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World Oct 21Official: U.S. can’t abstain from UN vote on Cuba embargo
A U.S. official says the Obama administration has concluded it must oppose a U.N. resolution criticizing the U.S. economic embargo against Cuba because the draft doesn't "fully reflect" the new spirit of engagement between the former Cold War foes.
Politics Oct 17Climate change, food security key to global stability, Kerry says
The stability of the world is directly linked to climate change and its impact on food security for billions of people, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday.
Politics Sep 21U.S. weighs abstention on Cuba embargo vote at UN for first time
WASHINGTON -- For the first time, the United States may be willing to accept a United Nations condemnation of the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba without a fight, The Associated Press has learned.
World Sep 17U.S. accepts Russia’s offer to hold military talks on Syria
WASHINGTON — Amid increasing unease and uncertainty over Russia's intentions, the Obama administration plans to accept an offer from Russia for direct talks on its military buildup in Syria that U.S. officials believe is aimed at propping up Syrian President…
Sep 11Spy fears drive U.S. officials from Chinese-owned Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Fears of espionage have driven the U.S. government from New York's famed Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, which has housed presidents and other top American officials for decades but was bought last year by a Chinese firm from Hilton Worldwide.
Nation Aug 31State Department to release 7,000 pages of Clinton’s emails, 150 redacted
The State Department is expected to release roughly 7,000 pages of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails later Monday, including about 150 that have been censored because they contain information that has now been deemed classified.
World Aug 03Gulf Arab states welcome Iran nuke deal but seek further assurance
DOHA, Qatar -- Gulf Arab states on Monday welcomed the nuclear deal negotiated between Iran and world powers but said they would like further assurances that the U.S. would help them counter increasing Iranian assertiveness in the region.
Politics Jul 31U.S. condemns terrorist attack that killed Palestinian toddler
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is condemning an arson attack by suspected Jewish extremists in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler, branding it a "vicious terrorist" act that must be punished.
Politics Jul 24Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard could be freed from prison soon
WASHINGTON -- Convicted American spy Jonathan Pollard could be released from federal prison within months.
Nation Jul 24New inquiry into Clinton emails fuels political questions
WASHINGTON -- A new letter by intelligence investigators to the Justice Department says secret government information may have been compromised in Hillary Rodham Clinton's private server, underscoring an inescapable reality for her presidential campaign: Email is forever.