UPDATE 1-U.S. Congress approves $225 million for Israeli 'Iron Dome' system

(Updates with House of Representatives passage, adds background)

3:20am BST

UPDATE 2-Microsoft sues Samsung in U.S. over patent royalties

Aug 1 - Microsoft Corp sued Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday, claiming the South Korean smartphone maker refused to make a royalty payment last fall on patent licenses after Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Nokia's handset business.

12:15am BST

Baghdad seeks to have Kurdish oil dispute settled in Iraq

HOUSTON, Aug 1 - Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq's courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.S. court filing said on Friday.

01 Aug 2014

UPDATE 1-Axeon says it bought Kurdish crude weeks before Iraq suit

HOUSTON, Aug 1 - An asphalt maker in New Jersey became the second U.S. company to publicly confirm buying Kurdish crude oil, saying on Friday it had imported a cargo just weeks before an Iraqi lawsuit over a separate $100 million shipment offshore Texas.

01 Aug 2014

UPDATE 1-Japan PM tells Brazil 'Abenomics' working, time to do more business

BRASILIA, Aug 1 - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership.

Japan, Regulatory News 01 Aug 2014
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