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  • BEIJING, June 7- China intends to remain open and does not believe a new law on foreign non-government bodies will affect its ability to do so, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying during talks. Kerry was speaking to reporters at the end of high-level discussions between China and the United States in Beijing.

  • DUBLIN, June 6- Iranair is discussing a historic aircraft purchase with Boeing, potentially matching an order for over 100 jets from Airbus, but obstacles to both deals need to be resolved so that last year's accord to lift sanctions can be honored, its chairman said. The Iranian flag carrier is also talking to Boeing about providing support for its aging fleet...

  • *China rejects U.S. criticisms of South China Sea activity. SINGAPORE, June 5- China rebuffed U.S. pressure to curb its activity in the South China Sea on Sunday, restating its sovereignty over most of the disputed territory and saying it "has no fear of trouble". "China will not bear the consequences, nor will it allow any infringement on its sovereignty and security...

  • *China rejects U.S. criticisms of South China Sea activity. SINGAPORE, June 5- China rebuffed U.S. pressure to curb its activity in the South China Sea on Sunday, restating its sovereignty over most of the disputed territory and saying it "has no fear of trouble". "China will not bear the consequences, nor will it allow any infringement on its sovereignty and security...

  • Joseph Biden and Hillary Clinton

    If Hillary Clinton were to lose next week's California primary by a wide margin, there could be room for Joe Biden to make a bid, says commentator Walter Isaacson.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will meet with South Korea's finance minister in Seoul this week on his way to Beijing to participate in bilateral talks with high-ranking Chinese officials, the Treasury said in a statement on Tuesday. Lew will be in Seoul from June 2-4 and will meet with Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho "to discuss bilateral...

  • *Regulations set to feature at June 6-7 U.S.- China talks. Critics fear the rules could be used to drive preferential treatment for Chinese companies supplying businesses and government departments- as China rolls out its Internet Plus and Made in China 2025 strategies, which aim to make Chinese firms world technology leaders and call for more local...

  • The long-awaited report by the State Department inspector general was the first official audit of the controversial arrangement to be made public so far, and was also critical of department record-keeping practices before Clinton's tenure. The report's highly critical findings included an account of State Department technology staff trying to...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while U.S. secretary of state broke government rules and was not approved by State Department security officials, according to an internal government watchdog's report released on Wednesday. Clinton's use of the private email server in her home in Chappaqua,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton did not comply with State Department policies on records in her use of private email while U.S. secretary of state and she declined to be interviewed for the inspector general's investigation, U.S. media outlets reported on Wednesday. The report by the department's inspector general...

  • *U.S. confident of rights progress in Vietnam. Obama was due to lay out more of his plan for stronger ties with Vietnam on the second day of his visit, after scrapping an arms ban, the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China's military buildup. Washington had for years said a lifting of the ban would require concrete steps by Vietnam...

  • President Barack Obama is set to lay out more of his plan for a stronger alliance with Vietnam on Tuesday, after scrapping an arms ban that was the last big hurdle between two countries drawn together by concern over China's military buildup. Washington had for years said a lifting of the ban would require concrete steps by Vietnam in allowing freedom of speech,...

  • A boy works at a seafood export factory in Hlaingthaya Industrial Zone, outside Yangon, Myanmar February 19, 2016. One in five children in Myanmar aged 10-17 go to work instead of school.

    Slave labor and trafficking is rampant in the fishing industry. Here's what can be done to stop it, say top WEF officials.

  • President Barack Obama began his first visit to Vietnam on Monday, a trip aimed at sealing a partnership with America's former enemy and part of his strategic "rebalance" towards Asia to counter China's growing strength in the region. The president's three-day stay is unusually long for one country, underscoring the importance he places on expanding...

  • *Suu Kyi calls for "enough space" to address Rohingya issue. *Suu Kyi cautions against using "emotive terms". The United States has long supported Suu Kyi's role in championing democratic change in Myanmar, but was surprised this month when she suggested to the new U.S. ambassador Scot Marciel to refrain from using the term' Rohingya' for the persecuted Muslim...

  • *Suu Kyi calls for "enough space" to address Rohingya issue. *Suu Kyi cautions against using "emotive terms". The United States has long supported Suu Kyi's role in championing democratic change in Myanmar, but was surprised this month when she suggested to the new U.S. ambassador Scot Marciel to refrain from using the term' Rohingya' for the persecuted Muslim...

  • *Suu Kyi calls for "enough space" to address Rohingya issue. *Suu Kyi cautions against using "emotive terms". The United States has long supported Suu Kyi's role in championing democratic change in Myanmar, but was surprised this month when she suggested to the new U.S. ambassador Scot Marciel to refrain from using the term Rohingya for the persecuted Muslim...

  • CNBC update: EgyptAir crash, Kerry in Brussels

    Greece’s Defense Minister says debris from EgyptAir flight 804 has been spotted in the Mediterranean; Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Polish and Turkish counterparts on the sidelines at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels; the man who climbed over the wall and wandered the ground of Buckingham Palace is a convicted murderer, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • WASHINGTON, May 19- The United States and European powers will work to clear up any confusion companies may have about doing business with Iran following Tehran's acceptance of a deal to curb its nuclear program, the countries said in a statement on Thursday. Despite an influx of investment into Iran from the West, uncertainty over the rules is making some firms...

  • WASHINGTON, May 18- The United States has a simple answer for executives of European banks scratching their heads over whether it is now legal for them to do business with Iran: Just ask. Any firm concerned whether a prospective business deal with Iran would be legal, Secretary of State John Kerry said before a meeting with British bankers in London last week,...