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France, India to focus talks on defense deal, clean energy

NEW DELHI  — Amid the pomp of a military parade, the leaders of France and India are planning ambitious discussions next week in New Delhi that could end with a multibillion-dollar deal for combat airplanes and closer cooperation on counterterrorism and clean energy. French President Francois Hollande arrives Sunday to tour the northern city of Chandigarh before traveling to the ...

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AP Interview: Davos chief says Europe, oil among worries

President and Founder of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab gestures as he speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Davos, Switzerland, Monday Jan. 18, 2016. The world's political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos this week. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

DAVOS, Switzerland — As leaders from the world of politics and business arrive Tuesday in droves for the start of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, the event’s founder is in somber mood. Klaus Schwab, the 77-year-old chief of the world’s most recognized annual economic meeting, said he’s worried about Europe’s future, the fallout from ...

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Kerry says Iran may be ‘days away’ from satisfying nuke deal

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Iran may be “days away” from complying with last summer’s nuclear deal, a step that would compel the U.S. and other Western nations to immediately suspend many sanctions on the Islamic republic. The landmark could usher in a new phase in the budding U.S.-Iranian rapprochement. Kerry told reporters he spoke ...

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Saudi Arabia may launch IPO for Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia may launch IPO for Saudi Aramco

NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia may launch an initial public offering for the world’s largest oil producer, Saudi Arabian Oil Co., according to a report. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told The Economist that a decision will be made in the next few months. The crown prince is widely thought to hold considerable power in the monarchy and also ...

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Saudi Arabia says won’t limit oil production, can meet customer demand

Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi talks to journalists before a meeting of OPEC oil ministers at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna in this file picture taken December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader/Files

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said the kingdom, the world’s top crude exporter, does not limit its output and has the capacity to meet additional demand, state television Al Ekhbariya reported on Wednesday. “The increase in production depends on … the demand of the customers. We meet our customers’ demand, there is no longer a ...

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