European and U.S. officials will probably hold their most punitive sanctions on Russia in reserve as they wait for President Vladimir Putin to show his hand on whether he plans to push his forces deeper into Ukraine.
Republican presidential candidates are trying to paint President Barack Obama, who ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden and helped bring down Muammar Qaddafi, as weak on foreign policy for failing to halt Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon.
A World Trade Organization probe into the legality of Chinese rules on foreign companies issuing credit cards is a “major reason” Citigroup Inc. was given permission to do so, said Stuart Eizenstat, former deputy Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton.
California, New York, Nevada, Florida and Massachusetts are among states that haven’t signed a settlement with banks over foreclosure abuses, according to state officials and two people familiar with the talks.
The U.S. government has abandoned plans to create an independent panel to assess claims for Nazi- looted art in museums, a State Department official said, leaving claimants with few options besides costly lawsuits.