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  • 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,...

  • 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,...

  • Taiwan's president-elect Tsai Ying-wen takes office this Friday amid political pressure from Beijing.

    China’s piling the pressure on Taiwan’s President-elect Tsai Ing-wen to acknowledge the "One-China" policy just days before she officially takes over.

  • WASHINGTON, May 17- The United States eased some sanctions on Myanmar on Tuesday to support political reforms and economic growth in the country but retained other measures to discourage human rights abuses and military trade with North Korea, U.S. officials said. But the United States also strengthened measures targeting Steven Law, a man already...

  • VIENNA, May 17- Soldiers from Azerbaijan and Nagorno-Karabakh were killed early on Tuesday, hours after the Armenian and Azeri presidents agreed on the need for a peaceful settlement to the conflict in the breakaway region where violence flared again last month. Monday's meeting between Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev in...

  • VIENNA, May 16- The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed on Monday on the need for a ceasefire and a peaceful settlement to the conflict in breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh, according to a joint statement by the United States, France and Russia. The two leaders also agreed at a meeting in Vienna they would fix the time and place of their next meeting in June and...

  • VIENNA, May 16- The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Vienna on Monday in an attempt by the United States, Russia and France to try to end violence in the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region and push for peace talks. It will be the first meeting by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and Azeri President Ilham Aliyev since a dramatic flare-up in...

  • LONDON, May 12- Countries from Britain to Afghanistan pledged on Thursday to set up public registers of company ownership in a collective effort to make it harder to launder the proceeds of corruption around the globe. The build-up to the event was marred by Cameron being caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan, which are both taking part, as "...

  • LONDON, May 12- Prime Minister David Cameron pledged on Thursday to set up a public register to show who owns properties in Britain, in an effort to stop stolen funds being laundered through London's property market. The build-up to the event was marred by Cameron being caught on camera describing Nigeria and Afghanistan, which are both taking part, as "...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry told Europe's top banks they have nothing to fear from resuming business with Iran, as long as they make proper checks on trade partners and pursue "legitimate business". About 10 executives from leading European banks took part in the meeting, along with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, secretary of state for business...

  • Secretary of State John Kerry leaves his hotel on the way to mass at the St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, Austria July 12, 2015 where the Iran nuclear talks meetings are being held. World powers raced to clinch a landmark deal to prevent Iran acquiring a nuclear bomb, with a source close to the marathon talks saying an agreement was '98-percent' completed.

    European banks should not fear retaliation from the United States for resuming legitimate trade ties with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

  • LONDON, May 12- European banks should not fear retaliation from the United States for resuming legitimate trade ties with Iran, U.S. About 10 executives from top European banks took part in the meeting, according to a British official, during which Kerry sought to allay bankers' concerns following past fines for lenders for breaking Iran sanctions.

  • LONDON, May 12- European banks should not fear punishment from the United States for resuming legitimate trade ties with Iran, U.S. The United States and Europe lifted sanctions in January under a deal with Iran to limit its nuclear programme, but other U.S. sanctions remain, including a ban on Iran- linked transactions in dollars being processed through the U.S....

  • Cameron is hosting representatives of about 50 states at the anti-corruption conference, including the presidents of Afghanistan and Nigeria, which he said were "possibly the two most corrupt countries in the world", when he was caught on camera talking about the conference to Queen Elizabeth this week. France, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Afghanistan would...