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  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either side of the...

  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of...

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two...

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama's robot summit

    TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm...

  • Obama: Time is now to resolve trade pact issues

    TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement. Obama is speaking at a news conference in Tokyo with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (shin-zoh ah-bay). The two leaders say they are stepping up...

  • Hagel seeking to deepen US-Mexico ties

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is exploring ways to deepen U.S.-Mexican defense ties, including the possibility of training exercises with Mexican forces. Hagel made the comment Wednesday to reporters traveling with him to Mexico City for talks...

  • Japan's prime minister battles post-World War II constitutional military restrictions

    Russia's "Crimean Precedent" -- the brazen military invasion and imperial political annexation of sovereign territory -- has shredded several key post-Cold War diplomatic agreements and treaties. To the chagrin of China, this 21st-century object lesson in authoritarian depredation and brute...

  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire. The developments — just...

  • Examiner Editorial: A rising China shadows Obama's Asia trip

    When Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel visited China two weeks ago, he was brought up short when Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan said: “China cannot be contained.” If that wasn't enough of a sign, last week's orders from President Xi Jinping to the Chinese air force were all too clear. Xi...

  • White House 'closely' watching North Korea amid nuclear test fears

    The White House on Tuesday said that it would “closely monitor” North Korea amid reports that Pyongyang is increasing activity at a nuclear test site. “We closely monitor actions such as that,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney aboard Air Force One, en route to Oso, Wash.,...

  • President Obama's theoretical 'pivot' to Asia

    President Obama departs late Tuesday for a trip to Asia, the region of the world he's wanted to focus on for years but never seems to get around to doing so. The trip — his fifth since taking office — represents "an important opportunity to underscore our continued focus on the...

  • Joe Biden warns Russia: 'Stop talking and start acting'

    Vice President Joe Biden during a visit to Ukraine warned Russia to follow through on a diplomatic deal and take steps to de-escalate tensions between the two countries. “It’s time for Russia to stop talking and start acting,” Biden said in Kiev, alongside Ukrainian Prime Minister...

  • Joe Biden: U.S. stands with Ukraine in face of 'humiliating threats'

    Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday reassured Ukrainian leaders that the U.S. stands with them in the face of Russian threats to their sovereignty, but urged Kiev to implement reforms to strengthen their country. “You face very daunting problems, and some might say, humiliating threats,”...

  • US promises additional $50 million for Ukraine political, economic reforms

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — US promises additional $50 million for Ukraine political, economic reforms.

  • Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels battling government forces in Myanmar has urged the U.S. to play a role in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions. Clashes in northern Myanmar intensified this month despite efforts to forge a...



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