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- Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return Updated: Apr-17-14 2:56 am
- US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine Updated: Apr-16-14 7:08 pm
- Algerian election faces disaffected populace Updated: Apr-16-14 2:15 pm
- US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail Updated: Apr-15-14 2:46 pm
- Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel Updated: Apr-13-14 5:46 pm
- Politics test Silicon Valley's Russian ties Updated: Apr-13-14 2:20 pm
- No. 2 US diplomat to retire Updated: Apr-11-14 4:50 pm
- AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
- Correction: Train Service-Holocaust-Maryland story Updated: Apr-10-14 1:55 pm
- Bipartisan critics slam Kerry on foreign policy Updated: Apr-08-14 3:23 pm
- Russia oil talks pose new hurdle to Iran nuke pact Updated: Apr-08-14 12:48 pm
- Kerry: US strike in Syria wouldn't be devastating Updated: Apr-08-14 12:39 pm
- Ukraine feels nervous as big powers debate fate Updated: Apr-08-14 5:23 am
- Obama praises Afghans on presidential election Updated: Apr-05-14 8:44 pm
- Kerry: It's 'reality check' time for Mideast talks Updated: Apr-04-14 8:39 pm
- Boeing says US OK's sale of plane parts to Iran Updated: Apr-04-14 8:01 pm
- Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
- 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress Updated: Apr-04-14 3:25 am
- Kerry: Israeli and Palestinian leaders must 'lead' Updated: Apr-03-14 3:28 pm
- Moscow calls on Ukraine to pay down its gas debt Updated: Apr-03-14 12:43 pm
- New Palestinian recognition bid largely symbolic Updated: Apr-02-14 12:37 pm
- American spy's release would be high-stakes gamble Updated: Apr-02-14 3:15 am
- Congress sends Obama bill to aid Ukraine Updated: Apr-01-14 7:35 pm
- AP Interview: Pollard's ex-wife urges his release Updated: Apr-01-14 5:13 pm
GENEVA - Ukraine is hoping to placate Russia and calm hostilities with its neighbor even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what it regards as fomenting unrest.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.
ALGIERS, Algeria - The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.
WASHINGTON - The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.
BERLIN - The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change said Sunday.
SAN MATEO, California - Entrepreneurs and investors say Silicon Valley's fast-growing financial ties with Russia's tech sector are being slowed down by current political tensions between the White House and the Kremlin.
WASHINGTON - The second-highest ranking American diplomat is retiring this fall after a 32-year career in the foreign service that included stints as U.S. ambassador to Russia and Jordan, top Middle East hand and leader of a team that held secret talks with Iran.
CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - In stories March 10 and April 9 about the French rail company SNCF, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company acknowledged guilt and paid more than $6 billion in reparations for its role in the Holocaust. The company has expressed regret for its role in deportations, and the reparations were paid by the French government itself, not the government-owned SNCF.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry pushed back Tuesday against withering criticism by Republicans and some fellow Democrats, defending the Obama administration's response to an emboldened Russia, nuclear talks with Iran and the Syrian civil war.
WASHINGTON - The United States could impose economic sanctions if Iran and Russia move forward with a reported oil-for-goods contract, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, discussing with a Senate panel an emerging threat to talks designed to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran.
WASHINGTON - A threatened, but averted, American missile strike to punish Syria's government for a chemical weapons attack last summer would not have been powerful enough to change the course in the Syrian civil war, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, in an attempt to deflect criticism that the U.S. hasn't done enough to stem the violence there.
KIEV, Ukraine - As top diplomats from Russia and the United States have met in Europe's capitals to decide Ukraine's fate in recent weeks, there's been a conspicuous absence: a representative from Ukraine.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Saturday that Afghanistan's presidential election marks another milestone in the effort by the Afghan people to take full responsibility for their country as the United States and its allies gradually withdraw their forces.
WASHINGTON - With Mideast peace talks on the verge of collapse, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry declared Friday that "it's reality check time" on whether an agreement can be reached anytime soon after decades of bitterness between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. The U.S. will re-evaluate its role as mediator, he said.
CHICAGO - Boeing Co. said Friday that it received U.S. government approval to export certain spare parts for commercial airplanes to Iran.
CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.
WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans.
RABAT, Morocco - Frustrated by a virtually moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry exhorted leaders on both sides Thursday to "lead" and to do so now to prevent the negotiations from collapsing.
MOSCOW - Russia is tightening its economic screws on Ukraine, ordering Thursday a further increase in the price of gas it sells to the country and asking that past bills - which are growing by the day - be paid.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to seek further international recognition of a "state of Palestine" - despite promises to hold off while negotiating with Israel - has thrown into disarray the troubled U.S. mediation efforts on a peace deal. Here's a look at the possible repercussions.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting convicted spy Jonathan Pollard an early release in a high-stakes gamble to advance Mideast peace talks.
WASHINGTON - Congress sent President Barack Obama a bill on Tuesday to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-poor Ukraine and punish Russia for its bold annexation of part of the former Soviet republic.
MODIIN, Israel - The ex-wife of imprisoned Jewish-American spy Jonathan Pollard on Tuesday implored the Israeli government to secure his release, saying her former husband's health could be in danger if he remains behind bars much longer.