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  • WASHINGTON— The inspections regime put in place to closely monitor Iran's nuclear activity is in jeopardy unless the U.S. and other nations contribute more money, the head of the U.N.' s International Atomic Energy Agency said Wednesday. Republicans and Democrats in Congress have pushed back sharply on President Donald Trump's proposed cuts, an indication...

  • *Trade settlement mechanism between India, Iran breaks down. *India, Iran seek European bank to settle trade in euros. NEW DELHI, March 22- India is exploring setting up a new payments mechanism for trade with Iran, after its old sanctions workaround broke down, as state banks remain fearful of handling payments from Tehran in case the United States imposes a fresh...

  • NEW YORK— David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Unlike his brothers Nelson, the governor of New York who hungered for the White House and was briefly vice president, and Winthrop, a governor of Arkansas, David Rockefeller wielded power and influence without...

  • Saudi Minister of Energy Khalid Al-Falih speaks to reporters during the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on Jan. 16, 2017.

    Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih on Thursday said relations between his country and the United States have never been better.

  • Khalid Al-Falih, Saudi Arabia's energy and industry minister, speaks to a member of his delegation ahead of the 171st Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016.

    Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih urged better delivery from OPEC and 11 other nations that have vowed to reduce oil supply.

  • President Donald Trump signs a revised executive order for a U.S. travel ban on Monday, leaving Iraq off the list of targeted countries, at the Pentagon in Washington.

    More than half a dozen states are trying to stop the ban. Hearings were scheduled Wednesday in Maryland, Washington state and Hawaii.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks with Mohammed bin Salman, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's deputy crown prince and minister of defense, left, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

    The two leaders agreed in a meeting that Iran represents a regional security threat.

  • LONDON, March 13- Iran has signed a $1 billion deal with private investors to develop Mehdiabad, one of the world's largest zinc mines, which it expects to go on stream in the next four years and produce 800,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate per year. The state-owned Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation said in a weekend...

  • The European Union has prolonged for six months until Sept. 15 a blacklist of Russian and Crimean individuals and firms accused of undermining Ukraine's integrity and independence.

  • LONDON, March 13- Iran has signed a $1 billion deal with private investors to develop Mehdiabad, one of the world's largest zinc mines, which it expects will go on stream in the next four years and produce 800,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate per year. The Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation said in a weekend statement it...

  • LONDON, March 13- Iran has signed a $1 billion deal with private investors to develop Mehdiabad, one of the world's largest zinc mines, which it expects will go on stream in the next four years and producing 800,000 tonnes of zinc concentrate per year. The Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organisation said in a weekend statement it...

  • TEHRAN, Iran— Iran's state TV is reporting that the second of 100 planes it purchased from Airbus follovwing its nuclear deal with world powers has landed in the capital Tehran. Iran Air received the first aircraft from Airbus in January. Iran Air finalized a deal with the European plane maker in December for 100 planes for $18 billion.

  • DUBAI, March 11- An Airbus A330 airliner arrived in Tehran on Saturday, the second of 200 Western-built passenger aircraft ordered by IranAir following the lifting of sanctions on Iran last year. The A330 was handed over in Toulouse, France on Friday and joins a smaller A321 delivered to Iran earlier this year. Iran has ordered 100 airliners from European...

  • Iranian-Americans fear impact of immigration ban

    MSNBC's Cal Perry reports on how Southern California's Iranian community is reacting to President Trump's travel ban.

  • LONDON, March 10- Royal Dutch Shell has bought only three cargoes of Iranian oil since sanctions were eased a year ago, a small fraction of what it used to buy and an indication of the legal difficulties and high prices that still hamper the trade. After an accord was reached over Iran's nuclear programme, the European Union eased sanctions on Iran in January 2016...

  • People protest against President Donald Trump as they gather to walk toward Mar-a-Lago Resort where he is staying for the weekend on February 4, 2017 in Palm Beach, Florida.

    Hawaii intends to file a legal challenge Wednesday to President Donald Trump's new travel order, NBC News reports.

  • Sec. Ross: ZTE has confessed but we've not heard from the Chinese government

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses the investigation into Chinese tech company ZTE over trade violations and the penalties leveled at them.

  • Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses the investigation into Chinese tech company ZTE over trade violations, trade negotiations and technology.

  • Ross: Putting the world on notice that improper trade gains are over with

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross makes a statement about the trade violations from ZTE.

  • GENEVA, March 7- Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary Seat is considering selling its cars in Iran to broaden its reach beyond the crowded European market, its chief executive said on Tuesday. Seat has been invited by the Spanish government to explore opportunities in Iran but entering the market would require major investment and only work in conjunction with...