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Iran Might Be Warming to U.S. Demands on Nuclear Talks

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Thursday suggested that a 10-year moratorium on some aspects of the country's nuclear program …

Netanyahu 'not correct' on Iran nuclear talks - Kerry

<b>US Secretary of State John Kerry has questioned the judgement of Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu over his stance on Iran's nuclear programme.</b><p>Mr Netanyahu has criticised the US and others for "giving up" on trying to stop Iran obtaining nuclear weapons.<p>The Israeli PM "may not be correct", Mr Kerry …

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Be Close

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran’s foreign minister said in a U.S. television interview on Wednesday he believed “we are very close” to a nuclear arms …

La question nucléaire

À la Une<p>C’est une étape importante pour la paix et la sécurité, ainsi que pour les efforts internationaux de lutte contre la prolifération …

Fund managers on the Iranian frontier

Growing optimism that international trade sanctions on Iran will be lifted has resulted in dozens of fund managers visiting the country and carrying …

Iran deal would create ‘nuclear nightmare’, Netanyahu warns

Benjamin Netanyahu urged the US Congress on Tuesday to defy the Obama administration and block a nuclear agreement with Iran, arguing that more …

Economic pressure grows on Iran’s president as nuclear deal nears

It is unusual for teachers, or any other group, to defy an official ban on protests in Iran.<p>Yet tens of thousands of teachers gathered on Sunday for …

The answer for Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is war against Iran

Irony is not Benjamin Netanyahu’s strong suit. Israel’s prime minister was in Washington this week to issue another of his apocalyptic warnings about …

Why Binyamin Netanyahu is giving a speech to Congress

FOR a country that has sadly been all too often mired in war and conflict with its neighbours, the question of a speech in a foreign capital ought to …

Bibi in DC

AS A guide to how America might craft a deal that would stop Iran building a nuclear bomb, the doom-laden speech given by Binyamin Netanyahu to a …

The new nuclear age

WITHIN the next few weeks, after years of stalling and evasion, Iran may at last agree to curb its nuclear programme. In exchange for relief from …

The strategic genius of Iran’s supreme leader

<i>Ray Takeyh is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.</i><p>On the surface, there is not much that commends Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. An anti-Semite, he has frequently questioned the Holocaust and defamed Israel in despicable terms. As a conspiracy theorist, he endlessly …

Bipartisan bill to review Iran deal is now looking a lot less bipartisan

If Hill Republicans thought Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Tuesday address would build broad support for having Congress review any nuclear deal with Iran, they thought wrong.<p>By the end of the day Tuesday, key Democratic senators had pulled their support for just such a bill after …

The Obama-Netanyahu fight over Iran, explained

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, focusing on the dangers of Iran's nuclear program and the threat he says it poses to his country. The planned speech is laden with controversy: the White House sees it as a deliberate attempt to undermine …

Despite one US university backing down, others continue to ban Iranian students from courses<p>In his Iranian new year message of March 2011, President Barack Obama pledged the US would “build new avenues for engagement with Iran’s youth, facilitate their ability to study in the United States, and …

South Asia

US foreign policy,World news,Obama administration,Binyamin Netanyahu,Barack Obama,US politics,US news,US Congress,Israel,Iran<p>Barack Obama told reporters 'as far as I can tell, there was nothing new' in Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu's address to Congress panning US-led nuclear talks with …

Barack Obama

Susan Rice and Samantha Power to address Aipac in conciliatory move

The White House has decided against snubbing America’s leading pro-Israel lobby and will send Barack Obama’s national security adviser and UN ambassador to address its annual policy conference in an effort to ease simmering tensions with Israel over a potential Iran nuclear deal and to make its …

Middle East

Iran,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Binyamin Netanyahu,Israel,Nuclear power,Nuclear weapons<p>For years the Israeli leader has cried wolf about Iran’s nuclear intentions, but we now have clear signs that negotiations are starting to bear fruit

South Asia

Barack Obama calls on Iran to agree to 10-year freeze on nuclear activity

President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement.<p>In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that …

Middle East

Binyamin Netanyahu,Israel,Middle East and North Africa,Iran,Nuclear weapons,Obama administration,US foreign policy,US national security,US news,US politics,US Congress,Republicans,Democrats,John Boehner,World news<p>Israeli prime minister arrives as Aipac conference starts amidst tension<br>• Boehner says …

Israel

Minister says government is ready to negotiate with companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google<p>Iran could allow internet firms such as Google to operate in the Islamic republic if they respect its cultural rules, a senior official has said..<p>“We are not opposed to any of the entities operating in …

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Plan to Sell Argentine Debt Collapses

Deutsche Bank and J.P. Morgan suspend proposed London offering after holdout creditors go back to U.S. court<p>A bid by two global banks to sell bonds for Argentina in London collapsed, delivering a fresh setback to the cash-strapped South American nation amid a long-running feud with …

Deutsche Bank

Here's what Argentina has to do immediately after Kirchner leaves office

But there is one piece of decidedly good news - Presidential elections in October, and President Kirchner is constitutionally ineligible to run for a third term. Once enormously popular, her exit will be welcome by most Argentines.<p>In what follows, I review the damage done by "The Lady" and suggest …

Populism Sounds Good, but It Always Ends Badly

BUENOS AIRES -- "Populism" is one of those ubiquitous words that eludes definition. In contemporary Europe, many are proposing it as the solution to the twin evils of chronic corruption and economic crisis. It is now in power in Greece, looming in Spain and latent in Italy.<p>Although explicit …

Paper claim: Malvinas-Falklands join Argentina... on new banknote

More than 30 years after Argentinian forces made a failed attempt to seize the Falkland Islands from the British, Argentina’s Central Bank has …

Argentina's new 'Malvinas' bank note ridiculed by Falkland Islanders

New 50-peso note which aims to bring "into daily use" the Argentine claim to the Falkland Islands mocked by critics of President Kirchner<p>Argentina's redesign of their 50 peso note to include the Falklands has been mocked by residents of the islands.<p>The new bank note will go into circulation next …

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