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World Jan 30Putin: U.S. took ‘hostile step’ in publishing Russia list
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the Trump administration made a "hostile step" when it published a list of Russian businessmen and politicians as part of a sanctions law against Moscow.
Nation Jan 26U.S. hits Ukraine separatists, Russia officials with sanctions
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Friday it will punish 21 people and nine companies with sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.
World Jan 24U.S. says 4 Americans killed, 2 wounded in Taliban attack on Afghanistan hotel
The department had previously confirmed that multiple Americans were killed and injured, but had declined to give an exact figure until family members could be properly notified.
World Jan 23Americans killed, injured in attack on Kabul hotel, State Department says
Multiple American citizens were killed and injured in the Taliban's 13-hour siege of an upscale hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, the State Department said Tuesday.
Politics Dec 23AP report: U.S. officials say lethal weapons headed to Ukraine
Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists.
Nation Dec 20U.S. slaps 5 Russians with sanctions over human rights
WASHINGTON — The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on five Russians, including the leader of Chechnya, under a U.S. human rights law that has been a major irritant between Washington and Moscow.
Politics Nov 16U.S. opposes Nazi speech, but will vote no at UN to banning it
Although it may seem counterintuitive — who wouldn’t want to condemn Nazis? — State Department officials said that free speech protections and other problems with the resolution make it impossible for America to support the document.
World Oct 31Trump administration expected to defend embargo on Cuba in United Nations vote
A "no" vote Wednesday from U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley will return the United States to a place of extreme isolation within the global community over its policy toward Cuba, potentially undermining the Trump administration's broader goals for…
World Oct 20U.S. says 2 more American victims confirmed in Cuba attacks
Two more U.S. government workers have been confirmed to be victims of invisible attacks in Cuba, the United States said Friday, raising the total to 24.
World Oct 19U.S. tourists to Cuba ask if they were hit by ‘sonic attacks’
As the United States warns its citizens to stay away from Cuba, there are signs that spring breakers, adventure-seekers and retirees already are reconsidering trips to the island. After years of cautious progress, U.S.-Cuban relations are now at risk of…