By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
HELSINKI (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she has "great hope" that an upcoming Geneva meeting of world powers can be a turning point in the Syria crisis. Clinton said the U.S. supports U.N. envoy Kofi Annan'
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - The violence in Syria has worsened since a cease-fire deal in April and the bloodshed appears to be taking on dangerous sectarian overtones, the U.N. said Wednesday.
Investigators say they have concluded that
By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDYAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Gunmen attacked a pro-government TV station Wednesday near the Syrian capital, killing seven employees in the latest barrage of violence as world powers prepared for a high-level meeting that the U.S. hopes will be a turning
By ALEX KENNEDYAssociated Press
SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil hovered above $79 a barrel Wednesday in Asia after a report showed a surprise increase in U.S. crude supplies, suggesting demand remains weak.
Benchmark oil for August delivery was up 12 cents at $79.48 a
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican senators on Tuesday welcomed a move by the director of national intelligence to snuff out leaks of classified information but insisted that a special counsel is needed to investigate the Obama administration and
By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Business Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea said Tuesday it will halt oil imports from Iran starting next month due to a European Union ban on insuring shipments of Iranian crude.
The insurance ban, which is part of broader EU
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea said it will halt oil imports from Iran starting next month due to European Union sanctions that prohibit insurance of shipments of Iranian crude.
South Korea's government said Tuesday that talks with the EU to extend
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
MIAMI (AP) - A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Florida from enforcing a new state law barring companies from bidding on state and local government contracts if they or any affiliates also do business in Cuba or Syria
LUXEMBOURG (AP) - The European Union says its embargo on Iranian crude oil - imposed due to Tehran's disputed nuclear program - will take effect as planned Sunday.
A statement on Monday said that all contracts for importing Iranian oil will have to be
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them.
The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have kept quiet for more than two months about how the high court is