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  • Obama: US, Cuba re-open embassies, restore relations Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 12:48 PM ET
    The head of US Interest Section, Jeffrey DeLaurentis (L), talks with Cuban Foreign Vice-Minister Marcelino Medina, after giving him a letter from US President Barack Obama to Cuban President Raul Castro, during a meeting at Foreign Ministry in Havana on July 1, 2015.

    In announcing the move to open embassies after more than 50 years, President Obama also called on Congress to lift a long-standing trade embargo.

  • HAVANA/ WASHINGTON, July 1- The United States and Cuba on Wednesday formally agreed to restore diplomatic ties that had been severed for 54 years, fulfilling a pledge made six months ago by the former Cold War enemies. "Cuba is encouraged by the reciprocal intention to develop respectful and cooperative relations between our two peoples and governments," Raul...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama, in Washington, and Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna for Iran nuclear talks, will both address the...

  • WASHINGTON, June 30- The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce it has reached an agreement with Cuba to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic relations severed more than five decades ago, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday. The official said President Barack Obama, in Washington, and Secretary of State John Kerry, in Vienna for Iran nuclear talks,...

  • Kerry runs into nuke talks roadblock: Iran analyst Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:39 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

    Iran needs a nuclear deal, but it appears the U.S. wants the agreement more, Karim Sadjadpour, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment, says.

  • This could be the tipping point for oil prices Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 | 6:26 PM ET

    Iran's nuclear talks may be the catalyst to break oil prices out of a tight trading range, created by record oil production meeting a wave of surprisingly strong demand.

  • VIENNA, June 28- Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday, as U.S. and Iranian officials said talks on a final accord would likely run past a June 30 deadline. Securing an historic agreement would end a more than 12- year nuclear standoff between Iran and the West and open the...

  • VIENNA, June 26- An accord to curb Iran's nuclear program remains elusive due to disagreements on fundamental issues, France's foreign minister said on Saturday in Vienna, just days before the June 30 deadline for a deal. "What we want is a robust deal that recognizes Iran's right to civil nuclear power, but guarantees that Iran gives up definitively the nuclear...

  • Significant differences remain, notably over the pace and timing of sanctions relief for Iran and the nature of monitoring mechanisms to ensure Tehran does not cheat on any agreement. In addition to Iran and the United States, the talks include Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. The West fears that Iran has been trying to build a nuclear weapon but Iran...

  • VIENNA, June 26- The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers will meet on Saturday, a senior U.S. official said, as major differences persist over an agreement under which Iran would curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. In addition to Iran and the United States, the talks include Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia. Iran wants sanctions lifted...

  • VIENNA, June 26- As a June 30 deadline for a final nuclear deal approaches, major differences remain between Iran and world powers on several key issues including sanctions relief and U.N. access to Iranian sites, a senior Western diplomat said on Friday. "The most difficult subjects need to be resolved in the coming days," the diplomat told reporters on condition of...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Iran's foreign minister in recent days to tell him that Tehran must answer questions about whether its past atomic research was arms-related if it wants a nuclear deal, officials said. A day after Kerry made those June 16 remarks, a State Department spokesman said the words of the top U.S. diplomat had been...

  • WASHINGTON, June 24- The United States and China sought on Wednesday to stress the positives in their relationship after three days of high-level talks, but failed to narrow differences on the most contentious issues of cyber and maritime security. He said it also had "a strong national interest" in freedom of navigation and overflight- a reference to concerns...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- The United States said on Thursday it would not "paper over" differences between the United States and China when top officials of the world's two largest economies meet to discuss financial and political strategy in Washington next week. Russel said maritime disputes in the South China Sea were "not fundamentally" between the United States...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- The United States said on Thursday it would not "paper over" differences between the United States and China when top officials of the world's two largest economies meet to discuss financial and political strategy in Washington next week. Russel said maritime disputes in the South China Sea were "not fundamentally" between the United States...

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The United States and Spain signed a defense agreement on Wednesday giving U.S. Marines permanent use of Moron air base, near Seville, from which they can be quickly deployed to Africa. The mission of the 850 Marines in the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force based at Moron is to intervene in crises in Africa, including humanitarian...

  • Rubio's money problems: An asset? Friday, 12 Jun 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Here's how Marco Rubio could use his money issues as an advantage against other presidential candidates, says media consultant Mark Macias.

  • How Hillary can win back public trust Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a round table discussion, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H.

    More than half of Americans think Hillary Clinton is not honest. Here's what media consultant Mark Macias says she needs to win them back.

  • US can't sit on sidelines: Robert Hormats Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 7:10 AM ET
    US can't sit on sidelines: Robert Hormats

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates, shares his thoughts on the world's perception of U.S. foreign relations, and the importance of fighting back against terrorist.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The White House is confident it can still pursue Iran nuclear talks despite U.S. Kerry left Europe for the United States earlier on Monday after breaking his leg in a cycling accident on Sunday. "We do continue to believe that we have the time and resources necessary to pursue, and hopefully complete, the Iran negotiations," White House spokesman...