month high amid concerns of possible disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents seized control of more towns over the weekend.
SINGAPORE June 23- U.S. crude futures were trading close to nine-month highs above $107 a barrel on Monday amid mounting concerns over Iraq as Sunni insurgents moved towards Baghdad, seizing more towns on Sunday. The United States is scheduled to discuss possible supply disruptions due to the Iraq crisis with Gulf states later this week.
SINGAPORE, June 23- Gold was trading steady near its highest in two months on Monday as escalating violence in Iraq and geopolitical tensions supported the metal's safe-haven appeal.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.
Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.
As al-Qaeda gains ground in Iraq, Rep. Mike Coffman, (R-Colo.), discusses the growing terror threat for the U.S. and what John Kerry should do when he meets with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports U.S. Secretary Kerry is headed to Iraq after President Obama announced he is sending support to help battle Sunni insurgency.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the U.S. intelligence is developing more information about potential ISIL targets and going forward will be prepared to take military action if necessary.