- Libya's internationally accepted PM 'aspires' to peace deal Updated: Jul-01-15 5:50 pm
VALLETTA, Malta - The internationally recognized prime minister of Libya says he is "aspiring" to sign a peace agreement with representatives of the Islamist-led Tripoli government in Morocco on Thursday.
- Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine amid pricing dispute Updated: Jul-01-15 8:53 am
MOSCOW - The Russian gas company Gazprom halted supplies to neighboring Ukraine on Wednesday after the collapse of pricing talks, a company official said - but an EU official said the dispute would not affect the flow of Russian gas to Europe.
- Bradley University center signs Canadian deal Updated: Jul-01-15 4:28 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Bradley University says a new trade agreement signed by a business center on campus and a similar organization in Winnipeg, Canada, will open up new areas for cooperation between industries in the two areas.
- 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.
- Thunder deal Luke Ridnour, his 4th trade in less than a week Updated: Jun-30-15 1:53 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Luke Ridnour may be in need of a rest - or a good travel agent - after being traded for the fourth time in less than a week.
- After mercury ruling, scrutiny of Obama climate rules grows Updated: Jun-30-15 7:59 am
WASHINGTON - Sweeping pollution limits at the center of President Barack Obama's climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren't afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental Protection Agency.
- The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining Updated: Jun-30-15 4:29 am
VIENNA - World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one.
- UN chief: Climate negotiations moving at a 'snail's pace' Updated: Jun-29-15 7:26 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on a new climate pact to keep global warming from reaching dangerous levels are moving at a "snail's pace" and must be speeded up.
- Obama signs trade, worker assistance bills into law Updated: Jun-29-15 5:20 pm
WASHINGTON - In a rare bipartisan scene at the White House, President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law two hard-fought bills giving him greater authority to negotiate international trade deals and providing aid to workers whose jobs are displaced by such pacts.
- McConnell: New trade deal triumph despite partisan divide Updated: Jun-29-15 4:44 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The brief alliance of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Barack Obama to pass trade legislation last week marked a triumph amid divided government, McConnell said Monday, and he offered to work together across partisan lines to shore up Medicare and Social Security for future generations.
- The Latest: British leader says Greek vote is a vote on euro Updated: Jun-29-15 8:04 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes as it closes its banks and limits money withdrawals (all times local):
- Outside Iran talks, a different cast competes for attention Updated: Jun-28-15 12:30 pm
VIENNA - Ah, Vienna. City of music. Crown jewel of the Holy Roman Empire. Birthplace of psychoanalysis. Home of the Lipizzaner stallions. And this week, host of the Iran nuclear negotiations.
- United Nations charter, signed in San Francisco, turns 70 Updated: Jun-26-15 7:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Hundreds of people packed the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall to mark the 70th birthday of the signing of the United Nations charter.
- Vatican signs treaty with "State of Palestine" Updated: Jun-26-15 7:50 am
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican signed a treaty with the "State of Palestine" on Friday, saying it hoped its legal recognition of the state would help stimulate peace with Israel and that the treaty itself would serve as a model for other Mideast countries.
- Contours of Obama's legacy form with help of unlikely allies Updated: Jun-25-15 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy with the help of unlikely allies in Congress and the Supreme Court.
- To sway regulators, Charter pledges to play nice on Internet Updated: Jun-25-15 3:15 pm
NEW YORK - Charter is trying to convince the government that consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House.
- House completes Obama's trade items as Pacific pact looms Updated: Jun-25-15 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Republican-led Congress rounded out President Barack Obama's trade package Thursday, overwhelmingly passing a worker training program just weeks after it was stymied.
- House finishes Obama trade bills, eyes turn to Pacific pact Updated: Jun-25-15 12:50 pm
WASHINGTON - The House has approved the final pieces of President Barack Obama's hard-fought trade agenda and sent them to his desk.
- Jimmy Carter hopes the play 'Camp David' comes to Broadway Updated: Jun-25-15 12:08 pm
NEW YORK - Jimmy Carter has been a governor, the nation's commander in chief and a Nobel Prize winner. One thing he still would like to see is himself on a Broadway stage.
- Senate grants Obama big win with fast track trade authority Updated: Jun-24-15 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate has handed President Barack Obama a major victory by approving "fast track" authority to negotiate trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere.
- Landmark Dutch ruling: Cut emissions to protect citizens Updated: Jun-24-15 2:13 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Dutch court ordered the government Wednesday to slash greenhouse gas emissions to help fight global warming, a landmark ruling in a case brought by hundreds of concerned citizens that could pave the way for similar legal battles around the world.
- Saudi Arabia, France sign billions in ship, plane deals Updated: Jun-24-15 12:35 pm
PARIS - Saudi Arabia signed agreements worth billions of dollars on Wednesday to buy helicopters, Airbus jets and two possible nuclear reactors from France.
- US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable Updated: Jun-24-15 11:26 am
VIENNA - The commander of U.S. troops in Europe has dismissed claims by Russia that it is staying out of the Ukraine conflict, speaking of "clear and irrefutable evidence" to the contrary.
- Diplomats seek to calm Ukraine fighting, break stalemate Updated: Jun-23-15 6:11 pm
PARIS - The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany tried Tuesday to revive high-end diplomatic efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, amid escalating fighting that is throwing doubts on a shaky peace accord.
- Key issues, and what lies ahead, for Obama's trade agenda Updated: Jun-23-15 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON - TPA, TAA, TPP - It's an alphabetical mix on trade that requires an explanation. The bottom line is President Barack Obama's trade agenda, a top priority of his last two years in office, is back on track.