By Meghashyam Mali | 02/21/14 05:31 PM
The White House on Friday said it “welcomes” an agreement between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders after days of violent clashes in Kiev left dozens dead. But the administration cautioned that it would watch to see if the deal was properly implemented and...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/21/14 02:21 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Friday insisted that divisions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine were “profoundly different” than the rivalry between the nations during the Cold War.
02/20/14 04:31 PM
VIENNA (AP) — Iran and six world powers on Thursday ended nuclear talks with agreement on a framework for future negotiations but little progress on the main issue of what nuclear concessions Tehran must make in exchange for an end to sanctions stifling its economy. In a joint statement at...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/20/14 04:29 PM
Ukraine Defense Minister Pavel Lebedev has refused to take multiple phone calls made personally by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon said Thursday.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/20/14 02:39 PM
A spokesman for President Obama couldn't identify a U.S. national security interest in Ukraine, emphasizing an American desire to support human rights rather than a "old Cold War" rivalry with Russia. "This is something that we're monitoring," White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest...
By Robert Burns | 02/20/14 01:03 PM
A new assessment of Afghanistan's future says the country could once again become a terrorist haven unless U.S. and international partners underwrite a much larger Afghan security force than is currently planned beyond 2014.
By Brian Hughes | 02/20/14 11:39 AM
The White House on Thursday called on Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to withdraw security forces from downtown Kiev after renewed violence put an end to a brief truce between his government and opposition forces. “We are outraged by the Images of Ukrainian security forces firing...
02/20/14 10:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike in Yemen last December may have killed up to a dozen civilians on their way to a wedding and injured others, including the bride, a human rights group says. U.S. officials say only members of al-Qaida were killed, but they have refused to make...
By Alicia A. Caldwell | 02/20/14 08:10 AM
The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner.
By Alicia A. Caldwell | 02/20/14 08:09 AM
The Homeland Security Department abruptly reversed course Wednesday and dropped plans to ask a private company to give the government access to a nationwide database of license plate tracking information.
By Brian Hughes | 02/19/14 09:53 PM
President Obama in a joint press conference late Wednesday said the U.S. did not view the violence in Syria and Ukraine as part of “some Cold War chessboard,” insisting that the administration’s response was not motivated by a competition with Russia.
02/19/14 08:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has warned airlines that terrorists could try to hide explosives in shoes. It's the second time in less than three weeks that the government has issued a warning about possible attempts to smuggle explosives on a commercial jetliner. Homeland...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 03:55 PM
The White House on Wednesday cautioned that the U.S. and Russia were not in competition over Ukraine's future, and encouraged Moscow to help bring a peaceful end to the violence in Kiev. “The message that we delivered to the Russians is that, again, we are not in some competition for the...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 03:02 PM
"The United States condemns in the strongest terms the violence that’s taking place. And we have been deeply engaged with our European partners as well as the Ukrainian government and the opposition to try to ensure that that violence ends,” said Obama in Toluca, Mexico, where he is...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/19/14 11:31 AM
The White House said the President Obama would publicly address the escalating violence in Ukraine and that the administration was considering a “toolkit” of actions to rein in Kiev, including sanctions. White House press secretary Jay Carney and deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes...
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