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  • Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    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....

  • VIDEO: Lawmakers condemn handling of Malaysia Airlines crash site

    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.

  • Kerry shrugs off Israeli criticism

    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...

  • U.S.: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    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...

  • BP warns of impact of Russia sanctions on profits

    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...

  • US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

    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...

  • House GOP leaders expect border bill to pass Thursday

    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.

  • Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

    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...

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    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...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    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...

  • How Harry Reid hopes to save funding for Israel from August gridlock

    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.

  • VIDEO: More Russia sanctions could come this week

    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."

  • How the U.S. ended up giving weapons to the Taliban

    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.

  • VIDEO: John Kerry vows U.S. will continue push for Israel-Palestinian ceasefire

    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."

  • For White House, even small victories prove elusive in Gaza, Ukraine

    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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