By DEB RIECHMANNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday called on the U.N. Security Council to move swiftly to approve a U.S.-Russia deal to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, saying there is no time to argue with those who remain unconvinced that the
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged Thursday a sharp disagreement with China over how the international community should respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and urged Beijing to play a "positive" role in the U.N. Security
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
Stocks rose on Tuesday as investors shrugged off worries about what the Federal Reserve is up to.
Many expect the Fed to reduce its $85 billion monthly bond-buying program after a two-day meeting that began on Tuesday. Wall Street is hoping for a small reduction,
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. inspectors said Monday there is "clear and convincing evidence" that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people in the country's civil war.
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil fell below $107 a barrel on Monday in reaction to the agreement reached between the U.S. and Russia on getting Syria to give up its chemical weapons.
By early afternoon in Europe, the benchmark oil contract for October delivery was down $1.52 to $
By PAN PYLAS and PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - The withdrawal of Lawrence Summers from the race to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve gave stocks a boost and weighed on the dollar Monday, as investors believe the move will prolong the U.S. central bank's
BEIRUT (AP) - A high-ranking Syrian official has welcomed the U.S.-Russian agreement to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, calling it a "victory" for Damascus. The comments Sunday from Minister of National Reconciliation Ali Haidar to Russian state news
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says his administration's approach to Syria's chemical weapons should show Iran that there's the potential for diplomatic solutions to arms standoffs.
But he says Iran shouldn't assume that his preference for diplomacy means the U.S. won'
By RYAN LUCAS and MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A high-ranking Syrian official called the U.S.-Russian agreement on securing Syria's chemical weapons a "victory" for President Bashar Assad's regime, but the U.S. warned Sunday "the threat of force is real" if Damascus fails to
By THOMAS BEAUMONT and CATHERINE LUCEYAssociated Press
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden, speaking to a decidedly anti-war audience in Iowa on Sunday, played down the Obama administration's pledge to use military force to rid Syria of chemical weapons.
Biden, weighing a run for