- Crimea's parliament pushes for independence Updated: Mar-11-14 4:20 pm
- Democrats clock all-nighter with climate talk Updated: Mar-11-14 11:21 am
- Activists arrested in Philly over XL oil pipeline Updated: Mar-10-14 8:26 pm
- Official: Holocaust bill jeopardizes rail funding Updated: Mar-10-14 6:51 pm
- Arab envoys say no to Israel as Jewish state Updated: Mar-09-14 3:34 pm
- Kerry, Cruz and Crist poke fun at Gridiron Dinner Updated: Mar-08-14 11:50 pm
- Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 8:15 pm
- Walker lobbies Kerry for Keystone XL pipeline Updated: Mar-06-14 5:53 pm
- Winter's rhythms in Portland riverside park Updated: Mar-06-14 4:17 pm
- World diplomats seek to stabilize Libya Updated: Mar-06-14 3:17 pm
- Venezuelans mourn Chavez but protests don't break Updated: Mar-05-14 10:49 pm
- Efforts fail for Russia-Ukraine diplomatic talks Updated: Mar-05-14 5:39 pm
- Leaders meet in Paris to win help for Lebanon Updated: Mar-05-14 5:03 pm
- In Kiev, Kerry visits protest sites, promises aid Updated: Mar-04-14 8:02 pm
- VP Joe Biden visits Atlanta for Nunn fundraiser Updated: Mar-04-14 5:52 pm
- Former GOP Sen. Bob Smith announces NH campaign Updated: Mar-04-14 3:52 pm
- Economic battle over Ukraine heats up Updated: Mar-04-14 1:34 pm
- US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia Updated: Mar-03-14 11:16 pm
- Invasion of Ukraine isn't Putin's only option Updated: Mar-03-14 5:23 pm
- Missouri governor endorses Keystone oil pipeline Updated: Mar-03-14 4:43 pm
- Obama: Tough choices nearing in Mideast talks Updated: Mar-03-14 4:10 pm
- Shares of Russian companies traded in US plummet Updated: Mar-03-14 11:52 am
- Sanctions threat grows as Ukraine tensions rise Updated: Mar-03-14 11:46 am
- Kerry: Anti-gay law complicates US-Uganda ties Updated: Feb-28-14 3:22 pm
- US: Syria leads human rights violations in 2013 Updated: Feb-27-14 4:24 pm
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region's parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West.
WASHINGTON - Democratic senators clocked an all-nighter, working in shifts into Tuesday morning to warn of devastation from climate change and the danger of inaction.
PHILADELPHIA - Dozens of environmentalists blocked entrances to a federal office building Monday in Philadelphia to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline and police arrested at least 24 people, organizers said.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - As a French rail company seeks to work on Maryland transit projects, some lawmakers want to force the company to pay reparations to Holocaust victims who were taken on its trains to Nazi concentration camps - but a state official says the effort could jeopardize federal funds for a key state rail line.
CAIRO - Arab foreign ministers on Sunday rejected Israel's demands that the Palestinians recognize it as a Jewish state, saying such a move would undermine the rights of Palestinian refugees.
WASHINGTON - Politicians poked fun at adversaries and themselves Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, a gathering of journalists and public figures.
WASHINGTON - Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sending another letter in support of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver oil from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast.
PORTLAND, Oregon - The Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland is often one that is busy with large events such as the Oregon Brewers Festival or the Waterfront Blues Festival. On a cloudy day in the middle of the winter, it's not crowded with hundreds of people but is quite quiet.
ROME - World diplomats worked Thursday to help Libya create a stable government and more secure environment amid the violence and growing political tensions that have festered since Moammar Gadhafi's regime crumbled in 2011.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Thousands of Venezuelans mourned the passing of President Hugo Chavez on the first anniversary of his death Wednesday, while National Guard troops fired tear gas and rubber bullets at anti-government activists who pressed on with street protests despite the commemorations.
PARIS - Attempts to foster the highest-level diplomatic meeting between Russia and Ukraine since Moscow ordered troops into Ukraine's strategic Crimea region fell short Wednesday as Western officials scrambled for even small successes to keep the tense situation from escalating.
PARIS - An international support group for Lebanon appealed Wednesday for nations to extend pledges of financial help for the fragile country, which is coping with an influx of Syrian refugees, terror attacks and a struggling economy.
KIEV, Ukraine - In a somber show of U.S. support for Ukraine's new leadership, Secretary of State John Kerry walked the streets Tuesday where more than 80 anti-government protesters were killed last month, and promised beseeching crowds that American aid is on the way.
ATLANTA - Vice President Joe Biden's midterm election fundraising tour made a stop in Atlanta, where he attended a private fundraising event for U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn on Tuesday.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - More than a decade after he left office and the state, former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith has returned to run for his old seat because he says too many people in Washington have no sense of urgency or vision to restore the nation to greatness.
KIEV, Ukraine - The battle over Ukraine's future is also economic: on Tuesday, Russia cranked up the pressure by saying it would end discounts on its natural gas supplies, while the U.S. and European Union offered quick-fix aid to the beleaguered government.
WASHINGTON - The U.S and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.
MOSCOW - President Vladimir Putin knows there is little the West can do to get him to reverse his mobilization in Crimea, or to stop him from sending additional troops into other parts of Ukraine. But trade sanctions against Russia could be painful, and there are ways for him to get what he wants - keeping Ukraine from slipping out of his grasp - without ratcheting up the military pressure.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is in favor of the proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States, joining other Midwestern governors who are urging President Barack Obama to approve its construction.
WASHINGTON - Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the "tough decisions" needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians.
NEW YORK - Shares of Russian companies traded in the U.S. are plummeted Monday as the country's military forces streamed into Ukraine, raising the possibility of sanctions by Western governments.
LONDON - Fears of a tit-for-tat campaign of economic sanctions between Russia and Western powers over Ukraine ratcheted up Monday, with concerns largely centering on Russia's supplies of natural gas to Europe.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told Uganda's president that the African nation's new anti-gay law will complicate its relationship with America.
WASHINGTON - A chemical weapons attack in Syria last summer that the U.S. says killed more than 1,400 people was the world's worst human rights violation of 2013, the Obama administration concluded Thursday.