- GOP lawmakers question $1.7 billion payment US made to Iran Updated: Jan-23-16 3:24 am
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's $1.7 billion payment to Iran to settle an arcane, decades-old financial dispute is prompting questions among Republican lawmakers trying to piece together the full scope of last weekend's dramatic U.S.-Iranian prisoner swap and the lifting of many American sanctions on Tehran.
- House moves on North Korea sanctions bill after bomb test Updated: Jan-11-16 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON - The House pushed ahead on legislation that seeks to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test by expanding sanctions on Pyongyang, a move with strong bipartisan support despite questions over how effective the new restrictions can be.
- McConnell: No intention of pushing for new war powers vote Updated: Jan-10-16 3:15 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate won't take up President Barack Obama's request for new war powers to fight the Islamic State group, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday, to avoid tying the hands of the next president.
- US tells China to end 'business as usual' with NKorea Updated: Jan-07-16 6:49 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday urged China to end "business as usual" with North Korea after the isolated nation conducted its fourth nuclear test.
- House may vote next week on North Korea sanctions bill Updated: Jan-07-16 12:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives will vote as early as next week on legislation imposing new sanctions on North Korea.
- GOP-led panel passes bill for oversight of Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jan-07-16 11:34 am
WASHINGTON - The GOP-led House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday approved legislation that would give Congress greater oversight of the landmark nuclear deal with Iran.
- China holds key to pressing North Korea on nuclear weapons Updated: Jan-06-16 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Diplomatic engagement has failed to stop North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Sanctions have been tightened with little result. And military force could be catastrophic. So what can the world do to bring Kim Jong Un's renegade government into line? The answer may rest with China.