Cutting Losses on Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel Eyes Small Print

Israeli PM Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony at President Rivlin's residence in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM/PARIS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to signal that Israel could resign itself to an Iranian nuclear deal that would leave its enemy with some uranium enrichment capability, a compromise he has long opposed.

Iran Insists on Lifting All Sanctions in Any Nuclear Deal

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif departs his hotel to return to Iran following days of negotiations with United States Secretary of State Kerry over Iran's nuclear program

DUBAI (Reuters) – Any deal over Iran’s nuclear program must involve the immediate lifting of all sanctions, Iran’s foreign minister said on Wednesday, showing no sign of compromise on a major hurdle in world power negotiations.

Iran, U.S. Close In On Deal But Still Face Vast Differences

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif pose for a photograph before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear programme in Lausanne

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The United States and Iran inched closer to a political deal that would set the stage for a landmark nuclear agreement but differences between Tehran and six major powers remain vast with no sign of an imminent breakthrough, officials said on Monday

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Ukrainian Rebels, Russian Bank

Pro-Russian rebels talk on their position on a front line outside the village of Molochnoye, north-east from Donetsk, March 8

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday placed sanctions on eight Ukrainian separatists and a Russian bank, warning that recent attacks by rebels armed by Russia violated a European-brokered ceasefire in the war-torn country.

Why Bibi’s Speech Matters

Benjamin Netanyahu

The emerging nuclear deal with Iran is indefensible. The White House knows it. That is why President Obama does not want to subject an agreement to congressional approval, why critics of the deal are dismissed as warmongers, and why the president, his secretary of state, and his national security adviser have spent several weeks demonizing the prime minister of Israel for having the temerity to accept an invitation by the U.S. Congress to deliver a speech on a subject of existential import for his small country. These tactics distract public attention. They turn a subject of enormous significance to American foreign policy into a petty personal drama. They prevent us from discussing what America is about to give away.