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World Mar 31Officials: U.S. considers easing ban on dollars to help Iran
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is considering easing financial restrictions that prohibit U.S. dollars from being used in transactions with Iran, U.S. officials said. Angry lawmakers countered that Tehran would be getting more than it deserves from last year's nuclear…
World Mar 29U.S. orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey
WASHINGTON — The State Department and Pentagon are ordering the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears.
World Mar 25At least 2 Americans perished in Brussels attacks
BRUSSELS — At least two American citizens have been confirmed killed in this week's attacks in Brussels, a U.S. official said Friday, as Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting the city to express his condolences to the Belgian people.
World Mar 24Kerry in Moscow urges unity in face of Brussels attacks
MOSCOW — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Thursday for countries to boost efforts to fight the Islamic State group in Syria, Iraq and beyond in the wake of this week's deadly attacks in Brussels.
Politics Mar 21Pro-Israel policy conference nervously awaits Trump speech
WASHINGTON -- As America's leading pro-Israel group prepares to hear from nearly all the presidential candidates, most eyes in the audience of thousands will be on GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
World Mar 17Kerry determines Islamic State group committing genocide in Iraq, Syria
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday determined that the Islamic State group is committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he acted to meet a congressional deadline.
Politics Mar 15House passes resolution condemning IS atrocities as genocide
WASHINGTON -- Ratcheting up the pressure on the Obama administration, the House has overwhelmingly approved a resolution that condemns as genocide the atrocities committed by the Islamic State group against Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and…
World Mar 12Kerry to decide whether Islamic State atrocities constitute genocide
The Obama administration is nearing a decision on whether to formally declare that Islamic State group atrocities against religious minorities, including Christians, constitute "genocide."…
Politics Mar 05What we learned from 52,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails
Hillary Clinton's work-related emails from her private account are now public, with more than 52,000 pages detailing her tenure as Secretary of State.
Politics Feb 29State Department releases final Clinton emails
WASHINGTON — The State Department on Monday released the 14th and final batch of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private server, bringing the total to more than 52,000 including some 2,000 that were censored for containing information…