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  • Ukraine May Resume Push in East as Russian Deal Crumples

    Ukraine’s president urged security services to resume an offensive to uproot militants in the east as an agreement with Russia to ease tensions neared collapse after a visit by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to Kiev.

  • Russia Pressures Ukraine on Gas as Biden Pledges Support

    Russia, the world’s biggest natural gas exporter, increased pressure on Ukraine over its $2.2 billion fuel debt as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden voiced support for the smaller country to gain energy independence.

  • Iran Nuclear Haggling Hits Midpoint With Talks Over Reactor

    Diplomats searching for a long-term accord over Iran’s nuclear program, including the future of a reactor that could produce weapons material, began two days of scheduled talks in Vienna.

  • Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Vienna Shadowed by Crimea Vote

    The specter of Crimea hangs over Iran’s nuclear talks resuming today, as world powers locked in a confrontation over Russia’s move to annex the region find themselves on the same side during negotiations with the Islamic Republic.

  • Climate-Change Scientist Cleared in Closing of U.S. Data-Altering Inquiry

    Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania researcher who’s been a target of climate-change skeptics, was cleared of wrongdoing by U.S. investigators in the flap surrounding e-mails hacked from a U.K. university.

  • MORE: Iran Nuclear Deal’s Implementation Needs ‘Work’: Mann

    “After four days of lengthy and detailed talks, reflecting the complexity of the technical issues discussed, it became clear that further work is needed,” Michael Mann, spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, says in e-mailed statement. * Iran, world powers held technical talks from Dec. 9-12 in Vienna to discuss implementation details of a nuclear agreement reached last month: Mann * “There will now be consultations in capitals, in the expectation that technical talks will continue soon”: Mann * Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi criticized today U.S. targeting of companies, individuals for evading sanctions against Iran, saying measure are in contravention of nuclear deal’s ``spirit’’: Islamic Republic News Agency * NOTE: U.S. Treasury Department said Dec. 12 it was freezing assets, banning transactions of entities attempting to evade sanctions: NSN MXPJ856KLVR9 <GO>

  • Humana, UnitedHealth May Face 3.55% Advantage Rate Cuts

    Health insurers participating in the Medicare Advantage program for elderly Americans, including Humana Inc. and UnitedHealth Group Inc., face a base payment cut of about 3.55 percent next year, the U.S. government said.

  • Iran Nuclear Talks Seek to Overcome Mistrust in New Deal

    Iran and world powers convened nuclear negotiations in Vienna, with both sides trying to lower expectations of an accord coming out of their meeting this week.

  • Price Slowdown for Cars, Baby Clothes Raises Fed Concerns

    Five years into the U.S. economic expansion, inflation shows little sign of picking up as prices rise more slowly for goods and services from automobiles to medical care, complicating the Federal Reserve’s drive to guide the economy away from the precipice of deflation.

  • Missiles to Mountain Test Iran Negotiators on Day 2

    Whether Iran should scale back its missile program and dismantle a mountainside enrichment facility are among issues complicating the task for the Islamic Republic and world powers trying to build on a temporary nuclear accord.

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