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World Jan 13Obama ends U.S. economic embargo on Sudan
The Obama administration announced Friday the end of a U.S. economic embargo on Sudan, lifting trade and financial sanctions in an eleventh-hour push to expand ties with the long-estranged African government and build on positive signs of counterterrorism cooperation.
Politics Jan 12Where Tillerson, pick for top diplomat, differs from Trump on issues
Rex Tillerson's foreign policy isn't sounding much like Donald Trump's.
Nation Jan 09Obama presses Trump not to back away from clean energy
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama cast the adoption of clean energy in the U.S. as "irreversible," putting pressure Monday on President-elect Donald Trump not to back away from a core strategy to fight climate change.
Politics Jan 02What’s on Obama’s to-do list in the closing stretch of his presidency?
Obama's final days in office will include a bid to protect his endangered health care law, a major farewell speech and the ongoing handover of power to Donald Trump.
Politics Dec 30Here’s what President Obama is doing to protect the Affordable Care Act
President Barack Obama will strategize next week with Democratic lawmakers about how to prevent Republicans from destroying his Affordable Care Act.
World Dec 30Putin says Russia won’t expel U.S. diplomats in response to sanctions
In a statement Friday on the Kremlin's web site, Putin referred to the sanctions as a "provocation aimed to further undermine Russian-American relations." But he also said that Moscow would not be ousting American diplomats.
Politics Dec 27Japanese prime minister offers ‘everlasting condolences’ at Pearl Harbor
Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage.
Politics Dec 26Obama’s final troop tribute as commander-in-chief: ‘My gratitude to you will remain’
There was a tinge of nostalgia as Obama visited U.S. troops on Christmas for the last time, and some solemnity, too.
Politics Dec 26Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel sparks debate
NEW YORK — If President-elect Donald Trump wanted to show he planned to obliterate President Barack Obama's approach to Israel, he might have found his man to deliver that message in David Friedman, his pick for U.S. ambassador.
World Dec 13U.S. halts some arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen deaths concerns
The United States is terminating some sales of military arms to Saudi Arabia over concerns about the killing of civilians in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition, a senior U.S. official said Tuesday, while ramping up support for Saudi's border defenses…