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Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 01:47
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States and saying he had raised it with President Xi Jinping.






Brent crude up $1 to over $60.50 as global markets firm

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 00:46
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Brent crude oil prices rose more than a dollar to above $60.50 a barrel on Tuesday, tracking firmer Asian markets, but analysts warned the market remained oversupplied.






Georgia halts execution of state's only female death row inmate

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 23:40
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Georgia halted the planned Monday execution of the only woman on death row in the state due to problems with the drugs to be used in the lethal injection, officials said.






China to hold parade, invite leaders to mark World War Two anniversary

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:52
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold a military parade this year to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two, and invite the leaders of major countries involved in the war to attend, the foreign ministry said, events probably aimed at Japan.

Exclusive: Obama hopes for U.S. embassy in Cuba before April summit in Panama

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:34
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he hopes the United States will open an embassy in Cuba by the time of a Western Hemisphere summit in Panama in mid-April.






Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.

Obama, Israel's Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:02
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israeli prime minister’s hotly disputed address to Congress, underscoring the severity of U.S.-Israeli strains over the issue.






U.S. spy chief says he got a mixed reception in North Korea

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:42
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. spy chief James Clapper said that when he made a secret visit to North Korea in November to bring home two jailed Americans he was first given a 12-course banquet and then later told by his hosts that his security could not be guaranteed.






Exclusive: Obama says Iran must halt key nuclear work for at least a decade

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran must commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but the odds are still against sealing a final agreement, U.S. President Barack Obama told Reuters on Monday.






Obama, Israel's Netanyahu clash over Iran diplomacy

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:26
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israeli prime minister’s hotly disputed address to Congress, underscoring the severity of U.S.-Israeli strains over the issue.






Exclusive: Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:07
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States and saying he had raised it with President Xi Jinping.

Exclusive: Nemtsov killing sign of worsening climate in Russia - Obama

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Monday that the killing of opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is a sign of a worsening climate in Russia where civil rights and media freedoms have been rolled back in the last several years.






Weak U.S. consumer spending points to slower first-quarter growth

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January as households continued to cut back on purchases, opting to save much of the massive windfall from cheaper gasoline. 






Exclusive: Obama hopes for U.S. embassy in Cuba before April summit in Panama

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday that he hopes the United States will open an embassy in Cuba by the time of a Western Hemisphere summit in Panama in mid-April.

Cuba signals readiness to fast-track U.S. diplomatic ties

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 16:57
MIAMI/HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba is willing to restore diplomatic relations with the United States as soon as the Obama administration declares its intent to take the country off a list of state sponsors of terrorism, according to a senior Cuban official.

Exclusive: Obama defends lack of 'Plan B' for Obamacare court case

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 16:16
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he thinks there is no "plausible legal basis" for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a key plank of Obamacare, defending his administration's lack of a contingency plan.

Mixed messages on third Greek bailout talks

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:56
MADRID/ATHENS (Reuters) - Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks.






Oil tumbles on Iran, Libya; worry about high supply returns

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:11
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brent futures fell 5 percent, its most in a month, on Monday as speculation of a nuclear deal that could lift Iran's sanctions and boost its oil exports brought worries about high supplies back to the market.






Iraq launches attack to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:10
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday as they launched an offensive to retake the city of Tikrit and the surrounding Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin.






Kerry cautions Israel not to undercut Iran diplomacy as talks resume

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 14:50
MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry quietly cautioned Israel not to undercut nuclear negotiations with Iran that resumed on Monday as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to make the case in Washington against the diplomacy.