Bernie Sanders lays out plan to break up big banks in 1st year

US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has made reining in Wall Street a top campaign theme, warned on 5 January that financial-sector greed of Wall Street and corporate America is destroying the very fabric of our nation. Sanders delivered a speech in New York in which he detailed his plan for Wall Street reform. Jan 6, 2016

Saudi Arabia UN envoy urges Iran to mend ties

Saudi Arabia said on 4 January it would restore ties with Iran when it stopped meddling in the affairs of other countries and pledged that Riyadh would continue to work very hard to support bids for peace in Syria and Yemen despite the spat. Jan 5, 2016