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  • Watchdog: US Ambassador Kennedy used private email Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Senior staff at the U.S. Embassy to Japan, including Ambassador Caroline Kennedy, have used personal email accounts for official business, an internal investigator said in a report Tuesday. The State Department's Office of Inspector General said that it identified instances where emails labeled "sensitive but unclassified" were sent from or...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 18- There is no timeline for reestablishing U.S. commercial air travel to Cuba, the State Department said on Tuesday following media reports that Washington was working to begin scheduled flights between the two countries as soon as December. "We remain in contact with the Cuban government regarding the establishment of scheduled air service,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 17- The White House is seeking an agreement with Cuba to begin scheduled commercial flights between the two countries as soon as December, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing officials. On Friday, U.S. Marines hoisted the American flag at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years at a ceremony led by Secretary of State John...

  • HAVANA, Aug 14- Cuba's lead negotiator in talks with Washington told Reuters on Friday that the island's internal affairs would never be on the table and Havana would never move "one millimeter" to placate enemies in the United States. "Decisions on internal matters are not negotiable and will never be put on the negotiating agenda in conversations with the...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 11- If the United States walks away from the nuclear deal with Iran and demands that its allies comply with U.S. sanctions, a loss of confidence in U.S. leadership could threaten the dollar's position as the world's reserve currency, the top U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday. Defending the July 14 Vienna agreement between Iran and world powers that he helped...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry expressed confidence on Friday that an ambitious Pacific trade pact could be completed this year and said a recent nuclear deal with Iran proved hurdles in international agreements could be overcome. Kerry likened the TPP talks to a deal negotiated over 18 months between Iran and six other countries to lift sanctions in return...

  • Kerry says Pacific trade pact must stay on track Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 11:59 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry expressed the need to forge ahead to "finish the job" on an ambitious Trans-Pacific Partnership during a meeting with Vietnam's president on Friday, a week after lengthy talks in Hawaii ended with no deal. The Pacific pact is a "mega regional" accord set to cover 12 countries with a combined GDP of $28 trillion, among them Australia,...

  • ISMAILIA, Egypt, Aug 6- Egypt received a show of international support on Thursday as it inaugurated a major extension of the Suez Canal which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will power an economic turnaround in the Arab world's most populous country. The former armed forces chief, who led a military takeover two years ago but ran for president as a civilian...

  • ISMAILIA, Egypt, Aug 6- Egypt staged a show of international support on Thursday as it inaugurated a major extension of the Suez Canal which President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi hopes will power an economic turnaround in the Arab world's most populous country. The former armed forces chief, who led a military takeover two years ago but ran for president as a civilian...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday accused China of not allowing freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed South China Sea, despite giving assurances that such freedoms would not be impeded. China has repeatedly warned Philippine military aircraft away from the artificial islands in the Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea,...

  • KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday that Beijing had halted land reclamation in the South China Sea, and called on countries in the region to speed up talks on how claimant states should conduct themselves in the disputed waters. In June, China said it would soon complete some of its reclamation in the Spratly archipelago of the...

  • "As with any complex negotiation... there remain details to be hashed out," Kerry said in a speech during a stop in Singapore on his way to meetings of the 10 nation Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Malaysia on Wednesday. "Last week in Hawaii, we made good progress in our negotiations," he said adding that countries negotiating the 12- nation...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 3- In the weeks leading up to a critical annual U.S. report on human trafficking that publicly shames the world's worst offenders, human rights experts at the State Department concluded that trafficking conditions hadn't improved in Malaysia and Cuba. And in China, they found, things had grown worse. As a result, not only Malaysia, Cuba and China, but...

  • Google, Apple, Goldman Sachs and 10 other well-known companies joined the White House in launching the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, a campaign that the White House said would inject $140 billion in low-carbon investments into the global economy. Mindy Lubber, president of environmental investor group Ceres, applauded the announcements but said...

  • On the Democratic side is Andrew Bleeker, a 30- year-old wunderkind who founded the digital consulting firm Bully Pulpit Interactive after whipping up President Barack Obama's digital outreach strategy for his second presidential run in 2012.. The veteran strategist helped sweep several Republican senators into office in 2014, including Iowa's Joni...

  • Kerry says speech by Iran leader "very disturbing". *Impact on Brent from Iran crude may be milder- Barclays. "They suggest implementing the Iran nuclear deal may not be as straightforward as it originally seemed, and maybe therefore Iranian oil exports could reach the market more slowly than expected.

  • Kerry says speech by Iran leader "very disturbing". A nuclear deal between Iran and the West that is likely to unleash more oil on a market where slowing Chinese growth and a faltering European recovery have eaten into demand and stripped almost 11 percent off the price of crude oil so far in July. They suggest implementing the Iran nuclear deal may not be as...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday welcomed the "new beginning" of ties between the United States and Cuba but said many differences remained between the two nations and that full normalization will be a long and complex process.

  • In Iran deal, the whole world wins Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 3:52 PM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry reacts as he delivers a statement on the Iran talks deal at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015.

    Iran's historic deal will pay dividends for its neighbors and will spur economic growth in markets the world over, says trader Naeem Aslam.

  • *Sanctions would "snap back" after 65 days if Iran violates deal. VIENNA, July 14- Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of negotiations with an agreement that could transform the Middle East. Under the deal, sanctions imposed by the United States, European Union and United Nations will be lifted in return for Iran...