WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reiterate concern about Russia’s support of separatists in Ukraine and about Russian compliance with a 1987 nuclear missile treaty that the U.S. says Moscow breached.
On Memorial Day, Americans across the country paused to honor men and women who fought and died in war. President Obama laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after a surprise weekend trip to Afghanistan. Remembrances come as the U.S. prepares to withdraw most of its forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
The United States is prepared to give Congo $30 million in aid for stability and democracy-building – but wants President Joseph Kabila to agree to step down at the end of his current term in office, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday. Continue reading
For a long time, Russian President Vladimir Putin remained silent over the involvement of Russian troops in Crimea. However, speaking on a televised call-in show Thursday, Putin admitted for the first time that the troops present in Crimea wearing unmarked … Continue reading
The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The incremental assistance would … Continue reading
After a diplomatic and historic meeting between defense ministers of the world’s two largest economies and two largest militaries, Chinese and American military leaders still are divided on key issues facing East Asia; including territorial disputes between Beijing and its … Continue reading
Update 12:39 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON — Congress is speaking with one voice against Russia’s annexation of Crimea, passing legislation in the House and Senate giving help to Ukraine and imposing sanctions against Russia. The Senate approved the legislation by voice … Continue reading
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials are planning a sweeping system of electronic monitoring that would tap into government, financial and other databases to scan the behavior of many of the 5 million federal employees with secret clearances, current and former … Continue reading