By Sean Lengell | 02/19/14 12:44 PM
The Florida Republican urged the administration to use "every diplomatic means at its disposal, including sanctions, to bring accountability to those involved in acts of violence throughout Ukraine."
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...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/18/14 06:43 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday called Ukrainian President Victor Yanukovych to express “grave concern” over violence in the streets of Kiev, as clashes between police and opposition protesters escalated. “He called on President Yanukovych to pull back government forces and to...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/18/14 02:30 PM
The White House on Tuesday said there were no “active negotiations” with the Taliban to secure the release of Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. soldier held captive since 2009, but that the administration was open to discussing his release. “We have long made clear that we support an Afghan-led...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/18/14 01:48 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday slammed Russia, saying Moscow had offered an “unhelpful approach” to ending the Syrian civil war as the Geneva peace talks failed to provide a breakthrough.
By Thomas Sowell | 02/18/14 01:30 PM
The Afghan government's recent release of dozens of imprisoned terrorists, many of whom had killed Americans, was a galling betrayal of those Americans who died defending Afghanistan against the Taliban terrorists -- as well as those Americans who have returned home with arms or legs missing, or...
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/18/14 12:22 PM
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., had harsh words for his Senate colleagues as three of President Obama's biggest fundraisers glide their way into sensitive diplomatic posts as ambassadors.
02/18/14 10:04 AM
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated Tunisia on its new post-revolutionary constitution and promised American assistance Tuesday in the North African nation's battle against terrorists. The United States wants to encourage the democratic transition in...
By Michael Barone | 02/17/14 08:11 AM
On his American Interest blog the judicious Walter Russell Mead has some blistering words for President Obama's foreign policy, starting with his “painfully inept Syria policy.” Like the following: Our Syria response has harmed America’s position, our alliances in the Middle East, and...
By Brian Hughes | 02/16/14 10:33 AM
Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain called on President Obama to “acknowledge failure” in Syria on Sunday, saying the White House is ignoring options at its disposal to limit the bloodshed in the war-torn nation. “This is shameful. This is shameful what is going on,” McCain, Obama's...
02/14/14 03:01 PM
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he had won a commitment from China to help bring a belligerent North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks, even as he butted heads with Chinese leaders over a series of increasingly aggressive steps Beijing has taken to assert...
By Brian Hughes | 02/12/14 02:37 PM
White House press secretary Jay Carney insisted Wednesday that President Obama did not select his nominees for ambassadorships based on how much money individuals donated to his political campaigns.
02/12/14 11:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to visit President Barack Obama next month amid tension between the allies on diplomatic matters. The White House announced the March 3 visit on Wednesday and said the two leaders would discuss Mideast peace efforts, Iran's...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/12/14 11:01 AM
“The President looks forward to discussing with the prime minister progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, developments in Iran, and other regional priorities,” said the White House in a statement announcing the visit.
02/11/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador will meet with Indian nationalist politician and prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for the first time since he was refused a U.S. visa over alleged complicity in deadly anti-Muslim riots in 2002. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Tuesday...
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