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  • SEATTLE, Sept 22- Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Seattle area on Tuesday to kick off a week-long U.S. visit that will include meetings with U.S. business leaders, a black-tie state dinner at the White House hosted by President Barack Obama and an address at the United Nations. U.S. government and business leaders aim to strike a balance between forging...

  • Reinsurers call for action at climate change summit Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 1:21 PM ET

    MONACO, Sept 16- Politicians must act to cap global warming when they meet at a United Nations summit at the end of the year as the financial and humanitarian consequences of natural catastrophes become ever clearer, reinsurers meeting at an industry conference said. "Definitely we expect political courage to move in a direction that shows responsibility...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 10- The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday approved what it described as global "basic principles" for sovereign debt restructuring processes to improve the global financial system, an initiative that was inspired by Argentina's debt crisis. There were 136 votes in favor, six against and 41 abstentions in the vote on the...

  • Why Nobel-winning economists are supporting Syriza Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman

    Today a group of leading economists are asking the UN to vote on principles that govern austerity programs to avert another Greek crisis.

  • More needs to be done on EU migrant crisis: UN official

    Peter Sutherland, U.N. special representative of the secretary-general for international migration, praises Germany and Sweden for accepting large numbers of refugees. But he adds the burden of looking after refugees needs to be more fairly distributed.

  • Europe's migrant and refugee crisis in photos Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 2:18 PM ET
    Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants as they wanted to run away at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary, September 3, 2015. A camp for refugees and asylum seekers is located in Bicske.

    People displaced by wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan are fleeing to Europe, where leaders are divided over how to handle the influx.

  • How to help solve Europe's migrant crisis: UN under-secretary

    Philippe Douste-Blazy, under-secretary-general to the UN, describes the shocking conditions of refugees trying to get into Europe.

  • U.N. chief urges world leaders to speed up climate talks Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:27 PM ET

    *Climate talks in Paris aim for global climate deal. PARIS, Aug 26- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon urged world leaders on Wednesday to look beyond their national interests and make sure a global deal to fight climate change is agreed at talks in Paris this year. With just 10 days scheduled for formal negotiations before the climate summit begins in...

  • Burger King suggests burger truce with MCD Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Burger King suggests burger truce with MCD

    Don't whet your appetite for a McWhopper, this may just be a PR stunt.

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon appealed on Friday for North Korea and South Korea not to take any action that could further escalate tensions after Seoul refused to halt propaganda broadcasts and Pyongyang put its troops on a war footing. The countries appeared headed toward another clash after South Korea rejected an...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17- The United Nations said it expects member states to respect its right to privacy and is assessing how to respond to a report that telecommunications company AT&T Inc helped the U.S. National Security Agency spy on the world body's communications. The company gave technical assistance to the NSA in carrying out a secret court order...

  • Draft Iran deal to give UN access to 'suspect' sites Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:59 PM ET
    A reactor building at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant as the first fuel is loaded, on August 21, 2010 in Bushehr, southern Iran.

    A draft nuclear deal between Iran and six major powers calls for U.N. access to all suspect Iranian sites, including military sites, a sources said.

  • Iranian crude could return in months: Pro Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:07 PM ET
    Iranian crude could return in months: Pro

    Jason Feer, Head of Business Intelligence at Poten & Partners, believes Iranian crude could return to oil markets in a matter of months.

  • Nuclear deal to shed light on Tehran's intentions Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:23 PM ET
    Nuclear deal to shed light on Tehran's intentions

    Austin Long, Assistant Professor at Columbia School of International and Public Affairs, believes the P5+1 will likely lift the arms embargo to get a deal that could unveil Iran's nuclear ambitions.

  • Will oil prices drop after Iran nuclear deal? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 7:20 PM ET
    Will oil prices drop after Iran nuclear deal?

    John Canally, Investment Strategist and Economist at LPL Financial, is expecting further downside for oil prices.

  • Iran nuke deal could set off an arms race Friday, 10 Jul 2015 | 2:40 PM ET
    Two Iranian navy warships dock in the Sudanese Red Sea city of Port Sudan.

    An Iran nuclear deal could mean a possible arms race in the Middle East——or improved relations between historic enemies, experts say.

  • Six ways for business to play cyberdefense Wednesday, 3 Jun 2015 | 2:48 PM ET
    Hacking hacker cyber security

    Cybercrime afflicts small companies disproportionately. Here's how business owners should protect themselves.

  • Iran nuke deal: These industries could get a boost Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:17 PM ET
    Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif speaking at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland last Thursday.

    The industries that will most immediately benefit are those that have been hit by sanctions meant to bring Iran to the negotiating table.

  • Brent could lose $5 instantly on Iran deal Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    Negotiators could still reach a deal to lift sanctions on Iranian oil exports and send prices further south, analysts say.

  • Sen. Corker's letter to President Obama Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    Sen. Corker's letter to President Obama

    Sen. Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), explains why he thinks any effort by the Obama administration to bypass Congress and to straight to the UN to implement a nuclear agreement would be "a direct affront to the American people."