- Ukraine's capital hit by mass anti-govt protest Updated: Dec-08-13 7:32 am
- Jordan to begin trial of radical Muslim preacher Updated: Dec-08-13 7:19 am
- Hagel given assurances on Afghan security deal Updated: Dec-07-13 2:10 pm
- Deal to boost global trade reached at WTO summit Updated: Dec-06-13 11:04 pm
- US toasts stronger ties with former Soviet state Updated: Dec-04-13 6:17 pm
- NATO chief: Not just Karzai can sign Afghan pact Updated: Dec-04-13 3:50 pm
- Australian spies raid home of East Timor lawyer Updated: Dec-04-13 2:01 am
- US ambassador to UN: Ratify treaty on disabled Updated: Dec-03-13 4:53 pm
- Obama touts economic, trade ties with Colombia Updated: Dec-03-13 2:05 pm
- As Cameron visits, China paper criticizes Britain Updated: Dec-03-13 6:52 am
- Brazil signs agreement with oil consortium Updated: Dec-02-13 3:37 pm
- Japan minister handling trade talks in hospital Updated: Dec-02-13 12:56 am
- Report: 7K new Kan. jobs if free trade pact OK'd Updated: Dec-01-13 5:07 pm
- Caymans Islands to report US citizens' assets Updated: Nov-29-13 3:15 pm
- SKorea to start talks on joining US-led trade pact Updated: Nov-29-13 2:19 pm
- Vietnam reaffirms party role in new constitution Updated: Nov-28-13 4:29 am
- Repsol agrees to negotiate deal with Argentina Updated: Nov-27-13 7:16 pm
- Kerry heading to Europe, Mideast Updated: Nov-27-13 1:46 pm
- Problems pile up in Asia for US policymakers Updated: Nov-27-13 1:34 pm
- EU dispute puts Tymoshenko in tight spot Updated: Nov-27-13 10:22 am
- Former hostages react to Iran's nuclear deal Updated: Nov-26-13 7:44 pm
- Talks on global free-trade deal collapse in Geneva Updated: Nov-26-13 5:16 pm
- Obama, Senate spar over new Iran sanctions threats Updated: Nov-26-13 4:22 pm
- Marathon Iran nuke talks, asterisk and 'Danny Boy' Updated: Nov-26-13 8:52 am
- French minister pushes Paris as China yuan hub Updated: Nov-26-13 5:28 am
KIEV, Ukraine - Several hundred thousand Ukrainians occupied a central square in the capital on Sunday, denouncing President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to turn away from Europe and align this former Soviet republic with Russia.
AMMAN, Jordan - A Jordanian military court will start on Tuesday to hear the trial of a radical Muslim preacher deported from Britain to face terrorism charges at home, a court official said.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday he received assurances from Afghanistan's defense minister that a stalled security agreement with the United States would be signed in "a very timely manner."
BALI, Indonesia - A deal to boost global trade has been approved by all 159 member economies of the World Trade Organization for the first time in nearly two decades.
CHISINAU, Moldova - Between diplomatic headaches in Afghanistan and the Mideast, John Kerry spent happy hour Wednesday praising a wine-producing but poor Eastern European nation for resisting Russia's grasp.
BRUSSELS - NATO's chief said Wednesday that President Hamid Karzai isn't the only Afghan government official who can sign a security pact so that thousands of coalition troops can stay in Afghanistan after 2014. But an Afghan diplomat insisted Karzai will have final say anyway.
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's secret service has raided the Canberra homes of a lawyer and a former spy who intend to allege in an international court in The Hague that Australia bugged the East Timorese Cabinet ahead of sensitive oil and gas revenue-sharing negotiations.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging the Senate to ratify a global treaty on the rights of the disabled, arguing that it would benefit Americans when they are overseas.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama congratulated Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday on taking bold steps toward peace in his country and praised a U.S.-Colombia trade agreement that has increased commerce between the two countries by 20 percent. Santos hailed relations between the two governments, noting that security and drug trafficking no longer dominate talks like in the past.
BEIJING - With British Prime Minister David Cameron in the country on an official visit, a Chinese state-run newspaper on Tuesday labeled Britain a fallen great power worthy now only as a destination for tourists and students.
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil on Monday signed an agreement with a consortium of five oil companies to develop a huge offshore field under the so-called production-sharing regime that gives the federal, state and municipal governments a 75 percent stake of the oil extracted.
TOKYO - The Japanese economy minister involved in talks with the U.S. and other countries on a Pacific Rim trade pact has been hospitalized for tests, just as the negotiations approach a year-end deadline.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas could see about 7,000 new jobs if the U.S. and the European Union reach a free trade agreement, a study has found.
GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - The Cayman Islands has signed an agreement with the U.S. government to fight offshore tax evasion and encourage financial transparency.
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea said Friday it will start negotiations to join a U.S.-led trade pact covering a dozen Pacific and Asian nations.
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam passed a revised constitution on Thursday that reaffirms the dominant political and economic role of the Communist Party, disappointing reform advocates who had taken advantage of an unprecedented public revision process to press for far greater change.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Repsol said Wednesday its board has approved negotiations for terms of payment by Argentina to compensate the Spanish energy giant for last year's expropriation of its YPF division and its vast holdings of unconventional oil and gas fields.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry travels next week to Europe and the Middle East to meet with NATO officials and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Topics for discussion with the Israeli leader include ongoing negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and a recent agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program. Netanyahu has denounced the agreement with Iran.
WASHINGTON - While the Obama administration is making diplomatic progress on some of the Mideast's thorniest security issues, problems are piling up in Asia, a region that President Barack Obama had wanted to play a bigger part in American foreign policy.
MOSCOW - In the tensions over whether Ukraine will move closer to the European Union or be pulled toward Moscow, the most vivid figure may be the one who's least seen - former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who turned 53 in a prison cell Wednesday.
McLEAN, Virginia - To some of the Americans subjected to mock executions and other torment during more than a year as hostages in Iran more than 30 years ago, it seems like a mistake to trust the regime in Tehran to keep its promises in a nuclear deal brokered by the U.S. and other world powers.
GENEVA - Negotiators came close but failed Tuesday to clinch a free-trade deal that could have helped boost the world economy by $1 trillion a year and cleared the way for a broader global agreement.
WASHINGTON - An agreement secured with its greatest global foe, the Obama administration pleaded Tuesday with a more familiar if often difficult negotiating partner not to scuttle last weekend's Iran nuclear deal: Congress.
WASHINGTON - Way past midnight at an upscale Swiss hotel, negotiations hit the nitty-gritty on a breakthrough deal about Iran's nuclear program. There was a flurry of calls with the White House, pizza and talk about a tiny, but critical, asterisk in what became the final agreement.
BEIJING - France's finance minister pushed Paris as a European hub for trading of China's currency on Tuesday at the first high-level economic and financial dialogue between the two countries.