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  • LONDON, Feb 22- Claims and counter-claims about the costs and benefits of Britain's membership of the European Union are flying ahead of a June 23 referendum on whether the country should stay in. CEBR said it was not implying these jobs would be lost if Britain left the EU. The Confederation of British Industry, which supports EU membership, says academic studies...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The White House on Wednesday tried to ratchet up pressure on the Republican-led Senate to allow a vote on President Barack Obama's choice to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. The Democratic president has argued that the Senate has a constitutional duty to consider his impending...

  • *Kerry says Russia must change targets to adhere to peace deal. MUNICH, Feb 13- The United States and France criticised Russia on Saturday for bombing civilians in Syria, a charge Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected as major powers bickered openly a day after agreeing to a pause in combat. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of hitting...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. government said on Friday it had approved the sale to Pakistan of up to eight F-16 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, radar and other equipment in a deal valued at $699 million. The agency said the F-16s would allow Pakistan's Air Force to operate in all-weather environments and at night, while improving its self-defense...

  • Major powers agree to 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria

    A ceasefire will begin in a week.

  • CNBC update: Kerry arrives for Syrian war talks

    Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Munich for talks over Syria, Uber executives are facing criminal charges in French court, LAX gets an emergency landing, and the Senate approves a bill to ban Internet access taxes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shake hands before their bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs January 27, 2016 in Beijing, China.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Chinese foreign minister agreed on the need for a new U.N. Security resolution targeting North Korea.

  • Security resolution targeting North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test, though there were few signs of concrete progress. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China, North Korea's lone major backer, for more curbs on Pyongyang after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device, though the United...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that goods and services exchange between China and North Korea is one area where steps could be taken by the U.N. Security Council to sanction North Korea after its Jan. 6 nuclear test.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday that he agreed with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi about the need to reach a consensus on a "strong" resolution against North Korea from the U.N. Security Council.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on reining in North Korea's nuclear programme and easing tension in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had been expected to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on the North Korea nuclear issue and the situation in the South China Sea, U.S. Kerry, on a two-day visit to Beijing, had promised to press China to push for more curbs on North Korea after it said it had successfully conducted a test of a miniaturised hydrogen nuclear device on Jan. 6.

  • BEIJING, Jan 27- The United States and China must find a way forward on the North Korea nuclear issue and the situation in the South China Sea, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday during a meeting with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. "The second issue is of course concerns and activities in the South China Sea," Kerry said.

  • Vice President Joe Biden addresses attendees during the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland , on Jan. 20, 2016.

    Davos this year provides an excellent opportunity for big names leaving political office next year to network for new jobs, Politico's Ben White says.

  • CNBC update: J.P. Morgan workers encouraged to enjoy life

    John Kerry meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the process to end Syrian civil war; Pakistan mourns victims of attack; and J.P. Morgan Chase requires employees to take weekends off.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

    Secretary of State John Kerry says reaching that deal allows the U.S. to tackle other priorities, including Syria.

  • Sec. Kerry: Iran deal makes US safer

    The proof will be in the implementation, says Secretary of State John Kerry, discusses key details of the US-Iran nuclear agreement.

  • *U.S. sources say no reason to believe Iran involved. WASHINGTON/ BAGHDAD, Jan 19- Three U.S. citizens who disappeared last week in Baghdad were kidnapped and are being held by an Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia, two Iraqi intelligence and two U.S. government sources said on Tuesday. The U.S. sources said Washington had no reason to believe Tehran was involved in the...

  • A deal had been negotiated between Washington and Tehran for the swap but at the last minute, Iranian authorities tried to stop the Iranian-American journalist's wife, Yeganeh Salehi, from leaving with him, Ali Rezaian told CNN. "The Iranians, as they have done all along, continued to manipulate them, continued to try and mess with them and prevented Yeggie for...