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  • FACTBOX-Five American prisoners released in Iran Saturday, 16 Jan 2016 | 1:47 PM ET

    Jan 15- Iran has released five American prisoners, including a Washington Post reporter, a Christian pastor and a former U.S. The Americans released as part of a prisoner swap with Iran are Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post's Tehran bureau chief, Saeed Abedini, a pastor from Idaho, Amir Hekmati, a former Marine from Flint, Michigan, and Nosratollah...

  • *Iran releases 5 Americans, US to free 7 Iranians. *Iran says it will swiftly boost oil exports. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16-- Iran freed five Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday as the two countries staged a series of goodwill gestures ahead of the expected announcement of the lifting of international sanctions against Tehran under a nuclear deal.

  • *Iran says it will swiftly boost oil exports. VIENNA/ DUBAI, Jan 16-- Iran freed four Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday in a prisoner swap, as diplomats gathered to announce the lifting of international sanctions and bring the country of 80 million people back to the global economic stage. It is also a turning point in the hostility between...

  • VIENNA, Jan 16-- International sanctions on Iran will be lifted on Saturday when the United Nations nuclear agency declares Tehran has complied with an agreement to scale back its nuclear program, Iran's foreign minister said. Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Vienna, headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N. body expected to issue...

  • *Short-covering lifts oil from new 2004 low sparked by Iran worry. *U.S. says Iran met nuclear conditions; U.N. approval seen Friday. NEW YORK, Jan 14- Oil rebounded on Thursday, snapping an eight-day rout, as investors covered short positions but the market settled not far from 12- year lows on worries Iran may add barrels to a glutted global market sooner than...

  • *South Korea president: sanctions should cause' bone-numbing pain'. SEOUL, Jan 13- South Korea warned North Korea on Wednesday that the United States and its allies were working on sanctions to inflict "bone-numbing pain" after its latest nuclear test, and called on China to do its part to rein in its isolated neighbor. The North's nuclear test has angered both China...

  • *U.S. House sanctions vote nearly unanimous. SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, Jan 13- South Korea warned North Korea on Wednesday that the United States and its allies were working on sanctions to inflict "bone-numbing pain" after its latest nuclear test, and called on China to do its part to rein in its isolated neighbour. "We are cooperating closely with the United States and...

  • SEOUL/ WASHINGTON, Jan 13- The U.S. House of Representatives voted nearly unanimously to pass legislation to broaden sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, while South Korea called on China to play a key role in the response to the North's nuclear test last week. She noted that Beijing, a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, has stated repeatedly...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday the implementation of a nuclear deal agreed between Iran and six world powers was only days away, allowing tens of billions of dollars in sanctions against Iran to be lifted. They also talked about tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia triggered by the execution by the Saudis of a Shi'ite cleric, he said.

  • CALGARY/ WASHINGTON, Alberta, Jan 6- TransCanada Corp sued the U.S government on Wednesday to reverse President Barack Obama's rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, and also sought $15 billion in damages from a trade tribunal. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Department of Interior. The Keystone XL was designed to link...

  • Kerry talks with Kremlin about Syria peace process Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Kerry talks with Kremlin about Syria peace process

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to narrow differences with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

  • Six years earlier, countries had bitterly walked away from global climate talks in Copenhagen without a deal. The decision to reassemble in Paris to try again at getting almost 200 countries to sign a pact on cutting carbon emissions was a gamble: another collapse could the end world's ability to forge a common approach to dealing with climate change.

  • World hails historic Paris climate accord Saturday, 12 Dec 2015 | 5:47 PM ET

    A landmark global climate accord has been presented, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades.

  • PARIS, Dec 12- The global climate summit in Paris agreed a landmark accord on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming. "With a small hammer you can achieve great things," Fabius said as he gavelled the agreement, capping two weeks of tense negotiations at...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turning the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius presents climate deal for approval on Saturday. PARIS, Dec 12- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presented a landmark global climate accord on Saturday, a "historic" measure for transforming the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. Secretary of State John Kerry, in the main hall of the...

  • *France's Fabius to present new draft Saturday morning. PARIS, Dec 12- Climate negotiators in Paris appeared on the verge of clinching a landmark accord on Saturday to transform the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades and turn the tide on global warming. At the tail end of the hottest year on record and after four years of fraught U.N. talks often...

  • *Fabius optimistic after extending climate talks to Saturday. *China, Saudi Arabia, U.S. and others stick to demands. PARIS, Dec 11- French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that an ambitious global climate deal was within reach, though political concessions were still required to get over some last hurdles.

  • With the unexpected support of the United States and Europe, the agreement, due to be completed within days, seems set to go beyond the current goal of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. Even though the cuts to greenhouse gas emissions being pledged in Paris will not come close even to limiting the rise to 2 C,...