US Republicans, pro-Israel groups step up campaign against Iran deal

Top Republicans vowed on Wednesday to do their utmost to scrap President Barack Obama`s nuclear deal with Iran as the biggest pro-Israel lobby prepared for an all-out campaign to pressure wary lawmakers into rejecting the agreement.

Russian minister urges Ukraine to maintain neutral status

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Ukraine must maintain a neutral status in order to prevent further division of the war-torn country.

US says Scottish independence vote could have economic impact

The United States will closely follow the Scottish independence vote on Thursday because it has potentially big economic consequences, a top Obama administration official said.

China`s Xi warns confrontation with US would be disaster

Confrontation between China and the United States would be a disaster and both must respect each others` sovereignty, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday as he opened annual talks between the world`s two biggest economies.

Kerry, Lew urged to press China on cyber, trade issues

A top American lawmaker urged Secretary of State John Kerry and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to press China on a host of issues.

Jack Lew`s `messy` signature draws Obama attention

As the country’s Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew`s signature will appear on every new currency note in the US.

Obama nominates Jack Lew as new US Treasury Secretary

US President Barack Obama nominated his Chief-of-Staff and budget specialist Jack Lew as the next Treasury Secretary.

Obama to nominate Jack Lew as new US Treasury Secretary

President Barack Obama, in an effort to rejuvenate the battered US economy, will nominate his Chief-of-Staff and budget specialist Jack Lew as the next Treasury Secretary.

`Obama to name Jack Lew as treasury secretary`

White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew has long been considered the frontrunner to replace Timothy Geithner.