By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Fears of violence in the Persian Gulf escalated Thursday, pushing the price of oil higher.
The Obama administration slapped Iran with more sanctions aimed at stifling its nuclear program. Traders, who worry that the sanctions will eventually lead to a
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
WILSON, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Republican fundraisers Thursday night that Mitt Romney is the "only" man who can make the right decisions in unexpected foreign policy crises. The presumptive 2012 Republican presidential nominee called
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is "simply naive" if he thinks Venezuela's leader does not pose a threat to the United States.
Romney's comments follow Obama's interview this week with a Miami TV
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Kuwait's oil minister says he believes the global oil market is relatively stable despite tightening sanctions on Iran and the recent threat of an industry shutdown in Norway.
Oil Minister Hani Hussein's comments Wednesday suggest that OPEC's fourth
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil rose more than 2 percent Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released a report that signaled it may take further steps to lift the economy.
China also reported strong auto sales for last month, and the U.S. said crude supplies
By EDITH M. LEDERER and JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an international conference in Geneva last month, envoy Kofi Annan said Wednesday.
Annan, the U.N.-
By ALI AKBAR DAREINI and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRAAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.N.'s special envoy on the Syrian crisis sought to build support for his peace efforts Tuesday with the leaders of Iran and Iraq, saying President Bashar Assad has agreed to a plan to quell the bloodshed in the
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - An official says Iran has set up a private oil export group in an attempt to bypass a European ban on buying Iranian oil.
The ban is part of Western sanctions aimed at pressuring Iran over its nuclear program.
Hasan Khosrowjerdi, head of the Iranian oil products exporters union
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A House panel launched an investigation Monday into whether a U.N. agency sent computers and other technology to Iran and North Korea in possible violation of U.N. Security Council sanctions.
The Foreign Affairs Committee probe comes on the heels