07/29/14 03:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. The U.S. penalties follow tougher sanctions agreed to by European Union leaders earlier in the day. According to the Treasury Department, the U.S....
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/29/14 02:35 PM
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Tuesday condemned the handling of the Malaysia Airlines crash site and the ongoing violence in the Eastern Ukraine region surrounding it.
07/29/14 12:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas don't worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked him to. "I have taken hits...
07/29/14 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its sovereignty. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a new...
07/29/14 06:01 AM
LONDON (AP) — Energy company BP warned Tuesday that further international sanctions on Russia could hurt its profits because of its stake in the country's oil giant, Rosneft. The company said any erosion of its relationship with Rosneft — which is majority controlled by the Russian state, with...
07/29/14 05:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time. The treaty...
By David M. Drucker | 07/28/14 08:08 PM
House Republican leaders expressed confidence Monday that they would round up the votes to pass a border bill before Congress adjourns for its August recess at week’s end.
07/28/14 07:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United...
07/28/14 06:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen says that "a series of innocent oversights" led to the...
07/28/14 05:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a "misinformation campaign" against the top American diplomat. "It's...
By David M. Drucker | 07/28/14 04:29 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., on Monday moved to ensure Israel receives crucial military aid, decoupling $225 million funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system from a controversial border bill.
By Ed Sykes | 07/28/14 03:15 PM
Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in the skies over Ukraine, U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken says it's time for Russia to "play by the rules."
By Kelly Cohen | 07/28/14 02:22 PM
Hundreds of thousands of sophisticated U.S. military weapons given to the Afghan military are missing and may be in the hands of the Taliban, according to a government watchdog.
By Ed Sykes | 07/28/14 10:37 AM
After a weekend of continued fighting in Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday, "that doesn't mean you turn away. You have to keep doing it."
By Brian Hughes | 07/28/14 09:20 AM
The White House this week will attempt to dial down tensions in both Gaza and Ukraine, as those conflicts rage on with little notice of U.S. efforts to limit the bloodshed there.
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