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U.N. Atomic Agency Chief Confirms Iran Is Fulfilling Nuclear Deal

Confirming the findings of a confidential report, IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano said Tehran has observed the deal, opposed by Iran’s hardliners and Western skeptics.

October 1, 2016

Internet Caretaker ICANN To Escape U.S. Control

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, announced that they are hoping to break free of U.S. oversight by next year.

October 14, 2014

Fed Proposes Higher Capital Rule For Largest Banks

Washington (AFP) — U.S. regulators plan to raise capital requirements for the largest banks above global standards to ensure they do not place the financial system at risk, a top central banker said Tuesday. Daniel Tarullo, a member of the Federal Reserve board of governors, said it would set a capital surcharge for so-called too-big-to-fail […]

September 9, 2014

Internet Titans To Protest ‘Fast Lanes’ Wednesday

San Francisco (AFP) — Streaming television titan Netflix will be among websites displaying a dreaded spinning wheel icon on Wednesday to rally support for blocking Internet “fast lanes.” It’s part of a massive “Internet Slowdown” protest — joined by dozens of top Internet firms and advocacy groups, including WordPress and the American Civil Liberties Union. […]

September 9, 2014

Obama Attacked Over Immigration Climbdown

Washington (AFP) — President Barack Obama faced criticism from foes and allies on Sunday after his decision to delay immigration reform until after November’s midterm elections. Republicans and Democrats both condemned Obama’s decision, announced on Saturday, to delay using his executive power to break the deadlock until after this year’s polls. The decision was widely […]

September 8, 2014

Ratings Agency: We Might Downgrade U.S. Credit

Yesterday, the credit ratings agency Moody’s Investor Service warned that it will have to review the U.S. government’s AAA credit rating and possibly downgrade it, given fears that the U.S. will fail to raise the debt ceiling and default on its debt. Moody’s believes there is a “very small but rising risk of a short-lived […]

July 13, 2011